Mary Alice "Maris" Wrixon (December 28, 1916 – October 6, 1999) was an American film and television actress. She appeared in over 50 films between 1939 and 1951.
Mary Alice Wrixon
December 28, 1916
|Died||October 16, 1999 82) (aged|
|Occupation||Film, television actress|
|Years active||1939 – 1951|
|Spouse(s)||Rudi Fehr (1940-1999) (his death) 3 children|
|Parent(s)||Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Wrixon|
Wrixon was born in Great Falls, Montana. Her interest in acting was sparked by a role she had in a class play when she was a student at Great Falls High School. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Wrixon.
She gained acting experience at the Pasadena Community Playhouse.
Wrixon first appeared in films in the late 1930s, making one film in 1938 and 10 in 1939. Between 1940 and 1942, she appeared in 29 films at Warner Brothers, alternating between uncredited parts (in films including High Sierra and Dark Victory) and supporting roles.
Wrixon worked primarily in B-movies and, in addition to her Warners films, in films produced by Poverty Row studios such as Monogram Pictures. Monogram released the film in which The New York Times says "horror fans remember her best", The Ape, which starred Boris Karloff.
Her final film was As You Were (1951).
- Flight Angels (1940)
- The Ape (1940)
- Million Dollar Baby (1941)
- Footsteps in the Dark (1941)
- The Case of the Black Parrot (1941)
- A Shot in the Dark (1941)
- Sons of the Pioneers (1942)
- Waterfront (1944)
- White Pongo (1945)
- Black Market Babies (1945)
- The Glass Alibi (1946)
- Sea Hunt (1960) Water Nymphs, Season 3, Episode 2
- Pesselnick, Jill (May 12, 1999). "Rudi Fehr". Variety. Retrieved 2011-01-08.
- Lentz, Harris M. III (2000). Obituaries in the Performing Arts, 1999: Film, Television, Radio, Theatre, Dance, Music, Cartoons and Pop Culture. McFarland. p. 241. ISBN 9780786409198. Retrieved 12 September 2018.
- "Montana Girl Makes 'Em Talk". The Minneapolis Star. Minnesota, Minneapolis. July 20, 1941. p. Sunday Magazine - 7. Retrieved September 11, 2018 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Proves She's Right 'Type' in Film Role". The Pittsburgh Press. Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh. December 31, 1938. p. 10. Retrieved September 11, 2018 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Great Falls Girl Assigned to Roles In Two Pictures". Great Falls Tribune. Montana, Great Falls. November 11, 1938. p. 6. Retrieved September 11, 2018 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Former Falls Girl Wins Film Prominence". Great Falls Tribune. Montana, Great Falls. December 30, 1938. p. 5. Retrieved September 11, 2018 – via Newspapers.com.