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Marian Nixon (Nissinen)

Finnish: Marja Nissinen
Also Known As: "Marian Nixon"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Superior, Douglas County, Wisconsin, United States
Death: February 13, 1983 (78)
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United States
Place of Burial: Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Frederick Nixon and Josephine Nixon
Wife of Joe Benjamin; William A. Seiter and Ben Lyon
Mother of Christopher Alexander Seiter; Private and Salina Seiter
Sister of Linda J. Bannon

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About Marian Nixon

Marian Nixon (October 20, 1904 - February 13, 1983 in Los Angeles, California) was an American film actress. She was born into an American-Finnish family, and her original name was Marja Nissinen

Career

Born Marian Nissinen in Superior, Wisconsin, Nixon began her career as a teen working as a chorus dancer on the vaudeville circuit. 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 life and death

On August 11, 1929, Nixon married Chicago department store heir, Edward Hillman, Jr., at the home of his parents. The couple divorced in 1933. The following year, she married her We’re Rich Again director, William A. Seiter. The marriage lasted until Seiter's death in 1964. They had a son Christopher Seiter (1934-2003). In 1974, married actor/producer Ben Lyon. After Lyon's death in 1979, Nixon never remarried. Nixon died of complications following open heart surgery on February 13, 1983.[2] and is buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, California. For her contribution to the motion picture industry, Marian Nixon has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1724 Vine Street in Los Angeles, California. Her grandsons are the screenwriters Ted Griffin and Nicholas Griffin.

Selected filmography

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marian_Nixon#Selected_filmography
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marian_Nixon


Actress. Born Marian Nissinen, began her extensive silent movie career in 1923 as 'Agnes Evans' in "Cupid's Fireman." She had no problems with the transition to the talkies and she continued her career till her retreat from the film business in 1936. Married to director William Seiter. Their ashes are interred together. (bio by: [fg.cgi?page=mr&MRid=12741719" target="_blank MC)] Cause of death: Complications from surgery

Actress. Born Marian Nissinen, began her extensive silent movie career in 1923 as 'Agnes Evans' in "Cupid's Fireman." She had no problems with the transition to the talkies and she continued her career till her retreat from the film business in 1936. Married to director William Seiter. Their ashes are interred together. (bio by: [fg.cgi?page=mr&MRid=12741719" target="_blank MC)] Cause of death: Complications from surgery

About Marian Nixon (suomi)

Marian Nixon (20. lokakuuta 1904 Superior, Wisconsin – 13. helmikuuta 1983 Los Angeles, Kalifornia) oli yhdysvaltalainen näyttelijä. Hän syntyi amerikansuomalaiseen perheeseen, ja hänen alkuperäinen nimensä oli Marja Nissinen.

Hän aloitti esiintymisen teini-ikäisenä vaudevillessä, ja elokuvadebyyttinsä hän teki vuonna 1922. Mykkäelokuvien aikakaudella Nixon näytteli naispääosia useissa elokuvissa ja hän siirtyi onnistuneesti äänielokuviin. Nixonin valkokangasimago ihanteellisena vaimona ja tyttöystävänä oli kuitenkin menossa pois muodista. Hän yritti muuttaa imagoaan näyttelemällä koomisessa roolissa vuonna 1934 valmistuneessa elokuvassa We're Rich Again, mutta elokuva ei saavuttanut mainittavaa menestystä.[2] Nixon vetäytyi elokuvista vuonna 1936. Hän on saanut tähden Hollywood Walk of Famelle.
Hänen lapsenlapsiaan ovat käsikirjoittajat Ted Griffin ja Nicholas Griffin.[4]

Osittainen filmografia
Cupid's Fireman (1923)
Yksi rouva laulaa (1925)
Rahat tai henki! (1926)
Koko yö touhussa (1927)
Noidutut helmet (1927)
Sotilaskarkuri (1928)
Yöllinen häväistysjuttu (1929)
Sano se lauluin (1929)
Kenraali Crack (1929)
Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (1932)
Winner Take All (1932)
Pilgrimage (1933)
Chance at Heaven (1933)
We're Rich Again (1934)
Captain Calamity (1936)
Lähteet
Kari Glödstaf: 1000 mykkäelokuvaa: Sirpaleita elokuvan kulta-ajalta. Books on Demand, 2018.
Erickson, Hal: Marian Nixon Rovi. Viitattu 23.10.2011. (englanniksi)
Marian Nixon 16.2.1983. Los Angeles Times. Viitattu 23.10.2011. (englanniksi)
Marian Nixon, Finnish Hollywood, 25.brinkster.com
https://fi.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marian_Nixon?fbclid=IwAR2TdqOHwLBZl...

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Marian Nixon's Timeline

1904
October 20, 1904
Superior, Douglas County, Wisconsin, United States
1932
1932
1983
February 13, 1983
Age 78
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United States
February 13, 1983
Age 78
Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, United States
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