Florence Vidor - Rotten Tomatoes

Florence Vidor

Highest Rated:   Not Available
Lowest Rated:   Not Available
Birthday:  
Birthplace:   Not Available
For the first 20 years of her life, Houston-born Florence Vidor was Florence Cobb. In 1915 she married freelance photographer King Vidor, a fellow Texan with aspirations for a movie career. The Vidors traveled to Hollywood in their second-hand Model T (which also served as their "home"), financing their trip by filming travelogue footage on behalf of the Ford Motor company. Both secured jobs at the Vitagraph studio, Florence as a bit player and King as a scriptwriter and extra. The first of Florence's film roles to attract attention was the tragic seamstress in Fox's 1917 production of A Tale of Two Cities. She was next cast as leading lady opposite Sessue Hayakawa in Hashimura Togo (1917). Within a year she was starring for Cecil B. DeMille, but didn't like the director all that much and went to work for her husband, who opened his own studio in 1919. By the time the Vidors were divorced in 1923, King had risen to the top of the directorial ladder, while Florence Vidor had become a major star in films like Alice Adams (1923). Her best-known silent films include Lubitsch's The Marriage Circle (1924) and the highly romanticized Revolutionary War melodrama Barbara Frietchie (1924). Florence's first talkie, Chinatown Nights (1929), was also her last film; it wasn't that she had a poor voice, but simply that the recording equipment available at the time failed to do her voice justice. Florence Vidor retired to devote her time to her second husband, violinist Jascha Heifetz, and her three children.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Chinatown Nights
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet Confessions of an Opium Eater
  • Herself
1962
No Score Yet The Patriot
  • Countess Ostermann
1928
No Score Yet Doomsday
  • Mary Viner
1928
No Score Yet The Grand Duchess and the Waiter
  • Grand Duchess Zenia
1926
No Score Yet The Coming of Amos
  • Actor
1925
No Score Yet Are Parents People?
  • Mrs. Hazlitt
1925
No Score Yet The Marriage Circle
  • Charlotte Braun
1924
No Score Yet Barbara Frietchie
  • Barbara Frietchie
1924
No Score Yet Souls for Sale
  • Actor
1923
No Score Yet The Virginian
  • Molly Woods
1923
No Score Yet The Jack Knife Man
  • Mrs. Montgomery
1920
No Score Yet Old Wives for New
  • Juliet Roeburn
1918
No Score Yet The Family Honor
  • Actor

Quotes from Florence Vidor's Characters

No quotes approved yet.