Alice Brady

  1. Winnie Lightner, Dancing Lady, 1932.   Change of MGM heart  about who should play Rosetta LaRue. Brady is the actress who had her 1938 In Old Chicago Oscar stolen from here in front of  all Hollywood  – when  it was given, in her absence, to a guy who appeared to be  representing her.  He was not. He was  a party-crasher  who, like her Oscar, was never seen again. Poor Alice died before  the Academy could give her a duplicate. 
  2. Marjorie Reynolds, Holiday Inn, 1941.   Broadway’s Brady made more than 50 silent films but didn’t go talkie until 1933. The great, if largely unsung, Reynolds (in her sole A, hewr 92 other roles were Bs or TV) became the girl between Fred Astaire and Bing Crosby as a star dancer and crooner – like what else?

 Birth year: 1892Death year: 1939Other name: Casting Calls:  2