Alice Brady

Mary Rose Brady (1892 - 1939)

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Mary Rose (Alice) "Catherine" Brady aka Crane
Born in New York City, New York, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married (to about ) in Manhattan, New York City, New York, United Statesmap
[children unknown]
Died in New York City, New York, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 3 Nov 2015
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Categories: Famous Actors of the 20th Century | Silent Film Actors | Academy Award Winners of the 20th Century | Hollywood Walk of Fame | This Day In History November 02 | This Day In History October 28 | Notables.

Alice Brady is Notable.

Alice Brady won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in "In Old Chicago".

Biography

Alice Brady was born Mary Rose Brady on November 2, 1892 in New York City to William Aloysius Brady and Rose Marie (Rene) Brady. Her mother died in 1896, and her father married Grace (George) Brady in 1897, while she was still a young child.

She was born into a show-biz family. Her father was a famous stage producer. Her mother's only claim to fame was her birth in France, and that she left Alice's life at a young age. Her step-mother was Grace (George) Brady, an actress appearing on both the stage and in the silent films. Her brother William A. Brady Jr married actress Katherine Alexander.

Mary Rose took on the stage name Alice Catherine and was on the stage as early as the age of 14 (around 1905-1906). She appeared on Broadway at the age of 18 (around 1911). By 1913, she was performing on the stage with regularity, and by 1914, she made her first silent film. She appeared in more than 80 films in her lifetime.

In 1919, she married actor James Lyon Crane who is famous for his portrayal of the Pharoah in the 1932 horror movie, The Mummy. They had one child together, Donald, around 1922, and divorced that same year. Alice raised her son and continued to act on the stage, but stopped appearing in films until 1933. In 1937, she received an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Old Chicago. Her Academy Award was stolen by an impostor who went up on stage and accepted it on her behalf. It was never recovered, but was replaced by the Academy.

She died in 1939[1] of cancer and was buried nearby in Sleepy Hollow, New York.

Sources

  1. "California Death Index, 1940-1997," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VP6Z-42H : accessed 3 November 2015), Brady in entry for Donald William Crane, 17 Jan 1942; Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.

See also:

  • Wikipedia: Alice Brady
  • WikiData: Q233856 Wikidata Information Reasonator enwiki Ancestors (about wikidata)
  • "New York, New York City Marriage Records, 1829-1940," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2474-SN4 : accessed 3 November 2015), James Lyons Crane and Alice Catherine Brady, 21 Jun 1919; citing Marriage, Manhattan, New York, New York, United States, New York City Municipal Archives, New York; FHL microfilm 1,643,367.
  • "United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MJB7-BBP : accessed 3 November 2015), Alice B Crane in household of James L Crane, Manhattan Assembly District 10, New York, New York, United States; citing sheet 15B, family 241, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,821,204.
  • "New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:24X5-RN9 : accessed 3 November 2015), Alice Crane, 1929; citing Immigration, New York, New York, United States, NARA microfilm publication T715 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • "United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X42N-7W3 : accessed 3 November 2015), Alice B Crane, Manhattan (Districts 0501-0750), New York, New York, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 0649, sheet 3A, family 37, line 17, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 1564; FHL microfilm 2,341,299.
  • "New York, New York City Municipal Deaths, 1795-1949," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2WR3-RFQ : accessed 3 November 2015), Alice Catherine Crane, 28 Oct 1939; citing Death, Manhattan, New York, New York, United States, New York Municipal Archives, New York; FHL microfilm 2,110,603.
  • "Find A Grave Index," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/QVJ1-1FTP : accessed 3 November 2015), Alice Brady, 1939; Burial, Sleepy Hollow, Westchester, New York, United States of America, Sleepy Hollow Cemetery; citing record ID 3801, Find a Grave,


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