Lew Brice

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Lew Brice (October 26, 1893 – June 16, 1966) was an American actor, dancer and comedian.

Biography[edit]

He was born Louis Borach on October 26, 1893 in Manhattan, New York City, the brother of Fannie Brice. He was the youngest of four children born to Rose 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, Philip (born 1887), Carrie (born 1889), Fania, and Louis.[1][2]

Lew Brice married actress Mae Clarke on February 26, 1928; the union later ended in divorce.[3]

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

Stage performances[edit]

  • The Passing Show of 1913 (July – Sept 1913)[4]
  • The Passing Show of 1914 (June – Sept 1914)[5]
  • Maid in America (Feb – May 1915)[6]
  • Step This Way (May – Aug 1916)[7]
  • Americana (July 1926 – Feb 1927)[8]
  • Billy Rose's Crazy Quilt (May – Jul 1931)[9]

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. ^ "Fanny Brice Dies at the Age of 59". New York Times. May 30, 1951. Retrieved 2014-10-26. 
  3. ^ 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. 
  4. ^ "The Passing Show of 1913". IBDB. The Broadway League. Retrieved 3 August 2014. 
  5. ^ "The Passing Show of 1914". IBDB. The Broadway League. Retrieved 3 August 2014. 
  6. ^ "Maid in America". IBDB. The Broadway League. Retrieved 3 August 2014. 
  7. ^ "Step This Way". IBDB. The Broadway League. Retrieved 3 August 2014. 
  8. ^ "Americana". IBDB. The Broadway League. Retrieved 3 August 2014. 
  9. ^ "Billy Rose's Crazy Quilt". IBDB. The Broadway League. Retrieved 3 August 2014. 
  10. ^ Anthony Balducci (17 July 2009). Lloyd Hamilton: Poor Boy Comedian of Silent Cinema. McFarland. p. 241. ISBN 978-0-7864-4159-4. 
  11. ^ a b c d "Lew Brice". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. American Film Institute. Retrieved 4 August 2014.