- For the American astrologer, see Jeane Dixon.
July 14, 1896
Waterbury, Connecticut, U.S.
February 12, 1981 (aged 84)|
New York City, New York, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Edward Ely (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 the play The Gang's All Here in 1959-60.
Dixon made her screen debut in 1929 in The Lady Lies and appeared in 11 other films, including My Man Godfrey, before her final film, Holiday (1938), which starred Edward Everett Horton, Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn.