Victoria Forde

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Victoria Forde
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Born (1896-04-21)April 21, 1896
New York, New York, USA
Died July 24, 1964(1964-07-24) (aged 68)
Beverly Hills, California, USA
Occupation Actress
Spouse(s) Tom Mix (1918–1931) 1 Child
Parents Eugenie Forde

Victoria Forde (April 21, 1896 – July 24, 1964) was an American silent film actress.

Biography[edit]

Born in New York City, Victoria Forde was the daughter of Broadway actress Eugenie Forde who got her into films with Biograph at age 14. In 1912, at age 16, she signed with Nestor Studios to make comedy films under director Al Christie. That same year, her mother made her film debut, appearing with her daughter in A Pair of Jacks (1912). During Forde's 5-year stay with Nestor, Al Christie would direct her in one hundred and sixteen short films.

Forde joined Selig Studios and became a star of Western films, frequently performing opposite cowboy actor Tom Mix. A personal relationship developed between her and Mix and, in 1917, the two signed with the Fox Film Corporation where they continued to perform together. She became his fourth wife in 1918; the following year, after having performed in one hundred and seventy six film shorts, she gave up her film career to stay at home with their daughter, Thomasina. The marriage ended in divorce in 1931.

Death[edit]

Victoria Forde died in Beverly Hills on July 24, 1964. Being of the Catholic faith[citation needed] she was interred in the Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City, California.

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