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Alice Brady

Born November 2, 1892(1892-11-02)
New York, New York
Died October 28, 1939 (aged 46)
New York, New York

Alice Brady (November 2, 1892 - October 28, 1939) was an Academy Award-winning American actress who began her career in the silent film era and survived the transition into talkies. She worked up until six months before her death from cancer in 1939. She is perhaps best remembered as the flighty mother of Carole Lombard in My Man Godfrey, released in 1936. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 461 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (1631 × 2120 pixel, file size: 238 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Date Unknown Author Bain News Service Permission (Reusing this image) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that... is the 306th day of the year (307th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1892 (MDCCCXCII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a leap year starting on Wednesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Midtown Manhattan, looking north from the Empire State Building, 2005 New York City (officially named the City of New York) is the most populous city in the state of New York and the entire United States. ... is the 301st day of the year (302nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Midtown Manhattan, looking north from the Empire State Building, 2005 New York City (officially named the City of New York) is the most populous city in the state of New York and the entire United States. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role is one of the Academy Awards of Merit presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) to recognize an actress who has delivered an outstanding performance while working within the film industry. ... See also: 1936 in film 1937 category:1937 films 1938 in film 1930s in film years in film film // Events April 16 - Way Out West premieres in the US. May 7 - Shall We Dance premieres in the US. Top grossing films Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Conquest Damaged Lives... In Old Chicago is a 1937 dramatic film. ... is the 306th day of the year (307th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1892 (MDCCCXCII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a leap year starting on Wednesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... is the 301st day of the year (302nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The year 1939 in film involved some significant events. ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... A silent film is a film which has no accompanying soundtrack. ... 1902 poster advertising Gaumonts sound films, depicting an optimistically vast auditorium A sound film is a motion picture with synchronized sound, or sound technologically coupled to image, as opposed to a silent film. ... The year 1939 in film involved some significant events. ... Carole Lombard (October 6, 1908 – January 16, 1942) was an American actress. ... My Man Godfrey is a screwball comedy film released in 1936 by Universal Pictures. ... See also: 1935 in film 1936 1937 in film 1930s in film years in film film // Events January 6 - first Porky Pig animated cartoon September 28 - The Marx Brothers Harpo Marx marries actress Susan Fleming Top grossing films in North America Red River Valley Academy Awards Best Picture: The Great...

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Career

Brady was born in New York City as Mary Rose Brady, and was interested at an early age in becoming an actress. Her father, William A. Brady, was an important theatrical producer,[1] and she got her first job on Broadway in 1911 at the age of 18, in a show her father was associated with.[2] She continued to perform there (often in shows her father produced) consistently for the next 22 years. In 1931 she appeared in the premiere of Eugene O'Neill's Mourning Becomes Electra.[3] New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... William Aloysius Brady (June 19, 1863 - January 6, 1950) was an American theatre actor, producer, and sports promoter. ... For other uses of Broadway, see Broadway. ... Year 1911 (MCMXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Eugene Gladstone ONeill (October 16, 1888 – November 27, 1953) was a Nobel- and four-time Pulitzer Prize-winning American playwright. ... Mourning Becomes Electra is the title for a trilogy of plays by Eugene ONeill, first performed in 1931. ...


Brady's father moved into movie production and presentation in 1913[4], with his World Film Corporation, and Brady soon followed along after him, making her first silent feature appearance in As Ye Sow in (1914). She appeared in 53 films in the next 10 years, all while continuing to perform on stage, the film industry at the time being centered in New York.[5] // Events The Squaw Man, the first Hollywood feature film, is made. ... See also: 1913 in film 1914 1915 in film years in film film Events The 3,300-seat Strand Theater opens in New York City. ...


In 1923, she stopped appearing in films to concentrate on stage acting, and did not appear on the screen again until 1933, when she made the move to Hollywood and M-G-M's When Ladies Meet become her first talking picture. From then on she worked frequently until her death, making another 25 films in seven years. Her final film was Young Mr. Lincoln (1939). See also: 1922 in film 1923 1924 in film 1920s in film years in film film // Events April 15 - Lee De Forest demonstrates the Phonofilm sound-on-film system at the Rivoli Theater in New York with a series of short musical films featuring vaudeville performers. ... See also: 1932 in film 1933 1934 in film 1930s in film years in film film // Events British Film Institute founded. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... When Ladies Meet may refer to a 1932 play by Rachel Crothers, or 1933 American film and its 1941 remake, both adapted from the play. ... 1902 poster advertising Gaumonts sound films, depicting an optimistically vast auditorium A sound film is a motion picture with synchronized sound, or sound technologically coupled to image, as opposed to a silent film. ... Young Mr. ... The year 1939 in film involved some significant events. ...

