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Kane, Gail: [ACJ]

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Gail Kane performed on Broadway from 1910-1925.


Kay, Mildred (aka Kaye, Mildred): [no pics]

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Mildred Kay performed in the Ziegfeld Nine O'Clock Revue of September 22, 1919. According to the theatre program, she also performed in the Midnight Frolic of November 26, 1917.


Keefer, Vivian:

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According to the theatre program, Vivian Keefer performed in the Ziegfeld musical Show Boat (1932).


Keeler, Ruby: [ACJ]

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(August 25, 1909 - February 28, 1993) Ruby Keeler performed in Ziegfeld's 1929 musical Show Girl.


Keiva, Maria: [ACJ]

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I have found no evidence to date that Maria Keiva ever performed in any Ziegfeld productions.


Kelly, Kitty: [ACJ]

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(April 27, 1902 - June 29, 1968) Wikipedia lists Kitty Kelly as a member of the Ziegfield Follies and the image I have indicates in it's title that she performed in one of the Ziegfeld Midnight Frolics but ibdb does not show her as having performed in any Ziegfeld productions.

"Kitty Kelly (1902-1968) played sassy modern girls on stage and screen and lives in cultural memory as Kate Foster, the gal singing “I Got Rhythm” in the 1933 film version of “Girl Crazy.” As an eighteen-year old she broke into the revues in Ziegfeld’s Frolic, then joined the “Midnight Rounders” of 1921 when promised a singing role. Throughout the decade alternated between second lead parts in comedies and featured gal pal singer roles in musicals. No play or musical had enough drawing power to last over four months on the boards and her final vehicle, the ignominious “Mystery Moon” closed on opening night. She possessed an bold city voice, however, and found that he eloqutionary skills were in demand during the coming of the talkies. As she aged she became an increasingly versatile character actress, capable of playing a matron, a countess, a headmistress, or whatever older female part a script required. She enjoyed a lively career in television until the year of her death. While ACJ’s portrait is alluring, the classic photo shoot of Kelly took place in 1931 with Ernest Bachrach at the lens." [David S. Shields]


Kelly, Margot: [ACJ]

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(c. 1893 - March 10, 1976) According to a photo I have from the NY Times Sunday rotogravure, Margot Kelly performed in Miss 1917 (1917-1918).


Kennedy, Flo: [ACJ]

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Flo Kennedy performed in the Ziegfeld Follies of 1923 and 1925.


Kennedy, Madge: [ACJ]

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(April 19, 1891 - June 9, 1987) By 1912, Madge Kennedy was a Broadway Star with the bedroom farce "Little Miss Brown." Within 3 months of the formation of Goldwyn Pictures, Sam Goldwyn had signed Madge Kennedy to a big movie contract. Goldwyn was at his best when it came to publicity. It was Goldwyn himself who gave Madge the title of "winsome," and Madge was as winsome and sweet as her light comedies suggested. Madge Kennedy performed in films from 1917-1976 and on Broadway from 1912-1932.


Kenyon, Doris: [ACJ]

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Dr. Macro's Annex (pics 01 & 03)

(September 5, 1897 - September 1, 1979) Doris Kenyon performed on Broadway from 1915-1924. She was also a film actress from 1915 to 1958.


Kern, Florence [no pics]

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According to the theatre program, Florence Kern performed in The Midnight Frolic of April 27, 1915 (The Evening Mail). She also performed in the Ziegfeld Follies of 1917. She is also shown in a full page NY Tribune Rotogravure, "The New Ziegfeld Midnight Frolic In The Making," dated January 3, 1916 so performed in that show as well.


Kessler, Edith [no pics]

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Edith Kessler performed in the Ziegfeld Follies of 1919.

She may have succeeded Gladys Colby in Act II, Episode 1: Harem Life (as a harem girl) or vice versa. (Ref: The Complete Lyrics of Irving Berlin by Irving Berlin, Robert Kimball, Linda Emmett)


Killeen, Madelyn: [ACJ] [TBA]

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Info for Madlyn Killeen to be added.


Kimari, Lily: [no pics]

Lily Kimari performed in Ziegfeld's musical Kid Boots (1923-1925) and in the Ziegfeld Follies of 1923 (Summer Edition) and the Ziegfeld Follies of 1927. According to the theatre program, she performed in the Ziegfeld Follies of 1925 (Jan 1926, Forrest Theatre, Phil PA).


King, Allyn: [ACJ]

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(c. 1901 - March 30, 1930) Allyn King performed in the Ziegfeld Follies of 1916 through 1920, the Ziegfeld Midnight Frolic of 1919, and five other Broadway productions from 1921 to 1926. According to an old rotogravure and photo, she performed in the Laceland scene in the Ziegfeld Follies of 1922. According to theatre programs, she also performed in the Midnight Frolic of April 27, 1915 (The Evening Mail), the Ziegfeld Nine O'Clock Revue of September September 22, 1919, the Ziegfeld Nine O'Clock Revue of March 8, 1920 (aka Ziegfeld Girls of 1920), and the Ziegfeld Nine O'Clock & Midnight Frolics of 1920 (May 31 edition). She committed suicide at a young age.

