Alice Brady

as Mrs. Henrietta Sherwood in the movie Beauty for Sale

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Was born at 2 November 1892 in New York City, New York, USA . Died at 28 October 1939, New York City, New York, USA (cancer)

Alice Brady was born in New York City on November 2, 1892. She wasinterested in the stage from childhood, as her father was famedBroadway producer 'William A. Brady' . After a few stageproductions, Alice was discovered by movie producers in New York, sincethis was the film capital at the time.

Her first film was at the age of22 when she starred in As Ye Sow (1914) . She was immediately putto work in a number of film projects. Although she appeared in threefilms in 1915, the following year saw her in nine productions. Alicewas one of the fortunate actresses to make a successful transition fromthe silent era into the sound age. In 1936 she was nominated for anOscar for Best Supporting Actress in My Man Godfrey (1936) .

Oneyear later, she won the Oscar for the same award in In Old Chicago (1937) , in which she turned in a tremendousperformance. Alice died of cancer in New York City on October 28, 1939. She was only 46 years old. Her final film that year was Young Mr. Lincoln (1939) .


There is some small facts about Alice Brady:
  • Daughter of Broadway producer 'William A. Brady' who was also involved in filmmaking and was head of the World Film Corporation (191?-1918). He was involved in an early fight against censorship in 1919 (not too ably) as president of the National Association of the Motion Picture Industry.
  • Due to a broken ankle she was not able to attend The 10th Annual Academy Awards in which she won Best Supporting Actress for In Old Chicago (1937) . During the ceremony an unidentified man walked up to the podium and accepted the award on her behalf. When she called the Academy to say that she had not received her Oscar, it was revealed that the man was had been an impostor who had crashed the party, accepted her award and walked off with it. Brady passed away before the Academy could issue a replacement. Neither the stolen Oscar nor the man who walked away with it were ever heard from again.
  • Died of a virulent cancer five days before what would have been her 47th birthday.
  • 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 (I)' 's "Mourning Becomes Electra".
  • Gave birth to her only child at age 29, a son Donald William Crane on March 10, 1922. Child's father was her ex-husband, 'James Crane (III)' .
  • Was the 11th actress to receive an Academy Award; she won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for In Old Chicago (1937) at The 10th Academy Awards on March 10, 1938.
  • Biography in "Actresses of a Certain Character: Forty Familiar Hollywood Faces from the Thirties to the Fifties" by 'Nils Axel Nissen' .
  • Is one of 22 Oscar-winning actresses to have been born in the state of New York. The others are 'Teresa Wright (I)' , 'Anne Revere' , 'Celeste Holm' , 'Claire Trevor' , 'Judy Holliday' , 'Shirley Booth (I)' , 'Susan Hayward (I)' , 'Patty Duke' , 'Anne Bancroft (I)' , 'Barbra Streisand' , 'Jane Fonda' , 'Lee Grant (I)' , 'Beatrice Straight' , 'Whoopi Goldberg' , 'Mercedes Ruehl' , 'Marisa Tomei' , 'Mira Sorvino' , 'Susan Sarandon' , 'Jennifer Connelly' , 'Melissa Leo (I)' and 'Anne Hathaway' .
  • Her son Donald died in Los Angeles on January 17, 1942 at age 19.
  • Broadway star Alice Brady appeared in more than 50 silent films and didn't make her talkie debut until 1933.
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There is the list of movies, where Alice Brady was taked part:
1 Beauty for Sale movie Beauty for Sale 1933 as Mrs. Henrietta Sherwood
