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Toni Lanier (1906–1983)

Toni Lanier was a Ziegfeld Follies showgirl whose lasting notoriety came not as a performer but as the wife of a high-level studio executive and the mistress of a famous television star. Lanier appeared in the film version of Florenz Ziegfeld Jr.'s life, The Great Ziegfeld (1936), met MGM studio manager E.J. Mannix, and lived with him as mistress ... See full bio »


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The Great Ziegfeld
The Great Ziegfeld Ziegfeld Girl


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Play: Congai (1928). Written by Harry Hervey and Carleton Hildreth. Staged by Rouben Mamoulian. Sam H. Harris Theatre: 27 Nov 1928-March 1929 (135 performances). As "Shopkeeper." See more »

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Alternate Names:

Camille Lanier | Toni Mannix

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Raised in Rochester, New York by a Russian-French Jewish father and a French-Canadian Catholic mother. Fourth oldest child of eleven children. See more »



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