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  • Writer's pictureAugust Sorenson

Frank Morgan and William Powell in 'The Great Ziegfeld'

Updated: Dec 22, 2020

Every week we like to look back at one of our most recognizable and celebrated alumni collaborations in history.

Today we have a very classic and great duo with Frank Morgan as Jack Billings and William Powell as Florenz Ziegfeld Jr. in Robert Z. Leonard’s ‘The Great Ziegfeld’. The movie premiered in 1936 and was nominated for three Oscars.

Fun fact: William Powell played the role of Florenz Ziegfeld again in the 1945 film Ziegfeld Follies. It was also the first biopic movie to win best picture at the Oscars.

Article originally published on The Academy's Alumni Facebook Page.


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