Toby Wing was a preferred actress and intercourse image who endured many tragedies in her life.
She was born Martha Virginia Wing on July 14, 1915, in Amelia Courthouse, Virginia. Her household moved to Los Angeles the place her father, Paul Wing, labored as an assistant director. He helped Toby get her first appearing job on the age of 9. Between 1924 and 1926 she made twelve movies together with Greenback Down and Double Daring. Then she took a break from appearing so she may end her schooling. When she was sixteen she was chosen to one of many unique Goldwyn Ladies together with Betty Grable and Paulette Goddard. She had supporting roles in Faculty For Ladies, Search For Magnificence, and Homicide At The Vanities. Together with her platinum blonde hair and voluptuous determine she grew to become considered one of Hollywood’s hottest intercourse symbols. Toby later complained “As a result of I am a vivid blonde and other people consider me as a refrain woman they will not imagine I am any extra than simply that.” She introduced her engagement to actor Jackie Coogan in 1934 however they broke up quickly after. Her high-profile romances with Maurice Chevalier, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Jr, and singer Pinky Tomlin saved her in title within the gossip columns. She was devastated when her fiance, aviator John T. Holmes, died in 1936.
Toby continued to get small elements in movies like The Girls Males Marry and True Confession with Carole Lombard. She additionally had a number one position within the drama The Marines Come Via. Though she appeared in additional than fifty films she by no means grew to become an A-list actress. Her ultimate position was a bit half within the 1938 musical Sweethearts. She starred on Broadway within the Cole Porter musical You By no means Know but it surely flopped. On October 19, 1938 she married aviator Dick Merrill. They’d a son named Henry in 1939. Tragically in March of 1940 eleven month outdated Henry died after suffocating in his crib. Later that 12 months her second son Ricky was born. Toby toured with a number of stage productions however finally she give up appearing. She and her husband moved to Miami, Florida the place she started a brand new profession as an actual property agent. Toby nonetheless sometimes carried out in group theater. Tragedy struck once more in 1982 when her son Ricky was murdered of their dwelling. Only one month later her husband Dick died from a coronary heart assault. She spent her ultimate years dwelling in Virginia along with her two granddaughters. Toby handed away from pure causes on March 22, 2001. She was eighty-five years outdated. Toby is buried along with her husband and sons in Christ Church Kingston Parish Cemetery in Mathews, Virginia.