"Allyn King, comedian and Ziegfeld showgirl, was one of the first victims of the new body consciousness that took over show business in the 1920s. Crazed from diet pills, prescribed after directors in 1927 told her she had grown too fat to go on the stage, she lept out a five story window and died from the aftereffects of the fall. A singer, dancer, and charming light actress, King entered the Follies of 1916. She worked for Ziegfeld three years understudying Ina Claire and performing as a Showgirl. In 1920 she created a sensation as the lead in “Ladies Night.” In 1923 she broke an engagement with wealthy Yalie Carl Wiedemann. She starred in six shows, most notably Moonlight." [David S. Shields]


King, Alta: [ACJ]

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Alta King performed in the Ziegfeld Follies of 1920 and Ziegfeld's musical Sally (1920-1922). According to the theatre programs, she also performed in the Ziegfeld Follies of 1919, the Ziegfeld Nine O'Clock Revue of March 8, 1920 (aka Ziegfeld Girls of 1920), the Ziegfeld Nine O'Clock & Midnight Frolics of 1920 (May 31 edition), and the Ziegfeld Midnight Frolic of 1921 (April 11 edition). According to the NY Times Pictorial cover, she also performed as Starlight in the Midnight Frolic of October 1920.


King, Marjorie: [ACJ]

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(1911 - January 3, 1998) Marjorie King performed on Broadway from 1927-1944. She also performed in films from 1928-1936.

"According to Broadway legend (and it was so strong a legend that it was cited in the Florenz Ziegfeld’s New York Times obituary), the ambition of every Ziegfeld Showgirl was to marry a millionaire. Marjorie King who never managed to become anything more than elegant human scenery on the American stage, bagged one of the biggest millionaire playboys in America, Philip Plant, the railroad heir, worth $15 million in the depths of the Depression. Three years after their honeymoon safari to East Africa, Plant expired. Alas, Marjorie King Plant received only $150,000 of the estate; Plant’s mother and adopted son received the rest." [David S. Shields]


King, Mollie: [ACJ]

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(April 16, 1895 - December 28, 1981) I have found no evidence to date that Mollie King ever performed in any Ziegfeld productions.


Klaw, Mildred: [ACJ]

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Mildred Klaw performed in Ziegfeld's 1929 musical Show Girl.


Klewer, Dorothy:

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Dorothy Klewer performed in Ziegfeld's musical Miss 1917 (1917-1918) and in the Ziegfeld Nine O'Clock Revue (September 22, 1919).


Knapp, Dorothy: [ACJ]

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Dr. Macro's Annex (pics 01 - 04)

(c. 1900 - ?) 1922 would be the last time in Miss America history where "professional" model, Dorothy Knapp and "amateur" (West Philadelphia's Gladys Grenemeyer) winners would be judged as finalists against the "Inter-City" champion (Mary Katherine Campbell) and place as runners-up to the Miss America title. (Ref: Miss America)

In 1930 actress and model Dorothy Knapp was the first woman to sign a contract with NBC. She was hired to give beauty talks on NBC Station W2XBS in New York.

You'll often find her mentioned on Louise Brook's web pages as they starred together in the 1925 Ziegfeld Follies, the only Follies Louise Brooks was ever in. She also performed in the Ziegfeld Follies of 1924.

"Dorothy Knapp in the mid-1920s was the most beautiful Showgirl in Earl Carroll's Vanities. She was also an artist’s model who sat for James Montgomery Flagg. In 1923 Carroll hired her for the Vanities. Ziegfeld appropriated her talents for the 1924 Follies where she earned the soubriquet, “The American Venus” well before screen star Esther Ralston adopted the title. In Late 1925 Carroll had hired her back, billing her “The Most Beautiful Girl in the World.” He retained her services for the 1926 and subsequent editions of the Vanities. Miss Knapp possessed enough affection for her employer that she visited him in federal prison in Atlanta when he was serving time for perjury under the Volstead act for denying that he had served liquor and displayed a nude dancer at a birthday party at his theater in 1927. When released Carroll paid her loyalty back by starring her in his 1929 operetta “Fioretta.” She may have been the only leading actress in an operetta in Broadway history to have not sung a note in her part. The creators of the piece forced Carroll to discharge her. This led to an amusing law suit by Knapp seeking $500,000 against the production’s backers and the composers. The comedy ceased when the composer of “Fioretta” Romilly Johnson committed suicide in the wake of the fiasco. She lost the suit. During the early 1930s she became a radio broadcaster on NBC and married radio announcer Jack Edmonds." [David S. Shields]


Knox, Teddy: [ACJ]

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(July 12, 1894 - December 1, 1974) Teddy Knox performed in the Ziegfeld Follies of 1922. Most people seem not to be aware that the image is of a male. Whether the image is by Alfred Cheney Johnston is questionable.


Koffee, Dorothy: [ACJ]

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According to the theatre program, Dorothy Koffee performed in The Midnight Frolic of April 27, 1915 (The Evening Mail). She is also shown in a full page NY Tribune Rotogravure, "The New Ziegfeld Midnight Frolic In The Making," dated January 3, 1916 so performed in that show as well.


Kopernak, Galina: [ACJ]

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I have found no evidence to date that Galina Kopernak ever performed in any Ziegfeld productions. Her images are sometimes named Galina Kopermak.


Krosby, Kathleen: [no pics]

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Kathleen Krosby performed in Ziegfeld's musical No Foolin' (1926) and in the Ziegfeld Follies of 1927. According to the theatre program, she performed in the Ziegfeld Follies of 1925 (Jan 1926, Forrest Theatre, Phil PA).


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