Victoria Forde (Victoria Forde)

Victoria Forde

Victoria Forde (April 21, 1896 – July 24, 1964) was an American silent film actress. 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, Victoria Forde 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 Victoria Forde’s 5-year stay with Nestor, Al Christie would direct her in one hundred and sixteen short films. Victoria 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. Victoria Forde 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.  Forde was a frequent heroine/leading lady for Tom Mix during his Selig work. She had met Mix on the set of one of the Westerns the two appeared in, they married in 1918. The marriage lasted until 1931, after which Forde remained in obscurity until her death. The marriage ended in divorce in 1931. Victoria Forde died in Beverly Hills on July 24, 1964. Being of the Catholic faith she was interred in the Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City, California.

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Born

  • April, 21, 1896
  • USA
  • New York, New York

Died

  • July, 24, 1964
  • USA
  • Beverly Hills, California

Cemetery

  • Holy Cross Cemetery
  • Culver City, California
  • USA

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