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Marian Nixon

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.

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Oct 20, 1904 In Superior, Wisconsin, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Big Dan 1923-10-13
Latest Project:
Movie Captain Calamity 1936-11-28
Known For
Poster of The Lash
Poster of Say It with Songs
Poster of Riders of the Purple Sage
Poster of Big Dan
Movie Captain Calamity Madge 1936-11-28
Movie Tango Treasure McGuire 1936-02-13
Movie The Reckless Way Helen Rogers 1936-02-01
Movie The Drag-Net Katherine 'Kit' van Buren 1936-04-15
Movie Sweepstake Annie Annie Foster 1935-01-29
Movie Strictly Dynamite Sylvia 1934-05-11
Movie We're Rich Again Arabella Sykes (as Marion Nixon) 1934-07-13
Movie By Your Leave Andree 1934-11-09
Movie Embarrassing Moments Jane 1934-09-01
Movie Face in the Sky Madge 1933-01-15
Movie Best of Enemies Lena Schneider 1933-06-22
Movie Pilgrimage Mary Saunders 1933-07-12
Movie Chance at Heaven Glory Franklyn (as Marion Nixon) 1933-10-27
Movie Doctor Bull May Tupping 1933-09-22
Movie Charlie Chan's Chance Shirley Marlowe 1932-01-24
Movie After Tomorrow Sidney Taylor 1932-03-06
Movie Amateur Daddy Sally Smith 1932-04-10
Movie Too Busy to Work Rose 1932-12-02
Movie Madison Sq. Garden Bee 1932-11-04
Movie Winner Take All Peggy Harmon 1932-07-16
Movie Sweepstakes Babe Ellis 1931-07-10
Movie A Private Scandal Mary Gate 1931-12-30
Movie An Intimate Dinner in Celebration of Warner Bros. Silver Jubilee Herself 1930-08-01
Movie Scarlet Pages Nora Mason 1930-09-27
Movie Courage Muriel Colbrook 1930-05-22
Movie The Pay-Off Annabelle 1930-10-14
Movie The Lash Dona Dolores Delfino 1930-12-14
Movie Silks and Saddles Unknown 1929-01-20
Movie Man, Woman and Wife Bella Rogers / Helen Brandon 1929-01-13
Movie Silks and Saddles Mary Calhoun 1929-01-20
Movie Rainbow Man Unknown 1929-05-16
Movie Say It with Songs Katherine Lane 1929-08-05
Movie Show of Shows Performer in 'What Became of the Floradora Boys' Number 1929-11-21
Movie General Crack Archduchess Maria Luisa 1929-12-16
Movie Young Nowheres Annie Jackson 1929-10-20
Movie Out of the Ruins Unknown 1928-08-19
Movie Fashion News Self (1929) 1928-11-06
Movie Jazz Mad Elsa Hausmann 1928-11-18
Movie The Auctioneer Ruth Levi 1927-01-16
Movie Out All Night Molly O'Day 1927-09-04
Movie The Chinese Parrot Unknown 1927-10-23
Movie What Happened to Jones Lucille Bigbee 1926-02-08
Movie Rolling Home Phyllis 1926-06-07
Movie Spangles 'Spangles' Delancy 1926-11-07
Movie Devil's Island Rose Marie 1926-07-20
Movie Riders of the Purple Sage Bess Erne 1925-03-15
Movie The Saddle Hawk Rena Newhall 1925-03-08
Movie I'll Show You the Town Unknown 1925-06-07
Movie Durand of the Bad Lands Molly Gore 1925-11-01
Movie Where Was I? Alicia Stone 1925-08-24
Movie Sporting Life Nora Cavanaugh 1925-11-29
Movie The City of Stars: A Reporters Visit to the Universal Studios Unknown 1924-03-21
Movie The Last of the Duanes Ruth 1924-08-24
Movie Big Dan Unknown 1923-10-13