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The Great Ziegfeld (22-Mar-1936)

Director: Robert Z. Leonard

Writer: William Anthony McGuire

Producer: Hunt Stromberg

Keywords: Drama, Comedy, Biography

Traces the career of Florenz Ziegfeld from his start at the 1893 Columbian Exposition to become producer of some of the most extravagant stage shows in history; his momentum was only stopped by the crash of the stock market in 1929. William Powell gives a terrific performance. Won Oscars for Best Picture, Best Actress, and Best Dance Direction; received additional nominations for Best Director, Best Original Story, Best Art Direction and Best Editing.

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NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Herman Bing
Actor
30-Mar-1889 9-Jan-1947 1930s character actor
Ray Bolger
Actor
10-Jan-1904 15-Jan-1987 The Wizard of Oz Scarecrow
Fanny Brice
Singer
29-Oct-1891 29-May-1951 The Baby Snooks Show
Virginia Bruce
Actor
29-Sep-1910 24-Feb-1982 The Invisible Woman
Joseph Cawthorn
Actor
29-Mar-1868 21-Jan-1949 White Zombie
Myrna Loy
Actor
2-Aug-1905 14-Dec-1993 The Thin Man
Frank Morgan
Actor
1-Jun-1890 18-Sep-1949 The Wizard of Oz
Reginald Owen
Actor
5-Aug-1887 5-Nov-1972 Prolific character actor
Nat Pendleton
Actor
9-Aug-1895 12-Oct-1967 At the Circus
William Powell
Actor
29-Jul-1892 5-Mar-1984 My Man Godfrey
Luise Rainer
Actor
12-Jan-1910   German film actress
Raymond Walburn
Actor
9-Sep-1887 26-Jul-1969 Mr. Deeds Goes to Town

CAST

William Powell   ...   Florenz Ziegfeld, Jr.
Myrna Loy   ...   Billie Burke
Luise Rainer   ...   Anna Held
with
Frank Morgan   ...   Billings
Fanny Brice   ...   Herself
Virginia Bruce   ...   Audrey Dane
Reginald Owen   ...   Sampston
Ray Bolger   ...   Himself
Ernest Cossart   ...   Sidney
Joseph Cawthorn   ...   Dr. Ziegfeld
Nat Pendleton   ...   Sandow
Harriet Hoctor   ...   Herself
Jean Chatburn   ...   Mary Lou
Paul Irving   ...   Erlanger
Herman Bing   ...   Costumer
Charles Judels   ...   Pierre
Marcelle Corday   ...   Marie
Raymond Walburn   ...   Sage
A. A. Trimble   ...   Will Rogers
Buddy Doyle   ...   Eddie Cantor

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