Alfred Cleveland Blumenthal

Alfred Cleveland Blumenthal (December 29, 1885 – July 29, 1957) was an American real estate developer, theatrical promoter and husband of actress Peggy Fears.[1] A C Blumenthal was also a speakeasy owner and friend of New York Mayor Jimmy Walker.[2]

Alfred Cleveland Blumenthal
Born(1885-12-29)December 29, 1885
DiedJuly 29, 1957(1957-07-29) (aged 71)
Beverly Hills Hotel
Beverly Hills, California
Real estate
Peggy Fears (m. 19271945)


Blumenthal was born on December 29, 1885, in San Rafael, California, to a woman named Herzog.[3] On June 19, 1927, he married the actress Peggy Fears and they divorced in 1945.[4][5] He died on July 29, 1957.[6]


  1. "A. C. Blumenthal, Promoter, Is Dead. Noted Theatrical Figure of Twenties Aided Expansion of Fox Movie Chain. 'Pint-Sized Financier' Joined Cohan's Troupe". The New York Times. July 31, 1957. Retrieved 2008-06-17. A. C. Blumenthal, wealthy real estate operator who gained fame through his fabulous deals and extravagant living, died here last night in his suite at the Beverly Hills Hotel. His age was 66.
  2. Hoyt, Edwin P. (1976). The Whitneys: An Informal Portrait 1635-1975. New York: Weybright and Tally. p. 217. ISBN 0-679-40134-2.
  3. "Fixer on the Warpath". Time. August 29, 1932. Retrieved 2008-06-17.
  4. "Peggy Fears To Wed Today. Actress to Become the Bride of A.C. Blumenthal at the Ambassador". The New York Times. June 19, 1927. Retrieved 2008-06-17. Peggy Fears, actress, who appeared in the Ziegfeld Follies was last seen as the prima donna of "Le Maire's A." will be married at noon today.
  5. "Divorced". Time. September 10, 1945. Retrieved 2008-06-17. Alfred Cleveland Blumenthal, 54, sometime Manhattan real estate and theatrical promoter, now expatriate impresario of Giro's nightclub in Mexico City; by Peggy Fears Blumenthal, 38, dark-haired Ziegfeld Follies girl of the '20s who rose to theatrical producer (Music in the Air) with her husband's backing; after 18 years of marriage (no children), twelve of them loud with legal bickerings; in Mexico City.
  6. California Death Index
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