Alice Brady


Alice Brady

Infobox actor
name = Alice Brady



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birthdate = birth date|1892|11|2
location = city-state|New York City|New York
deathdate = Death date and age|1939|10|28|1892|11|2
deathplace = city-state|New York City|New York
academyawards = Best Supporting Actress
fy|1937 "In Old Chicago"

Alice Brady (November 2, 1892 - October 28, fy|1939) was an Academy Award-winning American actress who began her career in the silent film era and survived the transition into talkies. She worked up until six months before her death from cancer in fy|1939. She is perhaps best remembered as the flighty mother of Carole Lombard in "My Man Godfrey", released in 1936.

Career

Brady was born in New York City as Mary Rose Brady, and was interested at an early age in becoming an actress. Her father, William A. Brady, was an important theatrical producer,ibdb|14247|William A. Brady] and she got her first job on Broadway in 1911 at the age of 18, in a show her father was associated with. [ibdb title|7001|The Balkan Princess] She continued to perform there (often in shows her father produced) consistently for the next 22 years. In 1931 she appeared in the premiere of Eugene O'Neill's Mourning Becomes Electra.ibdb|21119]

Brady's father moved into movie production and presentation in fy|1913 [imdb|0103755|William A. Brady] , with his World Film Corporation, and Brady soon followed along after him, making her first silent feature appearance in "As Ye Sow" in (fy|1914). She appeared in 53 films in the next 10 years, all while continuing to perform on stage, the film industry at the time being centered in New York.imdb|0103567]

In fy|1923, she stopped appearing in films to concentrate on stage acting, and did not appear on the screen again until fy|1933, when she made the move to Hollywood and M-G-M's "When Ladies Meet" become her first talking picture. From then on she worked frequently until her death, making another 25 films in seven years. Her final film was "Young Mr. Lincoln" (fy|1939).

Brady was married to actor James Crane from 1919 to 1922, when they divorced. They had one child, Donald. Alice Brady died from cancer on October 28, fy|1939, five days before her 47th birthday.

Awards

For her portrayal of Mrs. Molly O'Leary in fy|1937's "In Old Chicago", Brady won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. She had been nominated for the same award the year before as well, for her work in "My Man Godfrey".

At the Academy Award presentation dinner, Brady's Oscar statuette was stolen by a man who came onstage to accept the award on the absent actress' behalf. It was never recovered, and the imposter was never tracked down. Before the Academy could re-issue another statuette, Brady passed away.

elected filmography

A sample of her more than 80 films includes:
*"As Ye Sow" (fy|1914)
*"Betsy Ross" (fy|1917)
*"When Ladies Meet" (fy|1933)
*"Beauty for Sale" (1933)
*"The Gay Divorcee" (fy|1934)
*"Gold Diggers of 1935" (fy|1935)
*"Let 'Em Have It" (1935)
*"Three Smart Girls" (fy|1936)
*"Go West, Young Man" (1936)
*"My Man Godfrey" (1936)
*"One Hundred Men and a Girl" (fy|1937)
*"In Old Chicago" (1937)
*"Zenobia" (fy|1939)
*"Young Mr. Lincoln" (1939)

References

External links

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title=Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress
years=1937
for "In Old Chicago"
before=Gale Sondergaard
for "Anthony Adverse"
after=Fay Bainter
for "Jezebel"

Persondata
NAME= Brady, Alice
ALTERNATIVE NAMES= Brady, Mary Rose
SHORT DESCRIPTION= Actress
DATE OF BIRTH= November 2, 1892
PLACE OF BIRTH= New York, New York
DATE OF DEATH= October 28, 1939
PLACE OF DEATH= New York, New York


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