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Baade, Mabel:

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Mabel Baade performed in the Ziegfeld Follies of 1925 (Ref: Theatre Program Jan 1926, Forrest Theatre, Phil PA).

She also performed in Ziegfeld's musicals Louie the 14th (1925), No Foolin' (1926), Rio Rita (1927-1928), Rosalie (1928), Whoopee (1928-1929), Simple Simon (1930), and Smiles (1930-1931).


Bacon, Virginia: [ACJ]

"Virginia Bacon, one of the most talented stage dancers of the late 1920s and early 1930s, and a favorite performer for Ned Wayburn, the veteran Broadway director and sometime collaborator of Florenz Ziegfeld. She was a first tier vaudeville act and in the 1930s a moving force in the NY Dancer’s Club. This session probably dates from 1927 when Bacon was playing in the Keith-Albee Super Vaudeville at the Hippodrome." [David S. Shields]


Bade, Annette: [ACJ]

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Annette Bade performed in:

* Ziegfeld's musical The Century Girl (1916-1917)
* The Ziegfeld Midnight Frolics of 1920 (Feb 1, 1921 edition) and 1921
* The Ziegfeld Nine O'Clock Frolic of 1921 (Feb 8, 1921 - Mar 1921)

(Ref: Theatre Programs)

"Annette Bade, one of the superlative beauties of Broadway in the 1920s, came to notice in 1919’s “Aphrodite”—a musical pageant loosely modeled on a novel by Piere Louys, graced by the choreography of the ex-Ballet Russe master, Michael Fokine, and featuring more pretty girls than even Ziegfeld could bring before the public. Among a throng of beauties that included Dorothy Dalton, Nita Naldi, Mabel Allen, and Vera Leonard, Bade attracted notice as Myrtis. She was quickly signed by Morris Gest as a lead in the “Midnight Whirl,” featuring songs by George Gershwin. Sets for Gest’s revue were supplied by Joseph Urban, Ziegfeld’s favorite designer. It was probably he who called Florenz Ziegfeld’s attention to the charms of Miss Bade."

"She was featured on the 1920 Midnight Frolic and the 1921 “Nine o’clock Frolic.” In between the Ziegfeld shows she earned some easy money by playing a walk-on role in the 1920 movie, “A Women’s Business.” She then played a young bride in the 1923 comedy “Cold Feet.” She was a pleasant, rather than galvanic stage presence. Her winning smile and demure dancing were good for feature credit in revues where visual appeal counted much. She was in the Schubert Vogues of 1924, which made comedian Fred Allen a Broadway star. Her career ended when she married Alfred C. Mace, Jr. After the cessation of the Follies, the Ziegfeld Girls formed a club. Each year it designated one young beauty as an honorary Ziegfeld Girl during the annual meeting-event. Ann Bade Mace, Annette’s daughter was the 1941 honoree." [David S. Shields]


Bailey, Consuelo:

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Consuelo Bailey performed on Broadway from 1906-1919.


Bailey, Frankie:

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Frankie Bailey performed in Ziegfeld's musicals The Little Duchess (1901-1902) and The Century Girl (1916-1917). (Ref: Theatre Programs)


Baker, Belle:

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(December 25, 1893 - April 29, 1957) Belle Baker performed in Ziegfeld's musical Betsy (1926).


Baker, Edythe: [ACJ]

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Edythe Baker bio by Scott Yanow at allmusic

(August 3, 1895 - November 22, 1965) Edythe Baker performed in:

* The Ziegfeld Midnight Frolics of 1920 (May 31, 1920 edition & Feb 1, 1921 edition) and 1921 (April 11 edition)
* The Ziegfeld Nine O'Clock Frolic (Feb 8, 1921 - Mar 1921)

(Ref: Theatre Programs)

Her name is misspelled as Edith Barker on the Ziegfeld Midnight Frolic of 1920 theatre program. The actress Edith Barker played on Broadway and married into a banking family. It was Edythe Baker, a ragtime pianist, who performed "Ten Fingers of Syncopation" in that Midnight Frolic.


Baker, Josephine:

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(June 3, 1906 - April 12, 1975) Josephine Baker performed in the Ziegfeld Follies of 1936.


