Fromkess, Maxine “Maxie”

Maxine Fromkess with her father, Hollywood Producer Leon Fromkess, circa 1942. (Photo courtesy of Maxine's son Michael Bennett.)
Maxine Fromkess with her father, Hollywood Producer Leon Fromkess, circa 1942. (Photo courtesy of Maxine’s son Michael Bennett.)

Maxine Fromkess “Maxie”

Married name: Maxine Bennett

Born: September, 1930, Manhattan, NY
Died: July, 1981, Los Angeles, CA

Maxine attended Hollywood Professional School after Mar-Ken School. Her parents were Hollywood Producer Leon Fromkess and Rita Minzesheime. She was an only child. Maxine married Mark Bennett, and they have two sons.

From the 1945 Mar-Ken School Yearbook, “Freshman Biographies”:
Maxine Fromkess was born in New York City, N.Y. on September 6, 1930. She started Mar-Ken at the beginning of the ninth grade. She came here from Robert Louis Stevenson School in New York, which she attended for seven years. Her greatest ambition is to become a dramatic actress.

Nickname: Maxie

Freshman Predictions: Maxine Fromkess’s future as a dramatic actress on the New York stage is pretty certain.

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