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William A. Brady Edit Profile

theatrical manager.

William A. Brady, American theatrical manager.


Brady, William A. was born on June 19, 1863 in San Francisco, California, United States. Son of Terence A. and Catherine Brady.


Public school education.


1 daughter, Alice (deceased). Married second, Grace George (actress), January 8, 1899. 1 son, William A. (deceased).

Began career, San Francisco, 1882. Produced many popular plays since 1888. Lessee Manhattan Theatre, New York, 1896, until its demolition.

Now owner The Playhouse, New York City. Built William A. Brady’s Playhouse, 1910, and the Forty-eighth St. Theatre, 1912. Appointed by President Wilson, 1917, chairman of commission to organize motion picture industry to coöperate with Committee on Public Information.

President National Association Motion Picture Industry, 1915-1920. Was executive head World Film Company Has produced many plays and managed many stars, such as Grace George, Alice Brady, Robert Mantell, Holbrook Blinn, Wilton Lackaye, Douglas Fairbanks, Tallulah Bankhead, Laurette Taylor, Florence Reed. Produced over 250 plays in New York City.

Managed sport champions, including James J. Corbett and James J. Jeffries. Home: 510 Park Avenue Office: 137 W. 48th St., New York, New York*.


Married Marie Rene (deceased).; married second, Grace George (actress), January 8, 1899.

Terence A.

Catherine Brady

Marie Rene

Grace George