Alice Brady

Actor, Singer
Best-known for playing dithery society matrons in 1930s films, this performer actually had a long and varied career. The daughter of famed theatrical producer William A. Brady and stepdaughter of stage great Grace ... Read more »
Born: 11/02/1892 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (20)

Young Mr. Lincoln 1938 (Movie)

Abigail Clay (Actor)

In Old Chicago 1937 (Movie)

(Actor)

100 Men and a Girl 1936 (Movie)

(Actor)

Mr. Dodd Takes the Air 1936 (Movie)

(Actor)

Three Smart Girls 1936 (Movie)

(Actor)

Go West, Young Man 1935 (Movie)

Mrs Struthers (Actor)

My Man Godfrey 1935 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Gay Divorcee 1934 (Movie)

Aunt Hortense (Actor)

When Ladies Meet 1932 (Movie)

(Actor)

Beauty for Sale (Movie)

Mrs. Sherwood (Actor)

Betsy Ross (Movie)

Betsy Griscam (Actor)

Joy of Living (Movie)

Minerva (Actor)

Merry-Go-Round of 1938 (Movie)

Aunt Hortense (Actor)

Miss Fane's Baby Is Stolen (Movie)

Mrs. Molly Prentiss (Actor)

Stage Mother (Movie)

Kitty Lorraine (Actor)

The Gilded Cage (Movie)

Princess Honore (Actor)

The Indestructible Wife (Movie)

Charlotte Ordway (Actor)

The Knife (Movie)

Kate Tarleton (Actor)

Whirlpool (Movie)

Isabele Corbyn, aka Bella Cavello (Actor)

Zenobia (Movie)

Mrs. Carter (Actor)

Biography

Best-known for playing dithery society matrons in 1930s films, this performer actually had a long and varied career. The daughter of famed theatrical producer William A. Brady and stepdaughter of stage great Grace George, Alice Brady rejected a career in grand opera and began acting in stock companies. She first reached Broadway as an ingenue in "The Balkan Princess" (1911) and scored a hit in several Gilbert and Sullivan revivals the following year. Brady varied between light comedy and heavy drama over the next twenty years in shows like "Little Women" (1912, as Meg), "Sinners" (1915), "Anna Ascends" (1920), "Zander the Great" (1923), "The Bride of the Lamb" (1926) and "Love, Honor and Betray" (1930). Perhaps her biggest Broadway hit was as the tragic daughter Lavinia in Eugene O'Neill's "Mourning Becomes Electra" (1931).

Relationships

Donald Crane

Son

William A Brady Jr

Step-Brother
born in 1900 died in fire in 1935

William Brady

Father
born in 1863 died in 1950

Rosemarie Brady

Mother
died in 1895

James Crane

Husband
married on May 20, 1920 divorced in 1922

Grace George

Step-Mother
born in 1878 married William Brady in 1899 died in 1961

Grace George Actor

Step-Mother
Born on November 2nd, 1892 in New York City, New York Died on October 28th, 1939 in New York City, New York

EDUCATION

Conservatory of Music

Boston , Massachusetts
studied grand opera

Convent of St Elizabeth

Madison , New Jersey

Milestones

1939

Final film, "Young Mr. Lincoln," released posthumously

1937

Sued Actor's Equity over rights to use her photo in advertisements (she had previously refused to join Screen Actor's Guild and charged this was retaliation). She won suit and Equity was about to suspend her when her illnes was was made known to them.

1933

Signed by MGM for talkie debut in "When Ladies Meet"

1932

Last Broadway show, "Madamoiselle" (co-starring stepmother Grace George)

1923

Left films for return to stage, after starring in 50 silent films

1914

Film debut, "As Ye Sow"

1911

Made New York stage debut in "The Balkan Princess"

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