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Florence Ziegfeld Follies Girls

Stage Name

Birth Name

Ziegfeld Girls See below
   The Ziegfeld girls were a product of the famous impresario Florenz Ziegfeld (3/21/1869-1932.) Dubbed as the "Most beautiful girls in the world" ( Not even one ugly one.) Many of the women who

worked with the Ziegfeld shows moved on to become well known stars and actresses. They were famous for their tambourine and cane routines used in many of the shows. 1907 was the first "Follies" Ziegfeld produced and featured the Anna Held Girls. However he was producing shows prior to this. His first successful production was in 1899 entitled "Papa's Wife" starring Anna Held and another in 1905 entitled the Parisian Model.

    Showgirls, as they were often called were and are basically a girl in the revue or musical comedy who did not generally dance or sing in the chorus. It was her figure or beauty that when in costume would lend glamour to the production or dress up the Stage. Florence Ziegfeld's Girls were the main exponents of this usage. Today however, they usually will dance or sing and are usually found in Cabarets.

    During these times there were also the " Gold diggers" looking for a rich husband as well by being in the revues ( Not all of them they say,) this was very well known and capitalized upon as it brought playboys from all around the world to spend big money. Most of the women however ended up with nothing in the form of stardom or riches by the use of these tactics ( The men were not - very stupid,) however many of these ladies did became well respected over all. The "Follies" lasted from 1907-1931.

    The Follies would also utilize dance acts such as Hal Leroy, Ann Pennington, Gilda Gray, Marilyn Miller, Nicholas Brothers, Josephine Baker, Buck and Bubbles Vilma and Buddy Ebsen etc. Some of the Ziegfeld Girl dancers below were also in other groups such as the Goldwyn Girls, and Gold diggers.

Click here for Ziegfeld Girls portrayed in the Movies.

