- For the American astrologer, see Jeane Dixon.
July 14, 1896
Waterbury, Connecticut, U.S.
|Died||February 12, 1981
New York City, New York, U.S.
(1940–1980; his death)
Jean Dixon (July 14, 1896 – February 12, 1981) was an American stage and film actress.
Life and career
Born Jean Jacques, Dixon was educated in France. While there, she studied dramatics under Sarah Bernhardt. She made her Broadway stage debut in 1926, in a comedy melodrama called Wooden Kimono, and continued to perform there even after she retired from films. Her style of "brittle comedy" was seen in plays like June Moon (1929) by George S. Kaufman and Ring Lardner, and Once in a Lifetime (1930) by Kaufman and Moss Hart. Her final Broadway performance was in 1959-60, in the play The Gang's All Here.
Dixon made her screen debut in 1929 in The Lady Lies, and appeared in eleven other films before her final film, 1938's Holiday, in which she played across from Edward Everett Horton, with Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn.