Florenz Ziegfeld

(1867–1932)

Florenz Ziegfeld - 1928

Anecdote...

Ziegfeld once offered $750 a week to appear in one of his London shows. She asked what he would offer if her husband and straight man, were included “Five hundred,” was the answer.

Quote-worthy...

Half of the great comedians Ive had in my shows and that I paid a lot of money to and who made my customers shriek were not only not funny to me, but I couldnt understand why they were funny to anybody.”

~Florenz Ziegfeld
Biographical Note: 

Florenz Ziegfeld was a U.S. theatrical producer. He created the famous Ziegfeld Follies (1907–32) and such shows as Sally (1920) and Show Boat (1927), besides launching many stars on their careers.

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Photo Info

The image of Florenz Ziegfeld above is by Time Inc., no photographer credited — Time Magazine cover, 14 May 1928, Time magazine archive, Public Domain.