Ball, Billie: [ACJ] [TBA]

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Bankhead, Tallulah: [ACJ]

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(January 31, 1902 - December 12, 1968) Tallulah Bankhead performed on Broadway from 1918-1964. She performed in the Off-Broadway production of the Ziegfeld Follies (bearing no resemblance to the original production) at the Shubert (Boston, Opening Date: April 16, 1956). She also performed in films from 1933-1967.


Banks, Kitty: [ACJ] [TBA]

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Bara, Theda: [ACJ]

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(July 29, 1885 – April 13, 1955) Theda Bara was the stage name of Theodosia Burr Goodman, an American silent film actress. Bara was one of the most popular screen actresses of her era and one of cinema's earliest sex symbols. Her femme fatale roles earned her the nickname "The Vamp." Theda Bara made more than 40 feature films between 1914 and 1926. Complete prints of only six of these films still exist with only three remaining completely intact. Pity!!! What I'd give to see her Cleopatra! She also performed on Broadway in 1908 and again in 1920.


Barker, Irene: [ACJ]

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Irene Barker performed in the Ziegfeld Midnight Frolics of 1919 and 1920 (May 31 edition) and in the Ziegfeld Nine O'Clock Revue (Ziegfeld Girls of 1920, March 8). (Ref: Theatre Programs)


Barnette, Jean:

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Jean Barnette performed in Ziegfeld's musical Miss Innocence (1909) and in the Ziegfeld Follies of 1913 and 1914. She may have performed as Miss Barnett in the Ziegfeld Follies of 1917 and 1921.


Barnes, Helen:

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Helen Barnes performed in the Ziegfeld Follies of 1915-1918 and in one or more of the first four Ziegfeld Midnight Frolics (Ref: Balloon Costume photo).


Baron, Leonora (Baron, Leonore & Miss Baron): [misc & Ziegfeld Cast Pic, candid]

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Leonora Baron performed in the Ziegfeld Follies of 1918 (listed as Baron, hence Miss Baron on ibdb), 1922 (listed as both Leonore and Leonora Baron), and 1922 (Summer Edition) (listed only as Leonora). In a small photo dated July 1922 she is named Leonore Baron. (Ref: Theatre Programs)


Barr Twins:

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The Barr Twins performed in Ziegfeld's musical The Century Girl (1916-1917). (Ref: Theatre Program)


Basquette, Lina: [ACJ]

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(April 19, 1907 - September 30, 1994) Lina Basquette performed in the Ziegfeld Follies of 1924 and 1925.

"Lina Basquette had a strange capacity to entrance men. Legend has it that Adolph Hitler was smitten with her screen presence and there was a rumored transatlantic telephone proposal. She married nine times to seven husbands, the most significant of which was Sam Warner of the Warner Brothers. His sudden death and her youth led to a custody battle over the Warner estate and her daughter that she lost, provoking several much publicized suicide attempts."

"She lived her entire life in public arenas: as a young girl in California she starred in a film serial, moved east, starred in the 1923-24 Ziegfeld Follies as lead dancer, returned to California and starred in numbers of films, silent and sound, most notably “The Godless Girl.” Her presence on the screen was so vital that she could play outdoor action films as well as costume epics and drawing room romances. Her final feature was 1942’s “A Night for Crime.” An avid dog breeder, her final years saw her emerge as one of the most respected judges in pedigreed canine competition." [David S. Shields]


Bassett, Betty:

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Betty Bassett performed in Ziegfeld's musical Show Girl (1929).


Bayes, Nora:

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(1880 - June 19, 1928) Nora Bayes performed in Ziegfeld's musical Miss Innocence (1909) and in the Ziegfeld Follies of 1908, 1909, and 1931.


Behrens, Elsie: [ACJ]

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Elsie Behrens performed in:

* The Ziegfeld Follies of 1925 (Ref: Theatre Program Jan 1926, Forrest Theatre, Phil PA)
* Ziegfeld's musicals Louie the 14th (1925), No Foolin' (1926), Rio Rita (1927-1928), Rosalie (1928), Whoopee (1928-1929), Simple Simon (1930), and Smiles (1930-1931)

"When Florenz Ziegfeld discovered that that Elsie Behrens, a prospective member of his Follies troupe, was born in Bremen Germany, he took her to the naturalization office to see that she became an American citizen, since his motto was “Glorifying the American Girl.” [See New York Times article Aug 3, 1926]. Originally a blonde, Behrens became a brunette to suit Ziegfeld’s sense that she was more striking with dark hair." [David S. Shields]


