Brady, Alice

BORN 2 Nov 1892, New York City, New York - DIED 28 Oct 1939, New York City, New York
GRAVE LOCATION Sleepy Hollow, New York: Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, 540 North Broadway (Gibeon 57, next to the curb)

After several stage parts Alice Brady started her movie career at the World Studios in New York City. Her father William A. Brady was the owner (and also the head of World Firm Corporation). She debuted in "As Ye Sow" (1915) and made over 50 silent movies. In 1919 she married actor James Crane. They had a son, but a divorce followed in 1922.

In the twenties she mainly appeared on the stage. In 1933 she went back to the movies and appeared in "When Ladies Meet". In 1936 she was nominated for the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in "My Man Godfrey". In 1937 she won that same award for her part in "In Old Chicago". She didn't attend the ceremony and a man accepted the award in her name. He turned out to be an imposter because the award disappeared and was never recovered.

Soon after her last movie, "Young Mr. Lincoln" was shot she died of cancer.


The grave of Alice Brady at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Sleepy Hollow, New York.
Picture by Androom (15 Apr 2008)


Alice Brady. [Source: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division]


Wikipedia (EN):

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Published: 30 Apr 2008
Last update: 14 Feb 2022