Florence Wix

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Florence Wix
Wix in the 1934 film, Hollywood Party
Born(1883-05-16)16 May 1883
Died23 November 1956(1956-11-23) (aged 73)
Woodland Hills, California, United States
Years active1924–1953

Florence Wix (16 May 1883 23 November 1956) was an English-born American character actress who worked from the 1920s in silent films through sound films of the 1950s.



Born on 16 May 1883, in Hertfordshire in England, Wix would make her screen debut in the 1924 film Secrets , starring Betty Compson and Noah Beery. [1] While some sources indicate that she appeared in over 100 films, the American Film Institute Database only has her listed in 48. [2] Some of the more notable films she appeared in include: Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939), starring James Stewart, Jean Arthur, and Claude Rains; [3] William Wyler's 1942 classic drama, Mrs. Miniver , starring Greer Garson and Walter Pidgeon; [4] and 1947's comedy, The Farmer's Daughter , starring Loretta Young, Joseph Cotten, and Ethel Barrymore. [5] Her final screen appearance would be in The Story of Three Loves (1953). [6] Wix died on 23 November 1956 in the Woodland Hills area of Los Angeles, California, and was buried at Hollywood Forever Cemetery. [7]


(Per AFI database) [2]

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  1. "Secrets". American Film Institute. Archived from the original on 19 January 2015. Retrieved 19 January 2015.
  2. 1 2 "Florence Wix". American Film Institute. Retrieved 19 January 2015.
  3. "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington". American Film Institute. Archived from the original on 25 October 2014. Retrieved 19 January 2015.
  4. "Mrs. Miniver". American Film Institute. Archived from the original on 25 July 2014. Retrieved 19 January 2015.
  5. "The Farmer's Daughter". American Film Institute. Archived from the original on 29 March 2014. Retrieved 19 January 2015.
  6. "The Story of Three Loves". American Film Institute. Archived from the original on 28 March 2014. Retrieved 28 March 2014.
  7. Celebrities in Los Angeles Cemeteries