Bell, Virginia: [ACJ]

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Virginia Bell performed in the Ziegfeld Midnight Frolic of 1921 (Feb 1 and Apr 11, 1921 editions) and in the Ziegfeld Nine O'Clock Frolic of 1921 (Feb 8, 1921 - Mar 1921). (Ref: Theatre Programs)


Bellamy, Madge: [ACJ]

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(June 30, 1899 – January 24, 1990) Madge Bellamy was a famous film star who performed in films from 1920-1945. She also performed on Broadway in 1918-1919.


Belmont, Mary:

Mary Belmont performed with her husband Joe in Ziegfeld's Nine O'Clock Revue and Midnight Frolic. (Ref: Stamped photo)


Bell, Adelaide:

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Adelaide Bell performed in Ziegfeld's musical The Century Girl (1916).


Benda, Marion: [ACJ]

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Marion Benda performed in the Ziegfeld Follies of 1925 and in Ziegfeld's musicals Rio Rita (1927-1928) and Rosalie (1928).

"In a 1928 article for the NEA news service, Alfred Cheney Johnston wrote the following about Marion Benda: "She is a trifle above the average height, with a superb figure. Her face is heart-shaped, with eyes set far apart--large, dark and luminous. Her nose and mouth are perfectly etched. There is strength and character in this face, yet all of the features are softly feminine. Her hair is lustrous and very dark and her skin a warm ivory. Girls who inherit this provocative type of beauty must nurture it well. They must make simplicity of attire a byword. Bizarre styles will make their features commonplace. Make-up must be carefully and sparingly applied." I would not call this attire here simple, but the power of her features certainly shines through." [David S. Shields]


Bergman, Caryl: [ACJ]

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Caryl Bergman performed in Ziegfeld's musicals Rosalie (1928) and Show Girl (1929).

"In a 1928 series on the types of beauty written for the NEA news syndicate, Alfred Cheney Johnston identified Bergman as an example of the Fragonarde blonde: "Carol Bergman, the prima-ballerine of 'Rosalie' is just such a type of blonde. Her hair is of the natural hue one attributes to the Nordic race: not a golden blonde not a silver blonde, but that glorious shade between. Her eyes are blue--a gray blue, and her lashes long and darker than her hair. Her nose is small and straight, and her little mouth parts into a gracious smile more often than not--and shows an even rose of small, pearl-like teeth. Her skin is soft and creamy in coloring. It is skin not as white as the Gainbsborough blonde--not as peach-like in tone as the Greuze brunet. With her very light hair, it calls for a light rachel powder and medium shade of raspberry rouge . . . . "

"Miss Bergman wears her blonde hair in a Dutch cut, softly waved and combed backward to partly reveal the ear. Girls of this type who have long hair may simulate this effect and catch the long ends in a coil-effect, carefully pinned at the nape of the neck, to retain a youthful contour. Jefferson City Post Tribune Oct. 5 1928. P. 5. Caryl Bergman had three careers—as an ingénue, a novelist, and a peace activist. Her ads in the New York Times in the 1960s preaching against nuclear proliferation and the use of force against civil rights activists did little to stem either, but were surprising expressions of concern from a matriarch of the country club set. Her novel, Dance On, Tsingane, (1945) did not visit the best-seller lists, nor did her dramatic adaptation reach the stage. But for 10 years Bergman on Broadway was a welcome sight. She played charming young women in “Rosalie,” “Show Girl,” “Sweet Adeline,” “The Gangs All Here,” “Smiles,” and “Through the Years.”" [David S. Shields]


Beri, Beth: [ACJ]

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Beth Beri performed in Ziegfeld's musical Kid Boots (1923-1925).

