Florence O'Brien (Florence Lishey)
BiographyLos 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... 1940s, and still makes people smile today.