Alice White was one of the first
Hollywood Musical Super-Stars.
She was Box Office Gold!
Before Busby Berkeley, Fred Astaire,
and the others that followed, the
and what later became known as
"MUSICAL PRODUCTION NUMBER"
was invented for and created by
ALICE WHITE on the screen!
into the 1930's, Alice White became
On screen she was a perky, sassy, sweet
simple girl with a load of talent. But
when out of the camera's eye she
was reportedly known for her
hard as nails approach to everything.
Especially in guiding her career.
in a number of scandals.
One of the biggest was with sometimes
co-star and boyfriend, British actor
(1899 - 1981)
The story goes that in 1933, John beat
up Alice so badly that she had to
undergo reconstructive facial
surgery. Warburton's story finds that
Alice had earlier hired two hit-men
to beat him up and to mess his
face up really bad because she thought
John was prettier than she, which
(of course) justified his beating
Whether these things are true or not,
Alice was not on the screen for
three years. Although she did make a
come-back of sorts, she never
enjoyed the popularity she
Alice did continue to work, however,
both in film and on TV until her
death in 1983.