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Florenz Ziegfeld Jr. (1867–1932)

American theatrical producer who brought the revue to spectacular heights under the slogan "Glorifying the American Girl." During the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1893, Ziegfeld managed bodybuilder Eugen Sandow (billed as the Great Sandow). In 1896 he turned to theatrical management. His promotion of French beauty Anna Held, with ... See full bio »

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Known For

Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ
Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ Miscellaneous Crew
Whoopee! Miscellaneous Crew
Show Boat
Show Boat Miscellaneous Crew
Glorifying the American Girl
Glorifying the American Girl Miscellaneous Crew


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 1930 Whoopee! (presenter - as Florenz Ziegfeld)
 1929 Sally (producer: musical comedy - as Florenz Ziegfeld)
 1929 Glorifying the American Girl (under the personal supervision of - as Florenz Ziegfeld)
 1929 Rio Rita (producer: stage play - uncredited)
 1929 Show Boat (producer: stage play - as Florenz Ziegfeld)
 1925 Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (produced by arrangement with)
 1917 The Land of Promise (presenter)
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 1930 Whoopee! (producer - as Florenz Ziegfeld)
 1929 Rio Rita (producer - uncredited)
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 1929 Glorifying the American Girl
Florenz Ziegfeld (uncredited)
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 1936 The Great Ziegfeld (acknowledgment: Suggested by Romances and Incidents in the life of America's Greatest Showman)
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 1996 Biography (TV Series documentary)
- The Great Ziegfeld (1996) ... Himself
 1930 Screen Snapshots Series 9, No. 20 (Short)
 1929 Show Boat
Himself [prologue]
 1919 Tom's Little Star (Short)
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 2004 Broadway: The American Musical (TV Mini-Series documentary)
Himself (uncredited)
 2004 Ziegfeld on Film (Video documentary short)
 1977 All You Need Is Love (TV Series documentary)
- Diamonds as Big as the Ritz: The Musical (1977) ... Himself (as Florenz Ziegfeld)
 1961 The Twentieth Century (TV Series documentary)
- New York in the Twenties (1961) ... Himself
 1950 The Golden Twenties (Documentary)

Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage Play: Over the River. Musical extravaganza. Music by John Golden. Book by George V. Hobart and H.A. Du Souchet. Lyrics by John Golden. Based on a play by H.A. Du Souchet. Musical Direction by DeWitt C. Coolman. Additional music by Elsie Janis, Edward J. Griffin, Charles Grant, William H. Penn, Jean Schwartz, Egbert Van Alstyne, ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Biographical Movies | 5 Print Biographies | 13 Portrayals | 2 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Florenz Ziegfeld

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Personal Quote:

I don't have a very quick sense of humor. Half of the great comedians I've had in my shows and that I paid a lot of money to and who made my customers shriek were not only not funny to me, but I couldn't understand why they were funny to anybody. You'd be surprised how many of the expensive comics I've run out on and locked myself in my office when they were on stage. See more »


Always maintained that, as a teenager in an exhibition shooting match, he actually outshot Annie Oakley. Ms. Oakley didn't remember the incident, however, and the story itself is probably apocryphal. See more »



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