Brooklyn-born Virginia Brown Faire was whisked to Hollywood in 1919 as the winner of Motion Picture Classic magazine's Fame and Fortune Contest. Faire spent the next decade playing fragile heroines and the occasional vamp. Her most fondly remembered silent-screen role was Tinker Bell in the 1924 adaptation of Barrie's Peter Pan. Though she made a successful talkie debut in Frank Capra's The Donovan Affair (1929), Faire's best years were behind her, and she spent the remainder of her career in low-budget crime melodramas and westerns. Virginia Brown Faire was married to actor Jack Daugherty, and later to producer Howard Weine.
by Hal Erickson biography