Kay Medford Overview:

Actress, Kay Medford, was born Margaret O'Regan on Sep 14, 1919 in New York City, NY. Medford died at the age of 60 on Apr 10, 1980 in New York City, NY and was cremated and her ashes scattered in unknown location.



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:

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?

Happy: [greeting Liggett and Gloria at her shady motel] How are ya, Mr. L? Hey, I got a new joke for ya. Now, you might not understand all the words, but it seems there were these two old maids and
[Liggett hugs Gloria and says they're both *tired*]
Happy: Oh sure, Mr. L, I know what ya mean. At your age, a man's gotta get his rest, he's gotta get it regular!

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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