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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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 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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 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)
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- The Great Ziegfeld (1996) ... Himself
 1930 Screen Snapshots Series 9, No. 20 (Short)
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 1929 Glorifying the American Girl
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 1929 Show Boat
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 1919 Tom's Little Star (Short)
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 2004 Broadway: The American Musical (TV Series documentary)
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 2004 Ziegfeld on Film (Video documentary short)
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 1977 All You Need Is Love (TV Series documentary)
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- Diamonds as Big as the Ritz: The Musical (1977) ... Himself (as Florenz Ziegfeld)
 1961 The Twentieth Century (TV Series documentary)
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- New York in the Twenties (1961) ... Himself
 1950 The Golden Twenties (Documentary)
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Other Works:

Stage Play: Bitter Sweet. Musical operetta. Book by Noel Coward. Music and lyrics by Noël Coward. Musical Direction by Frank Tours. Directed by Noel Coward. Ziegfeld Theatre (moved to The Shubert Theatre from 17 Feb 1930- close): 5 Nov 1929- 22 Mar 1930 (159 performances). Cast: Reginald Allen (as "Chorus"), Mildred Allen-Letts (as "Chorus... See more »

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2 Biographical Movies | 4 Print Biographies | 13 Portrayals | 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 »

Trivia:

He always maintained that he had no sense of humor and that he always considered the comedians he hired to be strictly secondary to the famous Ziegfeld Girls. And yet, the comedians who rose to fame in the Follies and other shows he produced may well be his greatest legacy to audiences. Among those who started with Ziegfeld were Will Rogers, Bert Williams, Eddie Cantor, W.C. Fields, Fanny Brice, ... See more »

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