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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:

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


Godfrey: That's most of your stock. I knew it had been dumped on the market, so I sold short.
Angelica Bullock: I don't understand. You sold short. You mean gentlemen's underwear?


Irene: Godfrey's gonna be our butler.
Angelica Bullock: He's gonna be who's butler?
Irene: He's gonna work for us.
Angelica Bullock: Oh, that's ridiculous. You don't know anything about him. He hasn't any recommendations...
Irene: Well, the last one had recommendations and stole all the silver.
Angelica Bullock: Well, that was merely a coincidence.
Godfrey: People who take in stray cats say they make the best pets, madam.
Angelica Bullock: I don't see what cats have got to do with butlers.


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Alice Brady Facts
Died of a virulent cancer, 5 days before what would have been her 47th birthday.

Her son was born in 1922.

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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