Alice Brady

Born Nov 2, 1892

Alice Brady was an American actress who began her career in the silent film era and survived the transition into talkies. She worked up until six months before her death from cancer in 1939. Her films include My Man Godfrey (1936), in which she played the flighty mother of Carole Lombard's character, and In Old Chicago (1938) for which she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.… Read More

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1892 Birth Born on November 2, 1892.
1896 3 Years Old Brady was born in New York City and was interested at an early age in becoming an actress. Her father, William A. Brady, was an important theatrical producer, and her mother was Rose Marie Rene, who died in 1896 when Alice was four.


1911 18 Years Old Alice first went on the stage when she was 14 and got her first job on Broadway in 1911 at the age of 18, in a show her father was associated with. … Read More


1913 20 Years Old Brady's father moved into movie production and presentation in 1913, with his World Film Corporation, and Brady soon followed along after him, making her first silent feature appearance in As Ye Sow in 1914. … Read More
1919 26 Years Old Brady was married to actor James Crane from 1919 to 1922, when they divorced. … Read More


1937 44 Years Old For her portrayal of Mrs. Molly O'Leary — a fictionalized version of Catherine O'Leary – in 1937's In Old Chicago, Brady won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. … Read More
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Alice Brady died from cancer on October 28, 1939, five days before her 47th birthday.
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