- For the American astrologer, see Jeane Dixon.
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July 14, 1893
Waterbury, Connecticut, U.S.
|Died||February 12, 1981 (aged 87)|
New York City, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Edward Stevenson Ely (1936–1980; his death)|
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 studio film, Holiday (1938), which starred Edward Everett Horton, Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn. She continued to act on stage throughout the 1940s and 1950s and made some appearances in TV series and TV movies in the 1950s and in 1960.
In January 1936, Dixon eloped with Edward Stevenson Ely; they were married in Yuma, Arizona.
- The Lady Lies (1929)
- The Kiss Before the Mirror (1933)
- Sadie McKee (1934)
- I'll Love You Always (1935)
- Mister Dynamite (1935)
- She Married Her Boss (1935)
- To Mary – with Love (1936)
- My Man Godfrey (1936)
- Magnificent Brute (1936)
- You Only Live Once (1937)
- Swing High, Swing Low (1937)
- Joy of Living (1938)
- Holiday (1938)
- The Valley of Decision (1960 TV movie)