Name

Name / Birthdate

Year

Performed

Married

Adelaide Genee (Adeline) ?? 1908 Follies, Soul Kiss ??
Adrienne Ames ?? C.1920s ?? ??
Alice Swain (aka Miss Swayne) ?? ?? Ziegfeld Follies ??
Alice Wilkie ?? ?? ?? ??
Alta King ?? 1919-1922 Ziegfeld Follies, Frolic, Sally, 9 O'Clock Revue  
Ann de Brow (Reed) ?? 1930s Follies daughter of Jessie Reed
Ann Drake ?? 1957 1957 Follies ??
Ann Pennington 12/23/1893 - 11/4/1971 1913 Ziegfeld Follies, Frolic, 1913, 14, 15, 16, 18, 23, 24 ??
Anna Held 3/18/1873 - 8/12/1918, Warsaw 1895? Papa's Wife, Ziegfeld of 1907, 10 Maximo Carrera, Flo Ziegfeld
Anna Howard ?? 1916 Midnight Frolic ??
Annable Whit ford - Buchan ?? 1907-1908 ?? ??
Anastasia Reilly* 1905-12/28/1960s 1921-1927 Annie Dear, Louie the Fourteenth, Follies Theodore D. Buhl
Arnette Bade ?? 1920s ?? ??
Annette Kellerman (1887-1975) 1914 1914 ??
Astrid Ohlson ?? 1923 Greenwich Village Follies ??
Barbara Dean ?? ?? ?? ??
Barbara Hall ?? 1957 1957 Follies ??
Barbara Stanwyck (1907-1990) 1922 1922 - Ziegfeld Follies Frank Fay
Bernice Ackerman ?? C1920s ?? ??
Bessie McCoy Elizabeth Genevieve McEvoy (1888-1931) 1911 ?? ??
Betty York Harriott ?? 1926-1927 ?? ??
Billie Burke 8/6/1886 - 5/14/1970 1914 Ziegfeld Follies 34, 36, 43, Caeser's Wife, Wizard of Oz Florence Ziegfeld
Billie Dove Lillian Bohny b.1903-1997) ?? Midnight Frolics Robert Kenaston
Bird Millman ?? 1916 Follies of 1916 ??
Blanche Neal ?? ?? ?? ??
Bobbe Arnst        
Busch Sisters ?? 1929 Ziegfeld Follies ??
Caja Erik ?? ? Ziegfeld Follies ??
Catherine Calvert ?? 1918? ?? ??
Catherine Moylan ?? 1926 Rio Rita, Whoopie J.H. Singleton
Charlotte Foley ?? 1957 Follies of 1957 ??
Claire Dodd ?? 1929 Smiles ??
Claire Luce ?? 1927 Palm Beach, No Foolin ??
Cyd Charisse ?? 1944 Ziegfeld Movie ??
Daisy Green ?? ?? 1909 Ziegfeld Follies. Originally a Florodaora Girl Mr. Waterman
Dana O'Connell ?? ?? ?? ??
Denise Collette ?? 1957 1957 Follies ??
Dolly Sisters (see link on left) 1911-1913 Midnight Frolic, Ziegfeld Follies ??
Don the inebriate dog ?? 1918 Ziegfeld Follies ??
Dolores(aka Rose Dolores) ?? 1918 Midnight Frolic ??
Dolores Costello ?? 1921 Ladies Of Fashion Tudor Wilkinson
Dolores Rey (Ray) Aka: adele thomas      
Dorothy Brown Fox ?? ?? ?? 1938-1x
Dorothy Dell (Goff) 1/30/1915 - 6/7/1934 1931 Ziegfeld Theatre (follies) ??
Dorothy Dickson 7/25/1893 - 9/25/1995 1917 Ziegfeld Follies ??
Dorothy Gilmore ?? n/a ?? ??
Dorothy Mackaill ?? 1930s ?? ??
Dorothy Wegman ?? 1928 1928 - Rio Rita, Rosalie Samson Raphaelson
Drucilla Strain ?? n/a ?? ??
Edna Hibbard 5/12/1895-12/26/1942 1915? ?? ??
Elizabeth Darling ?? 1919 ? ?? ??
Elsa Ersi ?? C.1927 Ziegfeld Follies, Rio Rita ??
Emelita (Daisy) Duval ?? C.1920s GW Scandals, EC Vanities. Also Tirza's Mother ??
Emma Carus (1879-1927) 1907 ?? ??
Erin O'Kelly ?? 1940s? ?? ??
Ethel Calahan ?? 1916 ?? ??
Ethel Delmar ?? 1917 Follies of 1917 Al Jolson
Ethel Lane ?? 1929? Ziegfeld Follies ??
Ethel Shutta dancer 1924 1924, 1925, Whoopie ??
Eva Hackett Singer 1921 ?? ??
Eva Tanquay (1878-1947) Canada 1909 ?? ??
Evelyn des Roches Harris ?? 1915-1916 ?? ??
Fanny Brice Fanny Borach (1891-1951) 1916 1910, 11, 16, 17, 20, 21, 23, 36 Nicky Arnstein, Billy Rose
Fairbanks Twins Marion & Madelaine 1917 1917, 18, 19 ??
Flora Revalles ?? 1917 ?? ??
