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Florenz Ziegfeld Jr. (1867–1932)


American theatrical producer who brought the revue to spectacular heights under the slogan "Glorifying the American Girl." During the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1893, Ziegfeld managed bodybuilder Eugen Sandow (billed as the Great Sandow). In 1896 he turned to theatrical management. His promotion of French beauty Anna Held, with ... See full bio »

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Whoopee! Miscellaneous Crew
(1930)
Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ Miscellaneous Crew
(1925)
Sally Miscellaneous Crew
(1929)
Glorifying the American Girl Miscellaneous Crew
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 1930 Whoopee! (presenter - as Florenz Ziegfeld)
 1929 Sally (producer: musical comedy - as Florenz Ziegfeld)
 1929 Glorifying the American Girl (under the personal supervision of - as Florenz Ziegfeld)
 1929 Rio Rita (producer: stage play - uncredited)
 1929 Show Boat (producer: stage play - as Florenz Ziegfeld)
 1925 Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (produced by arrangement with)
 1917 The Land of Promise (presenter)
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Other Works:

Stage Play: Ziegfeld Follies of 1913. Music by Raymond Hubbell. Additional numbers by Gene Buck [earliest Broadway credit] and Dave Stamper [earliest Broadway credit]. Book by George V. Hobart. Musical Director: Frank Darling. Additional music by Will D. Cobb, Harry Ruby, Earl Carroll and Leo Edwards. Directed by Julian Mitchell. New ... See more »

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3 Biographical Movies | 5 Print Biographies | 14 Portrayals | 2 Articles | See more »

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Florenz Ziegfeld
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Personal Quote:

I don't have a very quick sense of humor. Half of the great comedians I've had in my shows and that I paid a lot of money to and who made my customers shriek were not only not funny to me, but I couldn't understand why they were funny to anybody. You'd be surprised how many of the expensive comics I've run out on and locked myself in my office when they were on stage. See more »

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He always maintained that he had no sense of humor and that he always considered the comedians he hired to be strictly secondary to the famous Ziegfeld Girls. And yet, the comedians who rose to fame in the Follies and other shows he produced may well be his greatest legacy to audiences. Among those who started with Ziegfeld were Will Rogers, Bert Williams, Eddie Cantor, W.C. Fields, Fanny Brice, ... See more »

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