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Jay Brennan (1882–1961)

Jay Brennan was born on December 5, 1882 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA as James Joseph Brennan. He was an actor and writer, known for You Don't Know the Half of It (1929), Expensive Husbands (1937) and Follies Girl (1943). He died on January 14, 1961 in Brooklyn, New York, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Expensive Husbands
Follies Girl
Follies Girl Andre Duval
Around the Clock


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 1943 Follies Girl
Andre Duval (as Jay Brenan)
 1934 Around the Clock (Short)
 1929 You Don't Know the Half of It (Short)
 1927 Two Flaming Youths
Brennan - (as Savoy and Brennan)
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 1937 Expensive Husbands (screenplay)
 1937 The Footloose Heiress (contributor to dialogue - uncredited)
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 1929 You Don't Know the Half of It (Short) (performer: "Can You Imagine a Guy Like That?" - uncredited)
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 1937 Expensive Husbands (dialogue director)

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In the vaudeville comedy team, Savoy & Brennan, he was the "feed" or "straight" man. Female impersonator, Bert Savoy, was the comic half. He hired Stanley Rogers to replace Savoy from 1923 to 1930, when the team broke up.

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