"Dancer Beth Beri earned her reputation in Vaudeville on the Keith circuit, becoming a headliner as a solo dancer specializing in speedy numbers during the late 1910s. She played major houses in New York in the holiday season from 1920 to 1922 before installing herself in the musical “Jack and Jill” in March 1923. She earned good notices in an indifferent production, eclipsed only by the solo dancing of Ann Pennington. After her run, Ziegfeld hired her as a featured dancer in “Kid Boots” which kept her employed through 1924. A reliable worker, Ziegfeld reengaged her for “Palm Beach Girl.” Her final Broadway credit was for the 1927 musical, “Rufus Lemaire’s Affairs,” In 1930 she married Mark Hanna, just beginning his rise to fame as a talent agent. With him she went to Shanghai and spent the early 1930s in China. The marriage went sour. The final scenes of her career were spent in supper clubs." [David S. Shields]


Bertrand, Claire:

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Claire Bertrand performed in Ziegfeld's musical Over the River (1912) and in the Ziegfeld Follies of 1915. (Ref: Stamped photo)


Beverly, Marjorie:

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Marjorie Beverly performed in:

* The Ziegfeld Midnight Frolics of April 27, 1915 (The Evening Mail), Nov 26, 1917, and July 29, 1918
* The Ziegfeld Follies-Frolic Ball of 1918

(Ref: Theatre Programs)


Biddle, Virginia: [ACJ]

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Virginia Biddle performed in Ziegfeld's musicals Rio Rita (1927-1928), Smiles (1930-1931), and Hot-Cha! (1932) and in the Ziegfeld Follies of 1931.

"Virginia Biddle, a Kansan who first registered on Broadway audiences as one of the showgirls in Showboat in 1927, and remained a Ziegfeld regular until the last Follies, was injured the explosion of Harry Richman’s yacht off Long Island in July 1931 which killed her friend and fellow cast member in the 1931 Follies, Helen Walsh. Though she played the benefit performance of the Follies in Walsh’s memory, Biddle ended her career on the stage in the wake of the accident." [David S. Shields]


Binney, Constance: [ACJ]

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(July 28, 1896 - November 15, 1989) Constance Binney performed on Broadway from 1917-1924. She also performed in silent films from 1918-1923.


Blake, Peggy: [ACJ]

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Peggy Blake performed in Ziegfeld's musicals Rio Rita (1927-1928) and Bitter Sweet (1929-1930).


Blanchard, Dorothy:

Dorothy Blanchard performed in the Ziegfeld Follies circa 1925.


Blythe, Betty: [ACJ]

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(September 1, 1893 - April 7, 1972) Betty Blythe performed on Broadway from 1930-1944 and in films from 1916-1964.


Boade, Mabel: [ACJ] (see Baade, Mabel)


Bond, Lilian (Bond, Lillian): [ACJ]

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(January 18, 1908 - January 25, 1991) The NY Times: "...Lillian Bond won a beauty contest on her home turf in 1926. Shortly afterward, she came to New York, where she was hired for The Ziegfeld Follies."


Bori, Lucrezia: [ACJ]

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(December 24, 1887 – May 14, 1960) Lucrezia Bori was a celebrated Spanish operatic singer, a lyric soprano. Her real name was Lucrecia Borja y González de Riancho and her family were reputed to be descended from the Borgias.


Bow, Clara: [ACJ]

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(July 29, 1905 - September 27, 1965) Known as the "It" Girl, the ultimate flapper Clara Bow performed in films from 1926-1933.


Bradley, Jeanette:

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Jeanette Bradley performed in Ziegfeld's musical The Three Musketeers (1928).


Bradley, Vera [no pics]

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Vera Bradley performed in the Ziegfeld Nine O'Clock Revue (Ziegfeld Girls of 1920, March 8). (Ref: Theatre Program)


Brady, Alice: [ACJ]

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(November 2, 1892 - October 28, 1939) Alice Brady was interested in the stage since she was a child. After a few stage productions, Alice was discovered by movie producers in New York. Her first film was at the age of 22 when she starred in As Ye Sow in 1914. Alice was immediately put to work in a number of film projects. Alice was one of the fortunate actresses to make a successful transition from the silent era into the sound age. In 1936, Alice was nominated for an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in My Man Godfrey.

One year later, she won the Oscar for the same award in In Old Chicago. Due to a broken ankle she was not able to attend The 10 Annual Academy Awards. 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.

Alice died of cancer in New York City on October 28, 1939. She was only 46 years old. Her final film that year was Young Mr. Lincoln. Although best remembered for her comic performances as socially-ambitious mothers she often played serious roles, among them Lavinia Mannon in the original Broadway production of Eugene O'Neill's "Mourning Becomes Electra."

