Florence Nash

Florence Nash

About Florence Nash

Florence Nash (October 2, 1888--April 2, 1950) was an American actress and author. She was sister to theater and movie actor Mary Nash. Florence was born to James H. and Ellen Frances (nee 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 comedienne in vaudeville until the 1930s, 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.