Lew Brice

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Lew Brice (born Louis Borach; October 26, 1893 in New York City, New York – June 16, 1966 in Hollywood, California) was an American dancer and comedian.

The brother of Fannie Brice, he was the youngest of four children born to Rose (née Stern), a Hungarian Jewish woman who emigrated to America at age ten, and Alsatian immigrant Charles Borach.

Charles and Rose were saloon owners and had four children, Phillip (born 1887), Carrie (born 1889), Fania and Louis.[1] He married actress Mae Clarke on February 26, 1928; the union later ended in divorce.[2]

Death[edit]

Lew Brice died June 16, 1966 in Hollywood, California, aged 72.

Stage performances[edit]

  • The Passing Show of 1913 (July – Sept 1913)[3]
  • The Passing Show of 1914 (June – Sept 1914)[4]
  • Maid in America (Feb – May 1915)[5]
  • Step This Way (May – Aug 1916)[6]
  • Americana (July 1926 – Feb 1927)[7]
  • Billy Rose's Crazy Quilt (May – Jul 1931)[8]

Film[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Herbert G. Goldman (1992). Fanny Brice. Oxford University Press. pp. 7–10. ISBN 978-0-19-535901-5. 
  2. ^ Mae Clarke (January 1, 1996). Featured Player: An Oral Autobiography of Mae Clarke. Scarecrow Press, Incorporated. pp. 30–40. ISBN 978-0-8108-3044-8. 
  3. ^ "The Passing Show of 1913". IBDB. The Broadway League. Retrieved 3 August 2014. 
  4. ^ "The Passing Show of 1914". IBDB. The Broadway League. Retrieved 3 August 2014. 
  5. ^ "Maid in America". IBDB. The Broadway League. Retrieved 3 August 2014. 
  6. ^ "Step This Way". IBDB. The Broadway League. Retrieved 3 August 2014. 
  7. ^ "Americana". IBDB. The Broadway League. Retrieved 3 August 2014. 
  8. ^ "Billy Rose's Crazy Quilt". IBDB. The Broadway League. Retrieved 3 August 2014. 
  9. ^ Anthony Balducci (17 July 2009). Lloyd Hamilton: Poor Boy Comedian of Silent Cinema. McFarland. p. 241. ISBN 978-0-7864-4159-4. 
  10. ^ a b c d "Lew Brice". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. American Film Institute. Retrieved 4 August 2014.