Florence Doyle ?? 1918 Midnight Frolic ??
Florence (Of Denishawn) ?? 1918 Hitchy Koo ??
Francis Donelon ?? 1940s Follies? ??
Frances Reveaux ?? 1921-24 Ziegfeld Follies ??
Francis Stewart Nolton ?? 1908 1908, 09 ??
Francis White (1898-1969) 1916 Midnight Frolic ??
Gail Kane ?? 1918 Woman in room 13 ??
Gamela ?? 1910 Ziegfeld Follies ??
Genevieve Reichert ?? ? ? ?
Gertrude Vanderbuilt (1880-1960) 1908 1908, 09, 14 ??
Gilda Gray 10/24/1901-12/22/1959 1922 Follies of 1922 by 1938-3x
Gladys Coburn ?? 1923 Ziegfeld Follies ??
Gladys Feldman ?? 1916 Follies of 1916 ??
Gladys Glad ?? 1927 Rio Rita, No Foolin Mark Hellinger, &?
Gladys Slater ?? 1917 Midnight Frolic ??
Gloria Kritsty ?? 1957 1957 Follies ??
Grace Jones (the Fencing Girl) ?? 1916 Ziegfeld Follies ??
Grace LaRue (1882-1956) 1907, 08 ?? ??
Gypsy Rose Lee (Hovick b.1914-1970) 1936 Hot Cha, Last Follies ??
Harriet Hoctor ?? 1929 1929, 1936 ??
Hazel Dawn ?? 1917 Century Girl ??
Hazel Forbes ?? 1928 Whoopie! 1931-Paul. O. Richmond
Hedy Lamour ?? 1941 Ziegfeld Girl Film ??
Helen Barnes ?? ?? Midnight Frolic' ??
Helen Broderick (1891-1959) 1907 ??  
Helen Brown ?? 1927 Ziegfeld Follies ??
Helena D'Algy ?? 1923 Zigfeld Follies ??
Helen Falconer ?? 1917 Jack O' Lantern ??
Helen Jesmer ?? ?? Ziegfeld Follies (Mother of actress Julie Newmar)
Helen Kaiser ?? C.1927 Ziegfeld Follies, Rio Rita ??
Helen Lee Worthling ?? C.1920s ?? ??
Helen Morgan (1900-1941) 1920 1931, Sally ??
Helen Mulhern-Plunkett Family seeks info ?? ?? ??
Ida Adams 1888-1960 1912 Ziegfeld Follies ??
Imogene Wilson (1902-1944) 1923 1923, 24, 1930 Follies ??
Ina Claire Ina Fagan (b.1893-1985) 1915 1915 & 16 Follies ??
Ina Ray Hutton ?? 1934 1934 - Follies 1944- Lou Parris
Irene Castle (see link) 1919 Miss 1917, Haggin 'France' Pictures Vernon Castle
Irene Delroy ?? 1920s many William Austin Jr.
Iris Adrian ?? 1931 1931 Follies ??
Irma Wilson ?? 1940s? Ziegfeld Follies? ??
Jacqueline Logan (1901-1983) ?? (Ziegfeld Girl also Florodora) ??
Janet Flynn (aka: Gina Malo) ?? ?? ??
Jean Ackerman ?? C.1920s ?? ??
Jean Lamar ?? 1923 Greenwich Village Follies ??
Jean White ?? 1924 Sally ??
Jessie Reed (see also Ann de Brow, aka: Jessie Rogers) 1921 1921 Follies by 1938-4x
Joan Blondell ?? ?? ?? ??
June Day ?? 1930s Follies (England) ??
Justine Johnson (1895-1982) 1915 Follies of 1915 Walter Wagner
Katherine Burke ?? 1928 Whoopie ??
Katheryne Martyn ?? 1920s ?? ??
Kathlyne Ardelle ?? C.1920s ?? ??
Kathryn Perry (Katherine) ?? 1917 Follies of 1911, 17, 181, 19, Century Girl, Miss 1917, 9 O'clock revue Matt Moore
Kay Laurell ?? 1914 Follies of 1914, 15, 18 ??
Kiki Roberts ?? ?? ?? ??
Lana Turner ?? ?? ?? ??
Leona Porter Roberts ?? 1916-1917 ?? ??
Lillian Lorraine 1/1/1892 - 4/17/1955 1908 Follies of 1908, 09, 10, 11, 12, 18. Miss Innocence 1908. Over the River, Mid Frolic, 9 O'Clock revue Frederick Gresheimer
Lillian Roth aka: Lillian Rutstein ?? Midnight Frolics ??
Lilyan Tashman (b.1899-1934) 1916 Follies of 1916, 17 ??
Lina Basquette ?? ?? Louis XIV ??
Lois Leigh ?? 1918 ?? ??
Louise Andrews ?? 1930 Whoopie Arthur Bugs Baer
Louise Brooks (1906-1985) ?? ?? ??
Louise Groody ?? 1919 ?? ??
Lucille Cavanaugh ?? 1915 ?? ??
Lucille Zinnman ?? ?? ?? ??
Madeline Aldrich (last name is an alias) ?? ?? son: David
