Maxine Elliott Hicks

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Maxine Elliott Hicks
BornOctober 5, 1904
DiedJanuary 10, 2000(2000-01-10) (aged 95)
Years active1914-1994

Maxine Elliott Hicks (October 5, 1904 – January 10, 2000) was an American actress.


Life and career

Maxine Elliott Hicks was born in Denver, Colorado to George W. and Margaret Hicks. She began acting on the stage from the age of 5. As Maxine Hicks, she was a starlet of the silent film era, with over 200 credited and uncredited roles between 1914 and 1937. Her most famous roles were as Felice, the daughter of Ethel Barrymore's character in the 1917 version of The Eternal Mother , and the nemesis Susie May Squoggs in The Poor Little Rich Girl .

Hicks successfully made the transition from silents into talking pictures but left acting in 1937 when she and her mother got into a dispute with Jack Warner, the head of Warner Bros. studio. After a decades-long hiatus, she returned to acting in her 70s as Maxine Elliott, playing character parts in television shows such as All in the Family and had a recurring role in Just the Ten of Us . She also appeared in commercials and movies, including Defending Your Life .

Hicks was married to Frank Dodge from 1938 to 1948.


Hicks died at the age of 95 on January 10, 2000, in San Clemente, California. She was survived by three sons, seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. [1] [2]



1992 Beethoven Old Woman
1991 The Linguini Incident Old Woman
Defending Your Life Elderly Woman on Tram
1990Nerds of a Feather150-year-old woman
1989 Wicked Stepmother Mathilda
1984 Hollywood Hot Tubs Sylvia
1937 The Toast of New York Motheruncredited
1936 Ladies in Love Girl in Audienceuncredited
Private Number Olga
1934 One Hour Late Elsie Kelseyuncredited
The Old Fashioned Way Waitressuncredited
1929 Navy Blues Girl in Sweatshopuncredited
1925 Enticement Olicw Merley
The Thundering Herd Sally Hudnall
1924 The Age of Innocence
Lover's Lane Simplicity
Babbitt Verona Babbitt
Through the Dark
1923RenoMattie Hake
The Midnight AlarmAggie
East Side - West Side Kit Lamson
1921 First Love Speeder
Nobody's Kid Pinky Moore
1920 The Gilded Dream Hicks
The County Fair
Double Speed
1919The Right to HappinessUndetermined Role
An Innocent Adventuress
1918NeighborsEffie Harding
1917The Poor Little Rich GirlSusie May Squoggs
The Crimson Dove Minnie Zugg
Mary Jane's Pa
The Eternal MotherFelice
The Little Duchess Sophia Dawson


YearTV SeriesRoleNote
1994Thunder AlleyOlder Woman
FrasierMrs. Grey
1991NursesMrs. Heston
Growing PainsElderly Woman on Plane
Quantum LeapEdwine
1989Growing PainsWinnie
1988-1990Just the Ten of UsSister Ethel14 episodes
1987Designing WomenCustomer
1985Diff'rent StrokesMrs. Gail
1983HappyMrs. FisherTV Movie
1981It's a LivingLady at Piano
1980Hello, LarryMrs. Simpson
1979The JeffersonsWoman Picketer #1
CHiPsElderly Woman
1976All in the FamilyMrs. Bradley

Short films

YearShort FilmRole
1914The Borrowed FineryDolly

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  1. Oliver, Myrna (21 January 2000). "Maxine Hicks; Career Spanned Silents, TV" . Retrieved 17 May 2015.
  2. "Maxine Elliott Hicks, silent screen actress, dies at 95". Journal (Associated Press). 22 January 2000. Retrieved 17 May 2015.