Lillian Russell

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Lillian Russell is a 1940 biographical film of the life of the singer and actress. The screenplay was by William Anthony McGuire. The film was directed by Irving Cummings and produced by Darryl F. Zanuck. It stars Alice Faye in the title role, Don... read more
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Lillian Russell is a 1940 biographical film of the life of the singer and actress. The screenplay was by William Anthony McGuire. The film was directed by Irving Cummings and produced by Darryl F. Zanuck. It stars Alice Faye in the title role, Don Ameche, Henry Fonda and Edward Arnold as Diamond Jim Brady. Richard Day and Joseph C. Wright were nominated for an Academy Award for Best Art Direction, Black-and-White.

Original Release

05/24/1940

US Release

05/24/1940

Cast

Alice Faye Lillian Russell
Don Ameche Edward Solomon
Henry Fonda Alexander Moore
Edward Arnold Diamond Jim Brady
Warren William The Famous J.L. / Jesse Lewisohn
Leo Carrillo Tony Pastor
Helen Westley Grandma Leonard
Nigel Bruce William Gilbert
Lynn Bari Edna McCauley
Claud Allister Arthur Sullivan
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Irving Cummings

Writers

William Anthony McGuire

Cast

Alice Faye Lillian Russell
Don Ameche Edward Solomon
Henry Fonda Alexander Moore
Edward Arnold Diamond Jim Brady
Warren William The Famous J.L. / Jesse Lewisohn
Leo Carrillo Tony Pastor
Helen Westley Grandma Leonard
Nigel Bruce William Gilbert
Lynn Bari Edna McCauley
Claud Allister Arthur Sullivan
Una O'Connor Marie
William B. Davidson President Cleveland
Dorothy Peterson Cynthia Leonard
Ernest Truex Charles K. Leonard
Joe Weber Joe Weber / Himself
Lew Fields Lew Fields / Himself
Eddie Foy Jr. Eddie Foy Sr.
Joseph Cawthorn Leopold Damrosch
Diane Fisher Dorothy
Elyse Knox Lillian Russell's Sister

Producers

Editors

Walter Thompson

1941 Oscar Best Art Direction, Black-and-White Nominated
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