This is part of a series showing what the silent stars featured in the 1917 Kromo Gravure Trading Card set were up to at the precise moment in time covered in a 1932 Motion Picture Magazine article, Stars Who Have Vanished by Jack Grant.
I've been using the IMDb, Wikipedia, my physical bookshelf, and especially the NewspaperArchive.com database to search out the rest of the story for each of these old time stars in attempts to see what became of them from 1932 until their deaths.
Stars Who Have Vanished, 1932: Once a high favorite in filmdom and noted for her beautiful back, she and husband, Sheldon Lewis, are reported to have lost a great deal of money. Virginia is now making a comeback in minor roles. Lewis is now said to be stone-deaf, but works in independents occasionally.
A round of press in 1937 touted that Pearson, the one time screen vamp, would soon be hosting a radio show, the topic: religion.
At the time Walter Winchell referred to Pearson as "a second Aimee Semple McPherson." Pearson's specific interests were in psychic and spiritual experiences which she wrongly called upon when sharing her hunch of, "a feeling of assurance that there is a future for me in pictures."
She never appeared in any other films after publication of our 1932 article.
Was listed among many former film stars living in the Hollywood Hotel when it was torn down in 1956. After that she moved to the Motion Picture Country Home where she died in 1958, just shy of a month after Lewis, at age 72.
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