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Florence Vidor is a Actor American born on 23 july 1895 at Houston (USA)

Florence Vidor

Florence Vidor
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Birth name Florence Arto
Nationality USA
Birth 23 july 1895 at Houston (USA)
Death 3 november 1977 (at 82 years) at Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles (USA)

Florence Vidor (July 23, 1895, Houston, Texas – November 3, 1977, Pacific Palisades, California) was an American actress.

She was born Florence Cobb, but later her mother married the realty agent J. F. Arto, whose name the child assumed. She started working in silent movies thanks to her husband, film director King Vidor. She signed her first contract with Vitagraph Studios in 1916. Her early fame was due to her role in the 1921 film Hail the Woman.

She divorced Vidor in 1925 after having had a daughter (Suzanne), but she kept his surname. In 1926, she married classical violinist Jascha Heifetz. Her career ended with the advent of sound films.

She died in 1977 at the age of 82.


Son père, J.-P. Arto, était cadre supérieur. Elle commence à travailler comme actrice grâce à son mari, le directeur artistique King Vidor.

Elle signe son premier contrat avec la Vitagraph en 1916. Elle devient célèbre par son rôle dans le film de 1921 Hail, the Woman. Une copie de ce film existe encore de nos jours.

Elle divorce en 1925 après avoir eu une fille (Suzanne), mais elle garde le nom de son mari. L'année suivante elle se marie avec le violoniste Jascha Heifetz. Sa carrière s'arrête en 1929 au moment où l'industrie cinématographique abandonne le cinéma muet. Elle meurt en 1977.

Best films

The Patriot (1928)

Usually with

King Vidor
King Vidor
(10 films)
Frank Lloyd
Frank Lloyd
(4 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Florence Vidor (43 films)

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The Patriot, 1h53
Directed by Ernst Lubitsch
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography
Themes Films based on plays
Actors Emil Jannings, Florence Vidor, Lewis Stone, Neil Hamilton, Harry Cording, Tullio Carminati
Roles Countess Ostermann

In 18th-Century Russia, the Czar, Paul, is surrounded by murderous plots and trusts only Count Pahlen. Pahlen wishes to protect his friend, the mad king, but because of the horror of the king's acts, he feels that he must remove him from the throne. Stefan, whipped by the czar for not having the correct number of buttons on his gaiters, joins with the count in the plot. The crown prince is horrified by their plans and warns his father, who, having no love for his son, places him under arrest for his foolish accusations. Pahlen uses his mistress, the Countess Ostermann, to lure the czar into the bedroom, where she tells the czar of the plot. The czar summons Pahlen, who reassures him of his loyalty. Later that night the count and Stefan enter his bedroom, and presently the czar is dead. But moments later Stefan turns a pistol on Pahlen. As the count lies dying on the floor, the countess appears and embraces Pahlen as he says, "I have been a bad friend and lover--but I have been a Patriot.
Doomsday (1928)
, 1h5
Directed by Rowland V. Lee
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Florence Vidor, Gary Cooper, Lawrence Grant, Tom Ricketts, Frederick Sullivan
Roles Mary Viner
Rating67% 3.355733.355733.355733.355733.35573
In Sussex, England after the Great War, former aristocrat Mary Viner (Florence Vidor) and her father, retired sea captain Hesketh Viner (Charles A. Stevenson), live in a small humble cottage on Doomsday, a large and valuable farm property owned by a wealthy landlord named Percival Fream (Lawrence Grant). Mary is attracted to another tenant at Doomsday, Arnold Furze (Gary Cooper), a young ex-officer and farmer who works the land with pride as if it were his own. Soon she and Arnold fall in love, but she longs to escape her oppressive poverty.
Afraid to Love, 1h10
Origin USA
Actors Florence Vidor, Clive Brook, Arthur Lubin
Roles Katherine Silverton

Are Parents People?, 1h10
Directed by Malcolm St. Clair
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Betty Bronson, Florence Vidor, Adolphe Menjou, George Beranger, Lawrence Gray, Emily Fitzroy
Roles Mrs. Hazlitt
Rating67% 3.351063.351063.351063.351063.35106
Lita, the daughter (Bronson) of a wealthy couple (Vidor, Menjou) tries to prevent their divorce by "throwing herself" at "movie sheik" Maurice Mansfield (Beranger). Meanwhile, a young doctor (Gray) is interested in Lita.