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Alice Brady Overview:

Legendary actress, Alice Brady, was born on Nov 2, 1892 in New York City, NY. Brady died at the age of 47 on Oct 28, 1939 in New York City, NY and was laid to rest in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery in Sleepy Hollow, Westchester, NY.

MINI BIO:

Alice Brady appeared in over 75 roles, both Silent and Sound, including In Old Chicago (as Molly O’Leary), My Man Godfrey (as Angelica Bullock) and The Gay Divorcee (as Ginger Roger’ s dizzy Aunt Hortense).

(Source: article by Annmarie Gatti for Classic Movie Hub).

HONORS and AWARDS:

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Alice Brady was nominated for two Academy Awards, winning one for Best Supporting Actress for In Old Chicago (as Molly O'Leary) in 1937.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1936Best Supporting ActressMy Man Godfrey (1936)Angelica BullockNominated
1937Best Supporting ActressIn Old Chicago (1937)Molly O'LearyWon
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She was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures.

BlogHub Articles:

The Moment I Fell For:

By Judy on Oct 31, 2014 From Cary Grant Won't Eat You

This is part of the Classic Movie Blog Association’s Forgotten Stars blogathon. Check out the other entries! When you type into a Google search, a flood of entries appear?but not for the talented actress who won over My Man Godfrey audiences in her role as the flighty head of the... Read full article


Mini Tribute:

By Annmarie Gatti on Nov 2, 2012 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

Born November 2, 1892 Actress, ! The fabulous (in my humble opinion!) appeared in over 75 roles, both Silent and Sound, including? In Old Chicago (won Best Supporting Actress), My Man Godfrey (nominated for Best Supporting Actress) — and my personal favorite –? The... Read full article


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Alice Brady Quotes:

Mrs. Lyons: You say the most amusing things, Count.
Lord Michael Stuart: Family trait, you know; a ready wit and complete lack of character. We drink, you know.
[Kay kicks him under the table]
Mrs. Lyons: [laughing] Oh, how amusing! You drink. Oh, yes, of course, you drink.
Lord Michael Stuart: They're funny things, these family traits. For instance, the Stuarts drink and the Craigs, they like to kick people. Tell me, what do the Lyonses do, madam?
Mrs. Lyons: The Lyons roar!
[laughs giddily]


Mary Howard: What do you think I am?! He's a married man!
Bridget Drake: Of course he is - the good ones always are. Someone has always beaten you to it.


Angelica Bullock: If you're going to be rude to my daughter, you might as well at least take your hat off!


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Alice Brady Facts
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's "Mourning Becomes Electra".

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 10 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.

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