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"Good shot, bad luck and hell are the five basic words to be used in a game of tennis, though these, of course, can be slightly amplified." -- Virginia Graham
Virginia Graham (4 July 1912, Chicago — 22 December 1998, New York City) born Virginia Komiss, was a daytime television talk show host from the mid-1950s to the mid-1970s. On television, Graham hosted the syndicated programs Food for Thought (1953—1957), Girl Talk (1962—1969) and The Virginia Graham Show (1970—1972), and appeared on many other programs.

She was described as "a bright, alert, talkative woman of ripe, tart-edged candor." Another writer said she looked like "Sophie Tucker doing a Carol Channing performance."

She attended the University of Chicago, where she majored in anthropology, and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. She then studied journalism at Northwestern University, and received a master's degree. After World War II, she wrote scripts for such radio soap operas as Stella Dallas, Our Gal Sunday, and Backstage Wife. She hosted her first radio talk show in 1951. She succeeded Margaret Truman in 1956 as co-host of the NBC radio show Weekday, teamed with Mike Wallace.

In 1982, Graham played fictional talk show host Stella Stanton in the final episodes of the soap opera Texas. Her book about her husband's death, Life After Harry: My Adventures in Widowhood, became a bestseller in 1988. Harry Guttenberg, who died in 1980, had owned and run a theatrical costume company.

Graham, a cancer survivor, was a big fund-raiser for the American Cancer Society, and, a former smoker, would denounce smoking whenever the opportunity arose. Still, when asked on her program what she would do if she knew the world would end tomorrow, she confessed she would smoke.

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Total Books: 11
Manson Sinatra and Me A Hollywood Party Girl's Memoir and How She Helped Vincent Bugliosi with the Helter Skelter Case
Consider the Years 1938-1946
2000 - Consider the Years 1938-1946 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781903155110
ISBN-10: 1903155118
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Dear Joyce Dear Ginnie The Letters of Joyce Grenfell  Virginia Graham
2000 - Dear Joyce Dear Ginnie the Letters of Joyce Grenfell VIrginia Graham (Audio Cassette)
ISBN-13: 9780563552727
ISBN-10: 0563552727

A Selection of Metaphysical Poets
1996 - A Selection of Metaphysical Poets [Poetry Bookshelf] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780435150815
ISBN-10: 0435150812

Life After Harry My Adventures in Widowhood
Life After Harry My Adventures in Widowhood
1988 - Life After Harry My Adventures in Widowhood (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780671638160
ISBN-10: 0671638165
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Nonfiction
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If I made it so can you
1978 - If I Made It So Can You (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780553115765
ISBN-10: 0553115766

Foundation Course for Sixth-form English
Foundation Course for Sixth-form English (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780706238549
ISBN-10: 0706238540

Life after Harry My adventures in widowhood
Life After Harry My Adventures in Widowhood [G.K. Hall large print book series] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780816147021
ISBN-10: 0816147027

The Joy of Hooking
The Joy of Hooking (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780846800019
ISBN-10: 0846800012