Alice Brady performed in films from 1914-1939. She also performed on Broadway from 1911-1933.


Brady, Eva (Grady, Eva): [ACJ]

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(June 5, 1904 - December 13, 1934) Eva Brady performed in the Ziegfeld Follies of 1920 (ref: Theatre Magazine Aug 1920 & Munsey's Magazine 1920), 1921 and 1922.

Eva Brady was the daughter of James Maurice Brady. She had brains as well as beauty and enjoyed being the wife of the very public politician Bob Reynolds. They were married on February 27, 1931. Unfortunately her life was cut short when she died of a brain tumor at the age of thirty. There were no children.

Eva Brady/Eva Grady mystery solved by Vlad from Historical Ziegfeld group:

Buncombe Bob: The Life and Times of Robert Rice Reynolds

"In 1925 Reynolds, ever the ladies' man, met the woman who was to become his fourth wife. Eva Grady of Chicago, Illinois, a Ziegfeld Follies dancer known professionally as Eva Brady, had come to Asheville in search of a cure for tuberculosis."


Brady, Kathryn [no pics]

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Kathryn Brady performed in the Ziegfeld Nine O'Clock Revue of September 22, 1919.


Brady, Olive: [ACJ]

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Olive Brady performed in Ziegfeld's musical Whoopee (1928-1929).


Brady, Peggy [no pics]

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Peggy Brady performed in the Ziegfeld Midnight Frolics of 1920 (Feb 1, 1921 edition) and 1921 (April 11 edition). (Ref: Theatre program)


Breamer, Sylvia: [ACJ]

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(June 9, 1897 - June 7, 1943) Sylvia Breamer was an actress who performed in films from 1917-1936.


Bremer, Lucille: [ACJ] [TBA]

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(February 21, 1917 - April 16, 1996) Lucille Bremer info to be added.


Brewster, Kathryn (Brewster, Katherine):

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Katherine Brewster performed as Kathryn Brewster in the Ziegfeld Follies-Frolic Ball of 1918. (Ref: Theatre Program)


Brice, Fanny (Brice, Fannie): [ACJ]

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(October 29, 1891 – May 29, 1951) Fanny Brice performed in the Ziegfeld Follies of 1910, 1911, 1916, 1917, 1920 (as Fannie Brice), 1921, 1923, 1924, 1934, and 1936. She also performed in:

* The Ziegfeld Follies-Frolic Ball (1918)
* The Ziegfeld Midnight Frolic of 1919
* The Ziegfeld Nine O'Clock Revue (Ziegfeld Girls of 1920, March 8)
* The Ziegfeld Nine O'Clock Frolic of 1920 (May 31 edition)

(Ref: Theatre Programs)


Broderick, Helen:

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(August 11, 1891 – September 25, 1959) Helen Broderick performed in the Ziegfeld Follies of 1907.


Broderick, Lillian:

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Lillian Broderick performed in Ziegfeld Follies of 1920.


Brodsley, Bobbie:

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Bobbie Brodsley performed in Ziegfeld's musicals Show Girl (1929) and Smiles 1930-1931).


Brooks, Flo: [ACJ]

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Flo Brooks performed on Broadway from 1923-1933.


Brooks, Louise: [ACJ]

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(November 14, 1906 – August 8, 1985) Louise Brooks performed in the Ziegfeld Follies of 1925 and in Ziegfeld's musical Louie the 14th (1925).


Brooks, May: [ACJ]

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May Brooks performed as Miss Brooks in the Ziegfeld Follies-Frolic Ball (1918) and the Ziegfeld Midnight Frolic of July 29, 1918. (Ref: Theatre Programs)


Brown, Betty (Browne, Betty): [ACJ]

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Betty Brown performed in the Ziegfeld Follies of 1917 and in the Ziegfeld Nine O'Clock Revue of September 22, 1919. (Ref: Theatre Program)

She also performed in other Broadway productions from 1916 through 1922 and acted in films from 1913 to 1936.


Brown, Dorothy:

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Dorothy Brown performed in the Ziegfeld Follies of 1923 and 1924 and in Ziegfeld's musicals Annie Dear (1924-1925), Louie the 14th (1925) and Whoopee (1928-1929).


