Marian Nixon

Marian Nixon

  • Highest Rated: 80% Pilgrimage (1933)
  • Lowest Rated: 80% Pilgrimage (1933)
  • Birthday: Oct 20, 1904
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • A vaudeville chorus dancer in her early teens, actress Marian Nixon entered films in 1922. Two years later, she was chosen by the Western Association of Motion Picture Advertisers as a WAMPAS Baby Star, along with such other hopefuls as Clara Bow and Dorothy Mackaill. After serving an apprenticeship as a Western ingénue, she was given leading-lady assignments opposite such popular male stars as Raymond Griffith, Reginald Denny, John Barrymore, Richard Barthelmess, and Al Jolson. She made a successful transition to talkies, but her peaches-and-cream screen image -- exemplified by her appearance as the title character in 1932's Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm -- was growing out of fashion. In 1934, she tried in vain to change her image with a Grace Allen-type scatterbrain role in We're Rich Again. While the film wasn't a howling success, in one respect it turned out to be beneficial to Nixon: She married the film's director, William Seiter, a union that lasted until Seiter's death in 1964 (it was her third marriage, his second). In 1974, the long-retired Marian Nixon married actor/producer Ben Lyon, the widower of actress Bebe Daniels.

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No Score Yet We're Rich Again Actor 2014
No Score Yet Prison Nurse NA 1938
No Score Yet Captain Calamity Madge 1936
No Score Yet Tango Treasure McGuire 1936
No Score Yet Reckless Way Actor 1936
No Score Yet Strictly Dynamite Sylvia 1934
No Score Yet Chance at Heaven Glory Franklyn 1933
No Score Yet Doctor Bull May Tupping 1933
80% Pilgrimage Mary Saunders 1933
No Score Yet Too Busy To Work Actor 1932
No Score Yet Madison Square Garden Bee 1932
No Score Yet After Tomorrow Sidney Taylor 1932
No Score Yet The Pay Off Nancy Porter 1930
No Score Yet Say It with Songs Katherine Lane 1929
No Score Yet Spangles Actor 1926
No Score Yet Hands Up The Girl He Loves 1926
No Score Yet Devil's Island Rose-Marie 1926
No Score Yet I'll Show You the Town Hazel Deeming 1925
No Score Yet Riders of the Purple Sage Bess Eme 1925
No Score Yet Rosita Actor 1923


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