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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.

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.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 49

Birthday 1904-10-20

Day of Death 1983-02-13

Place of Birth Superior, Wisconsin, USA

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Also Known As

  • Marion Nixon

Acting TV ShowsMovies

The City of Stars: A Reporters Visit to the Universal Studios
1936 Captain Calamity as Madge
1936 The Drag-Net as Katherine 'Kit' van Buren
1936 Tango as Treasure McGuire
1936 The Reckless Way as Helen Rogers
1935 Sweepstake Annie as Annie Foster
1934 By Your Leave as Andree
1934 Embarrassing Moments as Jane
1934 We're Rich Again as Arabella Sykes (as Marion Nixon)
1934 Strictly Dynamite as Sylvia
1933 Chance at Heaven as Glory Franklyn (as Marion Nixon)
1933 Doctor Bull as May Tupping
1933 Pilgrimage as Mary Saunders
1933 Best of Enemies as Lena Schneider
1933 Face in the Sky as Madge
1932 Too Busy to Work as Rose
1932 Madison Sq. Garden as Bee
1932 Winner Take All as Peggy Harmon
1932 Amateur Daddy as Sally Smith
1932 After Tomorrow as Sidney Taylor
1932 Charlie Chan's Chance as Gloria Garland as Shirley Marlowe
1931 A Private Scandal as Mary Gate
1931 Sweepstakes as Babe Ellis
1930 The Lash as Dona Dolores Delfino
1930 The Pay-Off as Annabelle
1930 Scarlet Pages as Nora Mason
1930 An Intimate Dinner in Celebration of Warner Bros. Silver Jubilee as Herself
1930 Courage as Muriel Colbrook
1930 General Crack as Archduchess Maria Luisa
1929 Show of Shows as Performer in 'What Became of the Floradora Boys' Number
1929 Young Nowheres as Annie Jackson
1929 Say It with Songs as Katherine Lane
1929 Silks and Saddles as Mary Calhoun
1928 Jazz Mad as Elsa Hausmann
1928 Fashion News
1928 Out of the Ruins
1927 The Chinese Parrot
1927 Out All Night
1927 The Auctioneer as Ruth Levi
1926 Spangles as 'Spangles' Delancy
1926 Devil's Island as Rose Marie
1926 Rolling Home as Phyllis
1926 What Happened to Jones as Lucille Bigbee
1925 Sporting Life
1925 Durand of the Bad Lands as Molly Gore
1925 Where Was I?
1925 Riders of the Purple Sage as Bess Erne
1925 The Saddle Hawk as Rena Newhall
1924 The Last of the Duanes

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