Brown, Helen: [ACJ]

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Helen Brown performed in the Ziegfeld Follies of 1927 and in Ziegfeld's musical The Century Girl (1916-1917, as Miss Brown).


Brown, Louise: [no pics]

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Louise Brown performed in the Ziegfeld Follies of 1925 (ref: Theatre Program, Jan 1926, Forrest Theatre, Phil PA) and in Ziegfeld's musical No Foolin' (1926).


Bruce, Virginia:

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(September 29, 1910 – February 24, 1982) Virginia Bruce performed in Ziegfeld's musical Smiles (1930-1931).


Brunner, Lily:

Lily Brunner performed in Ziegfeld's musical Rio Rita (1929-1930). (Ref: Signed photo)


Bryan, Gertrude: [ACJ] [TBA]

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Info on Gertrude Bryan to be added.


Buckeridge, Gladys [no pics]

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Gladys Buckeridge performed in the Ziegfeld Midnight Frolic of July 29, 1918.


Buckley, Anna: [ACJ]

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Anna Buckley performed on Broadway from 1921 through 1924.


Burdett, Florence: [ACJ] [TBA]

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Florence Burdett may have performed in the Ziegfeld Follies of 1921 (Ref: ACJ photo, notation on verso not that reliable, possibly misread 'Barnett' as 'Burdett').

Miss Barnett did perform in the 1921 Ziegfeld Follies and her full name may be Jean Barnette. Most likely is that the photo is actually of Jean Barnette, not Florence Burdette (sp), which would then make the whole discussion moot :)


Burke, A. (no other info on first name): [no pics]

A. Burke performed in the Ziegfeld Follies of 1925 (Ref: Theatre Program, Jan 1926, Forrest Theatre, Phil PA).


Burke, Billie: [ACJ]

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(August 7, 1885 - May 17, 1970) When Burke met Ziegfeld at a New Year's gala, it was love at first sight for both of them. They were married in 1914, and had a daughter, Patricia, two years later. Burke was infuriated by Ziegfeld's frequent infidelities, but their love kept the marriage going. She performed in the Ziegfeld Follies of 1934, 1936, and 1943. She also performed in Ziegfeld's production of Caesar's Wife (1919-1920), his musical comedy The Intimate Strangers (1921-1922), his production of Rose Briar (1922-1923), and his musical comedy Annie Dear (1924-1925). She was a popular film star, acting in films from 1916 through 1960. She is perhaps best remembered as Glinda, the Good Witch of the North, in the Wizard of Oz.

"Billie Burke eased Showgirl Billie Dove’s way into the movies. Ziegfeld had shown an interest in the statuesque model when her face appeared on the cover of a magazine. When he contacted her, he found out she was fourteen. He waited until she was 16 before hiring to for the Follies in 1919. She appeared concurrently in the 1919 and 1920 editions of the Midnight Frolic, and danced briefly in “Sally.” Sometime in 1920 Ziegfeld began having an affair with Billie Dove, prompting the other Billie in his life, his wife Billie Burke, to arrange work for the young lady in Hollywood. Dove proved a serviceable actress on the silent screen and rose to first rank stardom with 1926’s “The Black Pirate.” She was for a time the mistress of Howard Hughes and quit the movies in 1932 when her romance with Texas millionaire Robert Kenaston led to her engagement. From 1933 until her death she lived the life of a Texas grande dame." [David S. Shields]


Burke, Katherine: [ACJ]

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Katherine Burke performed in the Ziegfeld Follies of 1925 and 1931 and in Ziegfeld's musicals No Foolin' (1926), Rio Rita (1927-1928), Rosalie (1928), Whoopee (1928-1929), and Smiles (1930).


Burns, Betty: [no pics]

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Betty Burns performed in the Ziegfeld Midnight Frolic of 1920 (Feb 1, 1921 edition) and 1921 (April 11 edition). (Ref: Theatre Programs)


Burns, Julia: [ACJ] [TBA]

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Info on Julia Burns to be added.


Burress, Frances:

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Frances Burress performed in the Ziegfeld Midnight Frolics of 1914-1916. (Ref: Ziegfeld Club Anniversary Program)


Butlin, Joan [no pics]

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Joan Butlin performed in the Ziegfeld Follies-Frolic Ball (1918). (Ref: Theatre Program)


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