Ziegfeld Follies of 1936. Musical revue. Music by Vernon Duke
. Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
. Based on material by David Freeman. Musical Director: John McManus. Music orchestrated by Hans Spialek
, Conrad Sallinger, Russell Bennett and Don Walker. Scenic Design and Costume Design by Vincente Minnelli
. Sketches directed by Eddie Dowling
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5' 7½" (1.71 m)
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I've worked with a lot of great glamorous girls in movies and the theater. And I'll admit, I've often thought it would be wonderful to be a femme fatale. But then I'd always come back to thinking that if they only had what I've had - a family, real love, an anchor - they would have been so much happier during all the hours when the marquees and the floodlights are dark.
Arden's adopted children were Liza Beatrice West, Constance Lucille West, and Duncan Paris West (died 2008; interred at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia). Her only biological child, Douglas Brooks West
, was born on September 17, 1954.
Often played sarcastic, wise cracking characters