Person Details

Birthday: 1904-10-20 06:14:21

Death: 1983-02-13 06:14:21

Aliases: Marion Nixon

Gender: Female

Place of birth: Superior, Wisconsin, USA

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Movie Involvements: 43

TV Involvements: 0


Most Famous Work

Biography

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Marian Nixon (October 20, 1904 – February 13, 1983) was an American film actress. She appeared in more than 70 films. Born Marian Nissinen in Superior, Wisconsin to parents of Finnish descent, Nixon began her career as a teen dancing in choruses in vaudeville. She began appearing in bit part in films in 1922 and landed her first substantial role in the 1923 film Cupid's Fireman, opposite Buck Jones. The following year, she was named a WAMPAS Baby Star. Nixon continued to work steadily throughout the mid to late 1920s appearing in Riders of the Purple Sage (1925), Hands Up! (1926), and The Chinese Parrot (1927). In 1929, she made her talkie debut as the lead in Geraldine. Later that same year, Nixon appeared opposite Al Jolson in Say It with Songs followed by General Crack in 1930. In 1932, she starred as Rebecca in the film adaption of Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm with Ralph Bellamy. Following the release of Rebecca, Nixon co-starred in Winner Take All with James Cagney. The next year she had a supporting role in John Ford's Pilgrimage. In 1934, Nixon attempted to change her wholesome image with a role in the comedy We’re Rich Again. The film wasn't a success and after appearing in eight more films, Nixon retired from acting in 1936. She made her last film, Captain Calamity at the age of 32.

Most Famous Work

Winner Take All
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Winner Take All

(1932) Peggy Harmon
Chance at Heaven
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6

Chance at Heaven

(1933) Glory Franklyn (as Marion Nixon)
Sweepstakes
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5

Sweepstakes

(1931) Babe Ellis
Fashion News
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Fashion News

(1928) Self (1929)
Scarlet Pages
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7

Scarlet Pages

(1930) Nora Mason
The Lash
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5

The Lash

(1930) Dona Dolores Delfino
Captain Calamity
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4

Captain Calamity

(1936) Madge
General Crack
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General Crack

(1929) Archduchess Maria Luisa

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
1936 Madge
Katherine 'Kit' van Buren
Treasure McGuire
Helen Rogers
1935 Annie Foster
1934 Andree
Jane
Arabella Sykes (as Marion Nixon)
Sylvia
1933 Glory Franklyn (as Marion Nixon)
May Tupping
Mary Saunders
Lena Schneider
Madge
1932 Rose
Bee
Peggy Harmon
Rebecca
Sally Smith
Sidney Taylor
Shirley Marlowe
1931 Mary Gate
Babe Ellis
1930 Dona Dolores Delfino
Annabelle
Madge Hutton
Nora Mason
Herself
Muriel Colbrook
1929 Archduchess Maria Luisa
Performer in 'What Became of the Floradora Boys' Number
Annie Jackson
Katherine Lane
Mary Lane
Lucy Calhoun
Bella Rogers / Helen Brandon
1928 Elsa Hausmann
Self (1929)
Yvonne Gilbert
1927 Sally Phillmore
Molly O'Day
Ruth Levi
1926 'Spangles' Delancy
Rose Marie
Phyllis
Lucille Bigbee
1925 Nora Cavanaugh
Molly Gore
Alicia Stone
Hazel Deming
Jacqueline McCall
Bess Erne
Rena Newhall
Joan Langdon
1924 Ruth
Bird Taylor
N/A
Lou Macon
1923 Agnes Evans
Dora Allen
Year Character Movie/Tv

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