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. Events 836 - Pactum Sicardi, peace between the Principality of Benevento and the Duchy of Naples Year 1912 ( MCMXII) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Leap year starting Chicago (ʃɪˈkɑːgoʊ is the largest City by population in the state of Illinois and the American Midwest of the United States. Events 1790 - The Turkish fortress of Izmail is stormed and captured by Suvorov and his Russian armies Year 1998 ( MCMXCVIII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar) The City of New York A talk show ( American) or chat show ( Global) is a Television or Radio program where one person or group of people come together to 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. In Broadcasting, syndication is the sale of the right to broadcast Radio shows and Television shows to multiple individual stations without going through
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. Sophie Tucker ( January 13, 1884 &ndash February 9, 1966) was a Singer and Comedian, one of the most popular entertainers Carol Elaine Channing (b January 31 1921, Seattle Washington) is an American Singer and actress. "
She attended the University of Chicago, where she majored in anthropology, and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. The University of Chicago is a Private university located principally in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago. Anthropology (/ˌænθɹəˈpɒlədʒi/ from Greek grc ἄνθρωπος anthrōpos, "human" -λογία -logia) is the study of The Phi Beta Kappa Society is an academic Honor society with the mission of "fostering and recognizing excellence" in the Undergraduate Liberal arts 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. A soap opera is an ongoing episodic work of Fiction, usually broadcast on Television or Radio. Stella Dallas was an America radio Soap opera that ran from 1937 to 1955 Backstage Wife is an American Soap opera radio program that details the travails of Mary Noble a girl from a small town in Iowa who came to New York seeking her future 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. Mary Margaret Truman Daniel, widely known throughout her life as Margaret Truman, ( February 17 1924 — January 29 2008) was an The National Broadcasting Company ( NBC) is an American Television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York City's Mike Wallace (born Myron Leon Wallace on May 9, 1918) is an American journalist. 
In 1982, Graham played fictional talk show host Stella Stanton in the final episodes of the soap opera Texas. Texas (sometimes called Another World in Texas and later Texas The New Generation) was a daytime Soap opera which aired on NBC from Her book about her husband's death, Life After Harry: My Adventures in Widowhood, became a bestseller in 1988. A bestseller is a Book that is identified as extremely popular by its inclusion on lists of currently top selling titles that are based on publishing industry and book trade 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. The American Cancer Society ( ACS) is the "nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to Still, when asked on her program what she would do if she knew the world would end tomorrow, she confessed she would smoke.