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James 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 York.

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