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Florence Nash

Florence Nash
1909
Born Florence Ryan
(1888-10-02)October 2, 1888
Troy, New York, U.S.
Died April 2, 1950(1950-04-02) (aged 61)
Hollywood, California, U.S.
Occupation Actress, writer
Years active 1907-1939

Florence Nash (October 2, 1888 — April 2, 1950) was an American actress and author. She was sister to theater and movie actor Mary Nash.

Early life

Florence was born to James H. and Ellen Frances (née McNamara) Ryan. She and her sister adopted the surname of their stepfather, Philip F. Nash, a vaudeville booking executive, who married their mother after the death of their father, a lawyer.

Career

She began her acting career in 1907 and had her first hit in 1912 as Aggie Lynch in Within the Law. She was a noted theater actor and comedienne in vaudeville until the 1930s, when she moved to Hollywood to try her luck with films. Her most notable role was as "Nancy Blake" in the MGM 1939 blockbuster, The Women.[1][2]

She also was the author of a book of verse, June Dusk, published in 1918.[3]

Filmography

  • Springtime (1914)
  • It's a Great Life (1935)
  • The Women (1939)

References

External links

  • Internet Broadway Database
  • Internet Movie Database
  • Florence Nash portrait gallery NY Public Library Billy Rose collection
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