2 His Bridal Night movie His Bridal Night 1919 as Vi/Tiny Playfair (twins)
3 In the Hollow of Her Hand movie In the Hollow of Her Hand 1918 as Hetty Castleton
4 Miss Fanes Baby Is Stolen movie Miss Fanes Baby Is Stolen 1934 as Molly Prentiss
5 Screen Snapshots, Series 1, No. 14 movie Screen Snapshots, Series 1, No. 14 1920 as Herself
6 Stage Mother movie Stage Mother 1933 as Katherine 'Kitty' Lorraine
7 The Indestructible Wife movie The Indestructible Wife 1919 as Charlotte Ordway
8 Then Ill Come Back to You movie Then Ill Come Back to You 1916 as Barbara Allison
9 A Dark Lantern movie A Dark Lantern 1920 as Katherine Dereham
10 A Hungry Heart movie A Hungry Heart 1917 as Frou Frou (Gilberte Brigarde)
11 A Maid of Belgium movie A Maid of Belgium 1917 as Adoree
12 A Self-Made Widow movie A Self-Made Widow 1917 as Sylvia
13 A Trip to Paramountown movie A Trip to Paramountown 1922 as Herself
14 A Woman Alone movie A Woman Alone 1917 as Nellie Waldron
15 Alice Brady in a Liberty Loan Appeal movie Alice Brady in a Liberty Loan Appeal 1918 as Herself
16 Anna Ascends movie Anna Ascends 1922 as Anna Ayyob
17 As Ye Sow movie As Ye Sow 1914 as Dora Leland
18 At the Mercy of Men movie At the Mercy of Men 1918 as Vera Souroff
19 Betsy Ross movie Betsy Ross 1917 as Betsy Griscom
20 Bought and Paid For movie Bought and Paid For 1916 as Vivian Blaine
21 Breakdowns of 1937 movie Breakdowns of 1937 1937 as Herself
22 Broadway to Hollywood movie Broadway to Hollywood 1933 as Lulu Hackett
23 Call It a Day movie Call It a Day 1937 as Muriel West
24 Darkest Russia movie Darkest Russia 1917 as Ilda Barosky
25 Dawn of the East movie Dawn of the East 1921 as Countess Natalya
26 Go West Young Man movie Go West Young Man 1936 as Mrs. Struthers
27 Gold Diggers of 1935 movie Gold Diggers of 1935 1935 as Mrs. Prentiss
28 Goodbye Broadway movie Goodbye Broadway 1938 as Molly Malloy
29 Henry Fonda: The Man and His Movies movie Henry Fonda: The Man and His Movies 1982 as Actress in 'Young Mr. Lincoln'
30 Her Great Chance movie Her Great Chance 1918 as Lola Gray
31 Her Silent Sacrifice movie Her Silent Sacrifice 1917 as Arlette
32 Hush Money movie Hush Money 1921 as Evelyn Murray
33 In Old Chicago movie In Old Chicago 1937 as Molly O'Leary
34 Joy of Living movie Joy of Living 1938 as Minerva
35 La vie de Bohème movie La vie de Bohème 1916 as Mimi
36 Lady Tubbs movie Lady Tubbs 1935 as Henrietta Tubbs
37 Let em Have It movie Let em Have It 1935 as Aunt Ethel
38 Little Italy movie Little Italy 1921 as Rosa Mascani
39 Mama Steps Out movie Mama Steps Out 1937 as Ada Cuppy
40 Marie, Ltd. movie Marie, Ltd. 1919 as Drina Hilliard
There is the list of interview of Alice Brady:
  • "Film Fan Monthly" (USA), December 1972, Iss. # 138, pg. 3, 11, by: Maltin, Leonard, "FFM interviews Madge Evans"
There is the list of some articles of Alice Brady:
  • "Variety" (USA), 1 November 1939, pg. 47:4, "Alice Brady Dies in New York"
  • "New York Times" (USA), 30 October 1939, pg. 17:1, "Alice Brady Dead; Stage, Film Star; Daughter of Producer, William A. Brady, Succumbs Here After Long Illness BEGAN CAREER IN 'MIKADO' Last Work Was in Screen Play The Young Mr. Lincoln'-- Won Academy Award in '38 Good in Any Role Would Get Old Gracefully"
  • "The London Times" (UK), 30 October 1939, pg. 8:3, "Alice Brady"
  • "Movie Weekly" (USA), 17 May 1924, pg. 12-13, 24, by: Alma Talley, "Will the Deserted Village of Moviedom Live Again?; Will Fort Lee, in New Jersey, which was once the eastern mecca of film production, find a new lease on life and become again the center of move making?"
  • "Movie Weekly" (USA), 26 May 1923, pg. 21, 30, by: Sonya Levien, "Part III; Breasting the Big Snows with Alice Brady"
