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Florence O'Brien (Florence Lishey)

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Biography

Los Angeles, California, USA
Sexy comedienne Florence O'Brien stole many a scenes with her sassy, brassy comedy, much in the same way as Una Merkel, Patsy Kelly and Clara Bow. Her comedic talent was seen on screen in such independent black films as Double Deal (1939), Lady Luck (1942), While Thousands Cheer (1940), Mr. Washington Goes to Town (1941), Stormy Weather (1943) and others. She was one of the very few non stereotypical black comedians of her time. Read more...

Actor

Character: Euphie

The Women 1939

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Character: Dancer - 'Sharp as a Tack' Number

Star Spangled Rhythm 1942

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Character: Dancer / Jim Henry's Paradise Patron

Cabin in the Sky 1943

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Character: Singer & Dancer in 'Ice Cold Katy' Number

Thank Your Lucky Stars 1943

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Character: Tucker's Gold-Digging Girlfriend

Stormy Weather 1943

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