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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.
October 20, 1904, Superior, Wisconsin, USA
February 13, 1983
1925 Riders of the Purple SageBess Erne 1925 The Sporting Life 1926 What Happened to JonesLucille Bigbee 1928 Fashion News 1929 The Show of ShowsPerformer in 'What Became of the Floradora Boys' Number 1930 The Pay-OffAnnabelle 1930 General CrackArchduchess Maria Luisa 1932 Winner Take AllPeggy Harmon 1933 Doctor BullMay Tupping 1933 PilgrimageMary Saunders 1933 Chance at HeavenGlory Franklyn (as Marion Nixon) 1934 We're Rich AgainArabella Sykes (as Marion Nixon) 1934 By Your LeaveAndrée 1934 Strictly DynamiteSylvia 1936 The Reckless WayHelen RogersLimited to the 15 most popular items