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Alice Brady (1892–1939)

Alice Brady was born in New York City on November 2, 1892. She was interested in the stage from childhood, as her father was famed Broadway producer William A. Brady. After a few stage productions, Alice was discovered by movie producers in New York, since this was the film capital at the time. Her first film was at the age of 22 when she starred ... See full bio »

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My Man Godfrey
My Man Godfrey Angelica Bullock
Young Mr. Lincoln
Young Mr. Lincoln Abigail Clay
The Gay Divorcee
The Gay Divorcee Aunt Hortense
In Old Chicago
In Old Chicago Molly O'Leary


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 1939 Young Mr. Lincoln
Abigail Clay
 1939 Zenobia
Mrs. Carter
 1938 Joy of Living
Minerva Garret
 1937 Merry-Go-Round of 1938
Aunt Hortense
 1937 One Hundred Men and a Girl
Mrs. Frost
 1937 Mr. Dodd Takes the Air
Mme. Sonia Moro
 1937 Mama Steps Out
Ada Cuppy
 1936 Three Smart Girls
Mrs. Lyons
 1936 Mind Your Own Business
Melba Shanks
 1936 Go West Young Man
Mrs. Struthers
 1936 The Harvester
Mrs. Biddle
 1935 Metropolitan
Ghita Galin
 1935 Let 'em Have It
Aunt Ethel
 1935 Gold Diggers of 1935
Mrs. Prentiss
 1934 Miss Fane's Baby Is Stolen
Molly Prentiss
 1933 Should Ladies Behave
Laura Merrick
 1933 Beauty for Sale
Mrs. Henrietta Sherwood
 1933 When Ladies Meet
 1923 The Snow Bride
Annette Leroux
 1923 The Leopardess
 1922 Anna Ascends
Anna Ayyob
 1922 Missing Millions
Mary Dawson
 1921 Hush Money
Evelyn Murray
 1921 Dawn of the East
Countess Natalya
 1921 Little Italy
Rosa Mascani
 1921 The Land of Hope
Marya Nisko
 1921 Out of the Chorus
Florence Maddis
 1920 The New York Idea
Cynthia Karslake
 1920 A Dark Lantern
Katherine Dereham
 1920 Sinners
Mary Horton
 1920 The Fear Market
Sylvia Stone
 1919 His Bridal Night
Vi / Tiny Playfair (twins)
 1919 The Redhead
Dazil Mellows
 1919 Marie, Ltd.
Drina Hilliard
 1919 The World to Live In
Rita Charles
 1919 The Indestructible Wife
Charlotte Ordway
 1918 In the Hollow of Her Hand
Hetty Castleton
 1918 Her Great Chance
Lola Gray
 1918 The Better Half
Louise / Beatrix Thorley (twins)
 1918 The Death Dance
Flora Farnsworth
 1918 The Whirlpool
Isabele Corbyn, aka Bella Cavello
 1918 The Ordeal of Rosetta
Rosetta / Lola Gelardi (twins)
 1918 At the Mercy of Men
Vera Souroff
 1918 The Trap
Doris Shaw
 1918 The Spurs of Sybil
Sybil Drew
 1918 The Knife
Kate Tarleton
 1917 A Maid of Belgium
 1917 Betsy Ross
Betsy Griscom
 1917 A Self-Made Widow
 1917 The Divorce Game
Florence, Viscountess de Sallure
 1917 Maternity
Ellen Franklin
 1917 Darkest Russia
Ilda Barosky
 1917 A Hungry Heart
Frou Frou (Gilberte Brigarde)
 1916 The Gilded Cage
Princess Honore
 1916 Miss Petticoats
Miss Petticoats
 1916/I Tangled Fates
Jane Lawson
 1916 Then I'll Come Back to You
Barbara Allison
 1916 The Woman in 47
Viola Donizetti
 1915 The Rack
Mrs. Gordon
 1915 The Lure of Woman
Katie O'Day
 1915 The Cup of Chance (Short)
 1915 The Boss
Emily Griswold
 1914 As Ye Sow
Dora Leland
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Stage Play: Sour Grapes. Comedy. Written by Vincent Lawrence. Longacre Theatre: 6 Sep 1926- Oct 1926 (closing date unknown/40 performances). Cast: Alice Brady (as "Alice Overton"), John Halliday (as "John Overton"), Frank Conroy (as "James Milburn"), James Kearney (as "Phillips"), Flora Sheffield (as "Marjorie Lawson"). Produced by William... See more »

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1 Print Biography | 1 Portrayal | 1 Interview | 40 Articles | See more »

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Although best remembered for her comic performances as socially ambitious mothers (My Man Godfrey (1936)), she often played serious roles, among them Lavinia Mannon in the original Broadway production of Eugene O'Neill's "Mourning Becomes Electra". See more »

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