Virginia Mansfield

Longtime radio personality Virginia Mansfield, who co-starred on radio programs during the 1950s and ’60s, died Feb. 16 in Palm Springs of complications following the fracturing of a hip. She was 96.

A native of Covington, Ky., Mansfield started her career as a classical dancer at the opening of the Martin Beck Theatre in Manhattan. She went on to co-host NBC’s “Andy and Virginia” and “Turn Back the Clock” from 1952 to ’66.

Mansfield also sang on the radio, accompanied by her husband on the piano. She performed with such luminaries as Eddie Cantor and Paul Whiteman.

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