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Full Name  Florence Ryan
Role  Actress
Occupation  Actress, writer
Movies  The Women
Years active  1907-1939
Siblings  Mary Nash
Name  Florence Nash

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Born  October 2, 1888 (1888-10-02) Troy, New York, U.S.
Died  April 2, 1950, Hollywood, California, United States
Books  June Dusk, and Other Poems
Parents  Ellen Frances, James H. Ryan
Similar People  Mary Nash, Dennie Moore, Lucile Watson, George Cukor

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


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Early life

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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.


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 comedian in vaudeville until the 1930s (appearing in sketches including In 1999), 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.

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


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

    Florence Nash Wikipedia