Brady was married to actor James Crane from 1919 to 1922, when they divorced. They had one child, Donald. Alice Brady died from cancer on October 28, 1939, five days before her 47th birthday.[6] To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Mischa Auer (17 November 1905 in St. ... My Man Godfrey is a screwball comedy film released in 1936 by Universal Pictures. ... is the 301st day of the year (302nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The year 1939 in film involved some significant events. ...


Awards

For her portrayal of Mrs. Molly O'Leary in 1937's In Old Chicago, Brady won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. She had been nominated for the same award the year before as well, for her work in My Man Godfrey. See also: 1936 in film 1937 category:1937 films 1938 in film 1930s in film years in film film // Events April 16 - Way Out West premieres in the US. May 7 - Shall We Dance premieres in the US. Top grossing films Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Conquest Damaged Lives... In Old Chicago is a 1937 dramatic film. ... Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role is one of the Academy Awards of Merit presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) to recognize an actress who has delivered an outstanding performance while working within the film industry. ... My Man Godfrey is a screwball comedy film released in 1936 by Universal Pictures. ...


At the Academy Award presentation dinner, Brady's Oscar statuette was stolen by a man who came onstage to accept the award on the absent actress' behalf. It was never recovered, and the imposter was never tracked down. Before the Academy could re-issue another statuette, Brady passed away.


Selected filmography

A sample of her more than 80 films includes: This article is about motion pictures. ...

See also: 1913 in film 1914 1915 in film years in film film Events The 3,300-seat Strand Theater opens in New York City. ... For other persons named Betsy Boss, see Betsy Boss (disambiguation). ... See also: 1916 in film 1917 1918 in film years in film film Events Technicolor is introduced Top grossing films Cleopatra Movies released Movies released in 1917 include: The Adventurer, a Charlie Chaplin short. ... When Ladies Meet may refer to a 1932 play by Rachel Crothers, or 1933 American film and its 1941 remake, both adapted from the play. ... See also: 1932 in film 1933 1934 in film 1930s in film years in film film // Events British Film Institute founded. ... The Gay Divorcee is a 1934 film that was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture. ... See also: 1933 in film 1934 1935 in film 1930s in film years in film film // Events January 26 - Samuel Goldwyn (of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) finally purchased the film rights to The Wizard of Oz from Frank J. Baum for $40,000. ... Gold Diggers of 1935 is a Warner Bros. ... See also: 1934 in film 1935 1936 in film 1930s in film years in film film Events Judy Garland signs a contract with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM). ... Three Smart Girls (1936) is a musical comedy film. ... See also: 1935 in film 1936 1937 in film 1930s in film years in film film // Events January 6 - first Porky Pig animated cartoon September 28 - The Marx Brothers Harpo Marx marries actress Susan Fleming Top grossing films in North America Red River Valley Academy Awards Best Picture: The Great... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... My Man Godfrey is a screwball comedy film released in 1936 by Universal Pictures. ... One Hundred Men and a Girl is a 1937 musical comedy film. ... See also: 1936 in film 1937 category:1937 films 1938 in film 1930s in film years in film film // Events April 16 - Way Out West premieres in the US. May 7 - Shall We Dance premieres in the US. Top grossing films Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Conquest Damaged Lives... In Old Chicago is a 1937 dramatic film. ... Zenobia (also known as Elephants Never Forget (UK) and Its Spring Again) is a 1939 comedy film starring Oliver Hardy, Harry Langdon, Billie Burke, Alice Brady, James Ellison, Jean Parker, June Lang, Stepin Fetchit, and Hattie McDaniel. ... The year 1939 in film involved some significant events. ... Young Mr. ...

References

  1. ^ IBDB William A. Brady
  2. ^ IBDB The Balkan Princess
  3. ^ IBDB Alice Brady
  4. ^ IMDB William A. Brady
  5. ^ IMDB Alice Brady
  6. ^ Denny Jackson IMDB Biography for Alice Brady

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Awards
Preceded by
Gale Sondergaard
for Anthony Adverse
Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress
1937
for In Old Chicago
Succeeded by
Fay Bainter
for Jezebel
Persondata
NAME Brady, Alice
ALTERNATIVE NAMES Brady, Mary Rose
SHORT DESCRIPTION Actress
DATE OF BIRTH November 2, 1892
PLACE OF BIRTH New York, New York
DATE OF DEATH October 28, 1939
PLACE OF DEATH New York, New York
is the 306th day of the year (307th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1892 (MDCCCXCII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a leap year starting on Wednesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Midtown Manhattan, looking north from the Empire State Building, 2005 New York City (officially named the City of New York) is the most populous city in the state of New York and the entire United States. ... is the 301st day of the year (302nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Midtown Manhattan, looking north from the Empire State Building, 2005 New York City (officially named the City of New York) is the most populous city in the state of New York and the entire United States. ...

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