(presenter - as Florenz Ziegfeld)
(producer: musical comedy - as Florenz Ziegfeld)
(producer: stage play - uncredited)
(producer: stage play - as Florenz Ziegfeld)
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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.
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