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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)
Glorifying the American Girl Miscellaneous Crew
(1929)
Sally Miscellaneous Crew
(1929)

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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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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage Play: A Winsome Widow. Musical comedy/farce. Music by Raymond Hubbell Based on "A Trip to Chinatown" by Charles H. Hoyt. Musical Director: Frank Darling. Additional numbers by John Golden, Jerome Kern, Nat Ayer, Jean Schwartz, Stanley Murphy, Henry I. Marshall and Griffin and Murtagh. Additional lyrics by Robert B. Smith and William ... See more »

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2 Biographical Movies | 5 Print Biographies | 13 Portrayals | 2 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Florenz Ziegfeld
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Personal Quote:

[1925, explaining what he looked for in a "Ziegfeld Girl"] Beauty, of course, is the most important requirement and the paramount asset of the applicant. When I say that, I mean beauty of face, form, charm and manner, personal magnetism, individuality, grace and poise. These are details that must always be settled before the applicant has demonstrated her ability either to sing or dance. It is ... See more »

Trivia:

In 1927 he produced what is considered his greatest artistic achievement--the original Broadway production of "Show Boat". Although he recognized its artistic value, he was terrified that it would fail because of its unusually dramatic storyline. According to an eyewitness, on opening night the audience barely applauded. It was not because they disliked the show. It was because they were so taken... See more »

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