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Kay Medford Overview:

Actress, Kay Medford, was born Margaret O'Regan on Sep 14, 1914 in New York City, NY. Medford died at the age of 65 on Apr 10, 1980 in New York City, NY and was cremated and her ashes scattered in unknown location.

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Although Medford was nominated for one Oscar, she never won a competitive Academy Award.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1968Best Supporting ActressFunny Girl (1968)Rose BriceNominated
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Kay Medford Quotes:

Mrs. Strakosh: [referring to Nick Arnstein] Candidly, Mrs. Brice, that's one good-looking fella.
Rose Brice: Hmm... gorgeous. Like Fanny's papa, my ex. Also gorgeous. Wherever he is... he should only stay there.


Rose Brice: What kind of mother would name a boy Florence?
Eddie Ryan: It's Florenz-zzz
Rose Brice: What kind of mother would name a boy Florenz-zzzzzz?


Fanny Brice: He's a gentleman. A gentleman fits in anyplace.
Rose Brice: A sponge fits in any place.


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Kay Medford Facts
Was often cast as stereotypical Jewish mothers, something that always amused the devoutly Catholic Medford.

Was nominated for Broadway's 1964 Tony Award as Best Supporting or Featured Actress (Musical) for "Funny Girl," a part she recreated in an Oscar-nominated performance in the film version of the same name, Funny Girl (1968).

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