Bronx, Bronx County, New York, USA
Joseph "Jay" Brennan (December 6, 1882 – January 14, 1961) was an
entertainer. A former chorus dancer, he teamed with
Bert Savoy, playing the straight
man to Savoy's character "Margie". They were headliners at the Palace in
New York City, and appeared in "Greenwich Village Follies" (1920-1923).
After Savoy's death in 1923, he paired up with
Stanley Rogers, another
impersonator who was able to copy Savoy's mannerisms and catchphrases. He
later became a scriptwriter for the movies.
Jay Brennan was born on December 5, 1882 in
Baltimore, Maryland, as James Joseph Brennan. He was an actor and writer,
known for Expensive Husbands (1937), You Don't Know the Half of It (1929) and
Two Flaming Youths (1927).
In the vaudeville comedy team, Savoy &
Brennan, he was the "feed" or "straight" man. Female impersonator, Bert Savoy,
was the comic half. He hired Stanley Rogers to replace Savoy from 1923 to
1930, when Savoy died.
He died on January 14, 1961 in Brooklyn, New