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Maxine Elliott Hicks

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Maxine Elliott Hicks
BornOctober 5, 1904
DiedJanuary 10, 2000(2000-01-10) (aged 95)
Years active1914-1994

Maxine Elliott Hicks (October 5, 1904 – January 10, 2000) was an American actress.

Life and career

Maxine Elliott Hicks was born in Denver, Colorado to George W. and Margaret Hicks. She began acting on the stage from the age of 5. As Maxine Hicks, she was a starlet of the silent film era, with over 200 credited and uncredited roles between 1914 and 1937. Her most famous roles were as Felice, the daughter of Ethel Barrymore's character in the 1917 version of The Eternal Mother, and the nemesis Susie May Squoggs in The Poor Little Rich Girl.

Hicks successfully made the transition from silents into talking pictures but left acting in 1937 when she and her mother got into a dispute with Jack Warner, the head of Warner Bros. studio. After a decades-long hiatus, she returned to acting in her 70s as Maxine Elliott, playing character parts in television shows such as All in the Family and had a recurring role in Just the Ten of Us. She also appeared in commercials and movies, including Defending Your Life.

Hicks was married to Frank Dodge from 1938 to 1948.


Hicks died at the age of 95 on January 10, 2000 in San Clemente, California. She was survived by three sons, seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.[1][2]



Year Film Role Note
1992 Beethoven Old Woman
1991 The Linguini Incident Old Woman
Defending Your Life Elderly Woman on Tram
1990 Nerds of a Feather 150-year-old woman
1989 Wicked Stepmother Mathilda
1984 Hollywood Hot Tubs Sylvia
1937 The Toast of New York Mother uncredited
1936 Ladies in Love Girl in Audience uncredited
Private Number Olga
1934 One Hour Late Elsie Kelsey uncredited
The Old Fashioned Way Waitress uncredited
1929 Navy Blues Girl in Sweatshop uncredited
1925 Enticement Olicw Merley
The Thundering Herd Sally Hudnall
1924 The Age of Innocence
Lover's Lane Simplicity
Babbitt Verona Babbitt
Through the Dark
1923 Reno Mattie Hake
The Midnight Alarm Aggie
East Side - West Side Kit Lamson
1921 First Love Speeder
Nobody's Kid Pinky Moore
1920 The Gilded Dream Hicks
The County Fair
Double Speed
1919 The Right to Happiness Undetermined Role
An Innocent Adventuress
1918 Neighbors Effie Harding
1917 The Poor Little Rich Girl Susie May Squoggs
The Crimson Dove Minnie Zugg
Mary Jane's Pa
The Eternal Mother Felice
The Little Duchess Sophia Dawson


Year TV Series Role Note
1994 Thunder Alley Older Woman
Frasier Mrs. Grey
1991 Nurses Mrs. Heston
Growing Pains Elderly Woman on Plane
Quantum Leap Edwine
1989 Growing Pains Winnie
1988-1990 Just the Ten of Us Sister Ethel 14 episodes
1987 Designing Women Customer
1985 Diff'rent Strokes Mrs. Gail
1983 Happy Mrs. Fisher TV Movie
1981 It's a Living Lady at Piano
1980 Hello, Larry Mrs. Simpson
1979 The Jeffersons Woman Picketer #1
1978 Rhoda Erma
CHiPs Elderly Woman
1977 Phyllis Abigail
1976 All in the Family Mrs. Bradley

Short films

Year Short Film Role
1914 The Borrowed Finery Dolly


  1. ^ Oliver, Myrna (21 January 2000). "Maxine Hicks; Career Spanned Silents, TV". Retrieved 17 May 2015.
  2. ^ "Maxine Elliott Hicks, silent screen actress, dies at 95". Journal (Associated Press). 22 January 2000. Retrieved 17 May 2015.

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