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Alice Brady

Highest Rated:   100% Young Mr. Lincoln (1939)
Lowest Rated:   67% In Old Chicago (1937)
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Birthplace:   New York, New York, USA
American actress Alice Brady first came to prominence in the silent films produced by World Studios, which was owned and operated by Brady's father, the influential theatrical producer William H. Brady. A star from her first film, As Ye Sow (1914), onward, she was applauded for her acting skills, though critics at the time noted that her somewhat offbeat facial features would be better suited to character roles than to ingenues. Brady devoted the 1920s to motherly and matronly portrayals on stage - which, as it turned out, were far more rewarding professionally than the heroines she'd played at World. Making her talking-picture debut in 1933's When Ladies Meet, Brady rapidly became one of Hollywood's most prolific portrayers of addlebrained society matrons and world-weary matriarchs. Her comic skills won her roles in such classics as My Man Godfrey (1936) and Three Smart Girls, but it was for her dramatic portrayal of the resilient, much-maligned Mrs. O'Leary in In Old Chicago (1938) that she won an Academy Award. Shortly after completing her work on John Ford's Young Mr. Lincoln (1939), Brady passed away at the age of 46.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
100% Young Mr. Lincoln
  • Abigail Clay
1939
No Score Yet Zenobia, (Elephants Never Forget)
  • Mrs. Carter
1939
No Score Yet Joy of Living
  • Minerva Garret
1938
83% 100 Men and a Girl
  • Mrs. Frost
1937
67% In Old Chicago
  • Molly O'Leary
1937
86% Three Smart Girls
  • Mrs. Lyons
1936
100% My Man Godfrey
  • Angelica Bullock
1936
No Score Yet Go West, Young Man
  • Mrs. Struthers
1936
No Score Yet Metropolitan
  • Ghita Galin
1935
No Score Yet Let 'em Have It
  • Aunt Ethel
1935
No Score Yet Gold Diggers of 1935
  • Mrs. Mathilda Prentiss
1935
100% The Gay Divorcee
  • Hortense Ditherwell
1934
No Score Yet Stage Mother
  • Kitty Lorraine
1933
No Score Yet When Ladies Meet (Strange Skirts) (Truth Is Stranger)
  • Bridget Drake
1933
No Score Yet Missing Millions
  • Mary Dawson
1922
No Score Yet The Dancer's Peril
  • Mother
1917
No Score Yet Betsy Ross
  • Betsy Griscam
1917

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