William A. Brady

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William Aloysius Brady (June 19, 1863 – January 6, 1950) was an American theater actor, producer and sports promoter.wikipedia
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Grace George

Brady ran a successful theatre operation for thirty years, having met actresses like Grace George (whom he later married) and having, at one point, hired famous humorist Robert Benchley to complete ad copy for him.
She married producer William A. Brady and was stepmother to his daughter Alice Brady.

Street Scene (play)

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He was able to secure the funds to produce Street Scene, which was written by Elmer Rice, won the Pulitzer Prize, and netted Brady a half a million dollars.
Shortly thereafter, producer William A. Brady accepted the play.

The Corbett-Fitzsimmons Fight

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Brady produced The Corbett-Fitzsimmons Fight in 1897.
Producer William Aloysius Brady got an agreement from Rector that 25% of the proceeds of the film would go to him and Corbett; Fitzsimmons and his manager, Martin Julian, would receive $13,000.

Alice Brady

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Their daughter was actress Mary Rose Brady, who used stage name of Alice Brady.
Her father, William A. Brady, was an important theatrical producer.

Katharine Alexander

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They had a son, William A. Brady, Jr. (1900–1935) who married the actress Katherine Alexander.
She was married to William A. Brady Jr, (1900-1935), the son of William A. Brady a theatre actor, producer and sports promoter and actress Grace George.

James J. Corbett

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Brady would be the only person to manage two undisputed heavyweight champions, in Jeffries and James J. Corbett.
Perhaps Fitzsimmons felt the same way, for not even a $30,000 guaranteed purse posted by Corbett's manager, William A. Brady, could get Ruby Robert back into the ring with Gentleman Jim.

Robert Benchley

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Brady ran a successful theatre operation for thirty years, having met actresses like Grace George (whom he later married) and having, at one point, hired famous humorist Robert Benchley to complete ad copy for him.
When a position as press agent for Broadway producer William A. Brady was offered, Benchley accepted it, against the advice of many of his peers.

Joseph R. Grismer

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He made his start on the stage in San Francisco, California, with a company headed by Joseph R. Grismer and Phoebe Davies shortly after his return.
Later Grismer, with actor turned producer William A. Brady, a former member of his company in California, purchased the rights to Lottie Blair Parker’s Way Down East, a pastoral play about country life in New England.

James J. Jeffries

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He cast James J. Jeffries in After Dark, and later introduced the man into the boxing circuit, where Jeffries would eventually become the undisputed heavyweight champion.
William Brady, who managed both Jim Jeffries and Jim Corbett, remarked about Jeffries: "There was never a man fitted anatomically, physically, and temperamentally for the role of World's Heavyweight Champion."

Phoebe Davies

He made his start on the stage in San Francisco, California, with a company headed by Joseph R. Grismer and Phoebe Davies shortly after his return.
Soon afterwards her husband along with actor William A. Brady, a former member of their company in California, purchased the rights to Lottie Blair Parker's Way Down East, a pastoral play about country life in New England.

What Happened to Jones (1915 film)

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William A. Brady was the producer.

International Boxing Hall of Fame

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He was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1998.

San Francisco

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He made his start on the stage in San Francisco, California, with a company headed by Joseph R. Grismer and Phoebe Davies shortly after his return. His father kidnapped him from San Francisco and brought him to New York City, where his father worked as a writer while William was forced to sell newspapers on street corners.

Hitchhiking

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Upon his father's death when William was 15, he hitchhiked his way back to San Francisco.

California

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He made his start on the stage in San Francisco, California, with a company headed by Joseph R. Grismer and Phoebe Davies shortly after his return.

Bartley Campbell

As a callboy in The White Slave by Bartley Campbell, he filled in a role for an ill actor, and started his career.

H. Rider Haggard

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After a failed attempt to produce a version of She by H. Rider Haggard, he was able to secure the rights to After Dark, successfully bringing the play to New York.

After Dark (play)

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After a failed attempt to produce a version of She by H. Rider Haggard, he was able to secure the rights to After Dark, successfully bringing the play to New York.

Augustin Daly

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While Brady was sued for his efforts, as Augustin Daly claimed plagiarism, Brady was able to make enough money to continue with his theater ventures.

Plagiarism

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While Brady was sued for his efforts, as Augustin Daly claimed plagiarism, Brady was able to make enough money to continue with his theater ventures.

List of world heavyweight boxing champions

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He cast James J. Jeffries in After Dark, and later introduced the man into the boxing circuit, where Jeffries would eventually become the undisputed heavyweight champion.

Charlotte Blair Parker

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In 1898 Brady and Grismer produced the hugely successful Charlotte Blair Parker play, Way Down East.