Madeline Fairbanks (Fairbanks Twins) 11/15/1900-1/26/1989 1917 Ziegfeld Follies Leonard Sherman
Mae Murray ?? 1908, 1915 Follies of 1908 & 1915 4th-David Mdivani
Maggie Potts ?? 1892 Original Ziegfeld ??
Marcelle Earle ?? 1915 Ziegfeld Follies 1915, 17, 19 ??
Margaret Clayton ?? 1918 Follies of 1918 ??
Margaret Maxwell ?? 1920 ?? ??
Margaret Walsh ?? 1918 Ziegfeld Follies ??
Margot Kelly ?? 1917 Miss 1917 ??
Marie Ahern ?? 1917 Follies of 1917 ??
Marie Vernon Lotz ?? 1910 ?? ??
Marilyn Miller ?? 1920 Sally, Smiles ??
Marion Davies Marion Cecilia Douras (1/3/1897-9/23/1961) 1916 Follies of 1916, Miss 1917 ??
Marion Fairbanks (Fairbanks Twins) 1917 Ziegfeld Follies 1917, 18, 19, 21. 8 O'Clock Frolic W. Delph, W. Steele
Marjorie Cassidy ?? 1917 Midnight Frolic 1917, Cetury Girl ??
Marjorie May Martyn ?? 1925 1925 Follies ??
Martha Lorber Article in "The Tatler Mag: 7/15/1925 c.1925 Ziegfeld Follies 1925 ??
Martha Mansfield (Ehrlich) (b. 7/14/1899-) 1918 Midnight Frolic,
Follies of 1918,
Mansfield Ohio
Mary Ashcroft ?? ?? Ziegfeld Follies ??
Mary Eaton (1901-1948) 1920-22 Glorifying the American Girl ??
Mary Newcombe ?? 1920 ?? ??
Mawresette, Mlle. ?? 1917 ?? ??
Maxine Elliott ?? ?? Haggin 'Victory' Pictures ??
Miriam Collins ?? 1920s Ziegfeld Follies ??
Miss Dean ?? 1940s Ziegfeld Follies? ??
Myrna J Darby ?? ?? ?? ??
Naomi Day Cole ?? 1916-1917 ?? ??
Nancy Westbrook ?? 1957 1957 Follies ??
Nita Naldi Anita Donna Dooley (1897-1961) 1910s Ziegfeld Girl J. Searle Barclay
Nona Friedman ?? ?? ?? ??
Nora Bayes Eleanor Leonora Goldberg (1880-1928) 1907, 09 ?? ??
Olive Thomas 10/20/1894 - 9/10/1920 1915 Follies of 1915 Jack Pickford
Pat Gaston ?? 1957 1957 Follies ??
Paulette Goddard (1911-1990) 1924, 26 Follies of 1937 Edgar James, Chaplin?
Perle Germond ?? ?? Winter Garden ??
Pearl White ?? ?? ?? ??
Peggy Hopkins Joyce (Marguerite Upton -
1893 -1957)
1917 Follies oF 1917 6 times
Peggy Fears (1903-1994) 1925 1925, 26 ??
Ray Dooley Rachel Rice Dooley
(1890-1984)
1919 1919, 20, 21, 24, 26 ??
Ray Price ?? 1922-1923 ?? ??
Roberta Brown ?? 1957 Follies of 1957 ??
Ruby Keeler (1910-1993) 1927 Showgirl, Whoopie Al Jolson
Rubye de Reymer
(real name: Ruby Burkhardt)
1/9/1892-3/18/1984
(Denver, CO)
1920's? Midnight Frolic ??
Ruthe Brady ?? 1930s? Ziegfeld Follies ??
Ruth Etting (1896-1978) 1927, 31 Follies, Simple Simon, Whoopie Moe Snyder, M. Alderman
Ruth Foster
(ran for mayor - Milwaukee in 1948) 1922 Ziegfeld Follies Fromming
Ruth LePine Trott ?? 1915 ? ??
Shirlee Howard? ?? ?? ?? ??
Shirley Mason 6/6/1900 - 7/27/1979 ?? ?? ??
Simone D'Herlys ?? 1917 Ziegfeld Follie, Think and Grow Thin, Miss 1917 ??
Sophie Tucker (Sophie Abuza) 1887-1966 1909   ??
Sybil Carmen ?? 1918 Midnight Frolic, 9 O'Clock Revue ??
Sylvia Breamer 6/9/1897 - 6/7/1943 1919 ?? ??
Tallulah Bankhead 1/31/1902 - 12/12/1968 1919?, 1956 ?? ??
Tortola Valencia ?? ?? Miss 1917 ??
Vilma Ebsen ?? 1930s ?? see Buddy Ebsen
Virginia Bruce aka: Helen Virginia Briggs (1910-1982) ?? ?? John Gilbert, Walter Ruben
Virginia Cruzon ?? 1941 Ziegfeld Girl ??
Vivian Segal (b. PA - d.12/29) 1930s Pal Joey (Vera Simpson) Robert Ames, Hubbell Robinson
Yvonne 'Vonnie' Shelton ?? 1917 Dance And Grow Thin, Century Girl, Miss 1917 ??
Zitelka Dolores ?? 1917 Miss 1917, Century Girl ??

