~Marian Nixon~

Born: October 20, 1904 in Superior, Wisconsin, USA
Died: February 13, 1983 in Los Angeles, California, USA
~Stars of the Photoplay, 1930~
Prior to entering the movies as an extra girl, Marian Nixon appeared in a dancing act on the
Pantages circuit. Then fox put her under contract and Tom Mix often rode fast and furious across
the screen to rescue her, a damsel in distress. Marian was born in Superior, Wis., October 20, 1904,
is 5 feet, 2 inches tall, weighs 100 pounds, has chestnut brown hair and brown eyes. She became a
Wampas Star in 1924. Divorced from Joseph Benjamin in 1927, she married Edward Hillman, Jr.,
wealthy Chicagoan, in August, 1929.
~Silent Filmography~
In the Headlines (1929) .... Anna Lou Anderson
Rainbow Man (1929) .... Mary Lane
Silks and Saddles (1929) (as Marion Nixon) .... Lucy Calhoun
... aka Thoroughbreds (UK)
Geraldine (1929) .... Geraldine  
Red Lips (1928) (as Marion Nixon) .... Cynthia Day
... aka Cream of the Earth
Jazz Mad (1928) .... Elsa Hausmann
Out of the Ruins (1928) .... Yvonne Gilbert
How to Handle Women (1928) .... Beatrice Fairbanks
... aka Fresh Every Hour (copyright title)
... aka The Prince of K'nuts (UK)
... aka The Prince of Peanuts
The Fourflusher (1928) .... June Allen
The Chinese Parrot (1927) .... Sally Phillmore
Out All Night (1927) .... Molly O'Day
Down the Stretch (1927) .... Katie Kelly
Taxi! Taxi! (1927) .... Rose Zimmerman
The Auctioneer (1927) .... Ruth Levi
Heroes of the Night (1927) .... Mary Allen
Spangles (1926) .... 'Spangles' Delancy
Devil's Island (1926) .... Rose Marie
Rolling Home (1926) .... Phyllis
What Happened to Jones (1926) (as Marion Nixon) .... Lucille Bigbee
Hands Up! (1926) .... Mae, the Girl He Loves
Sporting Life (1925) .... Nora Cavanaugh
Durand of the Bad Lands (1925) .... Molly Gore
Where Was I? (1925) .... Alicia Stone
I'll Show You the Town (1925) (as Marion Nixon) .... Hazeel Deming
Let 'er Buck (1925) (as Marion Nixon) .... Jacqueline McCall
Riders of the Purple Sage (1925) (uncredited) .... Bess Erne
The Saddle Hawk (1925) .... Rena Newhall
The Hurricane Kid (1925) (as Marion Nixon) .... Joan Langdon
The Last of the Duanes (1924) .... Ruth
The Circus Cowboy (1924) .... Bird Taylor
The Vagabond Trail (1924) .... Lou Macon
Just Off Broadway (1924) .... Jean Lawrence
Cupid's Fireman (1923) .... Agnes Evans
Big Dan (1923) .... Dora Allen
Rosita (1923) (uncredited) .... Undetermined Bit Role
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~The Los Angeles Times~
February 16, 1983
Marian Nixon's 44 sound films and scores of silent pictures included the first romantic role of
As with many film pioneers, Nixon abandoned one entertainment career to pursue another, quitting
a ballet troupe in Los Angeles in about 1918 to seek work in films.

In the 1920s, Nixon shared the silent screen with Tom Mix, Buck Jones and Reginald Denny.

She met her future husband director William A. Seiter in 1926 on the set of "What Happened to
Jones?" Nixon and Seiter married in August 1934, this was the third marriage for both of them.

Her film credits include "Devil's Island," "The Show of Shows," "Charlie Chan's Chance," "Rebecca of
Sunnybrook Farm" and "We're Rich Again."

Nixon retired from films in 1936. In 1971 she married actor Ben Lyon.

-Los Angeles Times, Feb. 16, 1982