  • "Movie Weekly" (USA), 19 May 1923, pg. 21, 30, by: Sonya Levien, "Part II, On Location with Alice Brady in the Cana Wilds"
  • "Movie Weekly" (USA), 12 May 1923, pg. 13, 30, by: Sonya Levien, "Diary of a Scenario Writer on Location with Alice Brady"
  • "Moving Picture World" (USA), 17 June 1922, pg. 623, "Miss Brady Comes Back to Pictures"
  • "Moving Picture World" (USA), 7 January 1922, pg. 62, "One Fatality (Brady's Japanese chauffeur)"
  • "Movie Weekly" (USA), 7 January 1922, pg. 19, 30, "[The True Story of Alice] Brady and Jimmie Crane"
  • "Moving Picture World" (USA), 31 December 1921, pg. 1073, "Recovers from Accident"
  • "Moving Picture World" (USA), 24 December 1921, pg. 931, "Alice Brady Hurt When Speeding Auto Overturns"
  • "Moving Picture World" (USA), 7 August 1920, pg. 711, "Alice Brady Starts Work on Her Next Realart Picture"
  • "Moving Picture World" (USA), 10 July 1920, pg. 233, by: Alice Brady, "Alice Brady Will Seek to Give Variety in Productions"
  • "Moving Picture World" (USA), 19 June 1920, pg. 1566, "Alice Brady Not to Desert Stage for Motion Pictures"
  • "Moving Picture World" (USA), 5 June 1920, pg. 1353, "Alice Brady Quits Stage to Star for Year with Realart"
  • "Moving Picture World" (USA), 7 February 1920, pg. 905, ill, by: Edward Weitzel, "Alice Brady Says: the Life of Riley Is Not for Any Screen-Stage Star"
  • "Moving Picture World" (USA), 27 September 1919, pg. 1955, "Alice Brady Honor Guest at New York State Fair"
  • "Moving Picture World" (USA), 30 August 1919, pg. 1327, "Alice Brady Says 'Sinners' Is Improved by Screen"
  • "Moving Picture World" (USA), 2 August 1919, pg. 678, "Alice Brady Will Tour and Act for Film at Same Time"
  • "Moving Picture World" (USA), 12 July 1919, pg. 209, ill, "Alice Brady Signs with Realart"
  • "Moving Picture World" (USA), 28 June 1919, pg. 1950, "Song Dedicated to Marmont and Brady"
  • "Moving Picture World" (USA), 21 June 1919, pg. 1752, "Alice Brady Closes Most Successful Stage Season"
  • "Moving Picture World" (USA), 7 June 1919, pg. 1462, "Alice Brady Is Wedded to James Crane, Actor"
  • "Moving Picture World" (USA), 3 May 1919, pg. 638, "Alice Brady Completes Her Contract with Select"
  • "Moving Picture World" (USA), 1 March 1919, pg. 1178, "Alice Brady Completing Her Contract with Select"
  • "Moving Picture World" (USA), 19 October 1918, pg. 190, "Alice Brady on Stage Has Stirring Evening"
  • "Moving Picture World" (USA), 5 October 1918, pg. 103, "Alice Brady Week in Greater New York"
  • "Moving Picture World" (USA), 17 August 1918, pg. 960, "Alice Brady to Return to the Stage"
  • "Moving Picture World" (USA), 2 March 1918, pg. 1253, "Alice Brady Meeting the Public"
  • "Moving Picture World" (USA), 6 October 1917, pg. 61, ill, "Select Pictures Signs Alice Brady"
  • "Moving Picture World" (USA), 1 September 1917, pg. 1362, "Alice Brady Leaves World Film Corporation"
  • "Moving Picture World" (USA), 21 July 1917, pg. 426, ill, by: Margaret I. MacDonald, "Alice Brady Talks About Dress and Make-Up"
  • "Moving Picture World" (USA), 10 March 1917, pg. 1545, "Alice Brady Has Narrow Escape"
  • "Moving Picture World" (USA), 10 March 1917, pg. 1554, "Sculptress Makes Plaque of Alice Brady"
  • "Moving Picture World" (USA), 4 November 1916, pg. 705, ill, "Alice Brady Multiple Star"
  • "Moving Picture World" (USA), 5 February 1916, pg. 785, "Alice Brady Busy with Pictures"
  • "Moving Picture World" (USA), 10 July 1915, pg. 325, "Alice Brady with World Film"
  • "Moving Picture World" (USA), 19 June 1915, pg. 1922, ill, "Alice Brady with Knickerbocker"
  • "New York Dramatic Mirror" (USA), 7 October 1914, pg. 25:2, "Alice Brady on Screen; Will Be Seen In Peerless Company Production of 'As Ye Sow'"
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