Dance Types

Other Girls Groups

Music Titles

Ballet Sixteen Navassar Girls (1916) $ Ziegfeld Follies of 1936 [CD]
Ballroom Anna Held Girls (1907) $ Ziegfeld Follies [CD]
Black Bottom Copa Girls (Copacabana) The Great Ziegfeld Sndtrk [CD]
Charleston Empire Girls (1923) 1946 Ziegfeld Follies Sndtrk [CD]
Chorus dance Florodora Sextet Girls (1900)   $ 1934 - Ziegfeld Follies [CD]
Flirtation Walk Gertrude Hoffman Girls OST -Ziegfeld Follies [CD]
Lindy Hop George White Scandals A Pretty Girl Is Like A Melody (1936)
Shimmie Gleason Girls All She'd Say Was Umh-Hum
Tiller Type Goldwyn Girls At The Ball, That's All (1914)
Toddle Latin Quarter Girls Florida, the Moon and You (1926)
Truckin' Les Bluebell Girls (1950s-Lido Club) Hold Me (1920)
Ziegfeld Walk Moulin Rouge Girls I Want To Learn to Jazz Dance (1918)
      Rockettes I'll See You Again (1921)
      Roxettes Make Believe
      Sherman Foster Girls Mandy (1919)
      Tiller Girls (1923) March of the Musketeers (1928)
      Wayburns Minstrel Misses (1906) Moon Shines On the Moonshine (1920)
      Yama - Yama Girls (1905) No Foolin' (1926)
            Oh, Mr. Gallagher and Mr. Shean (1922)
            Rose of Washington Square (1920)
            Row, Row, Row (1917)
            San (1924)
            Sweet Kisses (1919)
            They're All Sweeties (1919)
            Toddle Along (1924)
            Where do Mosquitos go in Winter (1920)
            You (1936)

Night Clubs

Theaters

Stage

Copacabana Columbia Theatre III (5/1899) 1899 - Mlle. Fifi. ( Brady & Ziegfeld production)
Latin Quarter Danse de Folies* (1919) 1907 - Ziegfeld Follies of 1907
Moulin Rouge Earl Carroll Theater (1924) 1908 - Soul Kiss ( Ziegfeld Entertainment)
      Globe Theater (1921) 1908 - Ziegfeld Follies of 1908
      Jardin de Paris (1910) 1909 - Ziegfeld Follies of 1909
      Moulin Rouge, NY (1912) 1910 - Ziegfeld Follies of 1910
      New Amsterdam Theater* 1911 - Ziegfeld Follies of 1911
      New York Theater (1908) 1912 - Ziegfeld Follies of 1912
      Ziegfeld Theater 1913 - Ziegfeld Follies of 1913
      Ziegfeld Moulin Rouge 1914 - Ziegfeld Follies of 1914
            1915 - Ziegfeld Follies of 1915
            1916 - Ziegfeld Follies of 1916
            1919 - Midnight Frolic & 9 O'clock Revue
            1920 - Sally (and 1925)
            1920 - Ziegfeld Girls of 1920
            1921 - Midnight Frolic
            1921 - Ziegfeld 9 O'clock Revue
            1921 - Ziegfeld Revue - No Foolin
            1924 - Kid Boots
            1927 - Rio Rita
            1928 - Rosalie
            1927 - Showboat
            1928 - Three Musketeer
            1928 - Whoopie
          Ziegfeld Show Girl
            1957 - Ziegfeld Follies ( Lou Walters-OK Expo)

Films

Ziegfeld Choreographers, etc

Publications

$ 1936 - The Great Ziegfeld Ben Ali Haggin (Frolics dramatic designer) 1918 - NY Times
$ 1941 - Ziegfeld Girl John Tiller (Chor) The Ziegfeld Girl (Patricia)
$ 1946 - Ziegfeld Follies Ned Wayburn (Chor) Ziegfeld Follies (Farnsworth)
1910's - 20th Century News Reel Robert Alton (Chor) 2/1973 - Playboy Magazine
1930's - 20th Century News Reel          
                 
Ziegfeld related stuff from Amazon.com

VHS Movies

Books

Other

$ 1946 - Ziegfeld Follies [VHS] $ Anna Held and the Birth of ... $ Ziegfeld Paper Dolls
$ 1935 - Gold Diggers [VHS] $ Gold Digger  
$ 1936 - The Great Ziegfeld [ DVD] $ Midnight Frolic, A ...  
$ A&E Biography - Ziegfeld $ Ned Wayburn and Ziegfeld ...      
$ 1941 - Ziegfeld Girl $ Stars of the Ziegfeld      
      $ Will Rogers & The Ziegfeld...      
      $ World of Flo Ziegfeld      
      $ Ziegfeld      
      $ Ziegfeld Girl      
      $ Ziegfeld Girl ...Image & Icon of      
      $ Ziegfeld Touch, the      
  • NOTE: Ziegfeld's daughter: Patricia Ziegfeld