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Florenz Ziegfeld, Jr.

Posted in Kensico Cemetery with tags , on September 6, 2013 by Cade

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March 21, 1867 – July 22, 1932

Florenz “Flo” Ziegfeld, Jr.  was one of the biggest names and most important figures in early 1900’s Broadway theatre.  The Ziegfeld Follies – Paris-inspired revues replete with extravagant costumes, showstopping musical numbers and the famous “Ziegfeld Girls,” ran from 1907 through 1931 in New York City and successfully bridged the gap between the low-brow vaudeville shows and the high-concept Broadway musicals that would follow (he also produced the groundbreaking musical, Show Boat). Continue reading