Toby Wing was born on July 14, 1915. She was an American actress and showgirl.
Biography and Career
Toby Wing born with the name Martha Virginia Wing on July 14, 1915, in Amelia Courthouse, Virginia, U.S. Toby started her onscreen career at age of 9. Her father, Paul Wing, was an assistant director for Paramount Pictures.
In 1931 Toby became one of the first Goldwyn Girls, and she was seen in Mack Sennett-produced comedies made by Paramount, one starring Bing Crosby, in 1932. Toby Wing made an impression with producers and moviegoers but she seldom broke through to leading roles.
Many of her roles were small and barely clothed, before the introduction of the 1934 Production Code, but she became widely recognized as a sex symbol.
Toby Wing played a few leading roles in
B features and short subjects.
In 1936 and 1937 she worked opposite singer-songwriter Pinky Tomlin in two of his low budget musical features, With Love and Kisses and Sing While You're Able. The two stars were engaged briefly during late 1937. Although the romance ended before their planned marriage, they remained close until Tomlin's death.
Her last leading role was in The Marines Come Thru and that was filmed in Florida in 1938, but not seeing general release until 1942 as Fight On, Marines!
She retired from movies after marrying the pilot Dick Merrill, more than twenty years her senior, in 1938.
Wing completed her acting career on Broadway in the unsuccessful Cole Porter musical, You Never Know that starred Lupe Velez, Clifton Webb, Libby Holman and Harold Murray. The couple retired to DiLido, Florida, where Merrill was assigned Eastern Airlnes' New York- Miami route for the remainder of his career.
Wing became successful in real estate in California and Florida. Wing and Merrill later settled in Virginia, where they lived together until Merrill's death in 1982.
Birth Name: Martha Virginia Wing
Birth: July 14, 1915
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