Toni Mannix - biography

Film actor from United States of America

Toni Mannix (February 19, 1906 - September 2, 1983) was an American actress and dancer in the early talkies. She became notorious for an extramarital relationship with actor George Reeves during her marriage to MGM studio head Eddie Mannix. Born as Camille Bernice Froomess in New York. Her father, Charles, was a Russian Jewish immigrant and her mother, Elizabeth, was a French-Canadian Roman Catholic. The large family would ultimately include eleven children; seven boys and four girls. The children were raised in their mother's faith. Mannix's father was a department store window decorator in Rochester, New York and her mother a home-maker. For a time, Mannix was a Ziegfeld Follies showgirl, and appeared in the Metro-Goldwyn-Meyer biography of Florenz Ziegfeld's life, The Great Ziegfeld (1936). Mannix subsequently met MGM's general manager Eddie Mannix. She later lived with him as his mistress, and then as his wife, until his death in 1963. Shortly after her marriage to Eddie Mannix in 1951 and shortly before the launch of Reeves as the titular star in the successful television series Adventures of Superman, Mannix met and began an affair with Reeves, with the acquiescence of her  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Date of birth
1906-02-19
Place of birth
New York
Nationality
United States of America
Profession
Actor

Performances

Year Performance Character
1936 The Great Ziegfeld

Death

Date of death
1983-09-02
Cause of death
Alzheimer's disease
Place of death
Beverly Hills

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