With a successful history of high-quality hand-crafted dolls that spans over 80 years, Madame Alexander has become a household name in doll collecting.

Founder Madame Beatrice Alexander Behrman grew up surrounded by dolls. She lived above her father’s doll hospital, the first ever in the U.S., and started making her own cloth dolls during World War I to help his business. These cloth dolls are rare and highly collectible today.

Some of Madame Alexander’s first creations were dolls representing popular characters, such as Alice in Wonderland, Little Women, and the Three Little Pigs. She produced the first doll based on a licensed character (Scarlett O’Hara from Gone With the Wind), and she was the first doll manufacturer to make dolls based on living people (she created composition dolls representing the Dionne Quintuplets and a young Queen Elizabeth when she was still a Princess).

During World War II, she developed doll representations of the armed forces to boost morale, and by the late 1940s, she switched to using hard plastic for her dolls because it was harder to break.

In 1953, she released the Alexander-kins, eight-inch dolls made of plastic. Alexander-kins may be the most well-known Madame Alexander dolls today.

Madame Alexander also produced popular fashion dolls, First Lady dolls, international dolls, and baby dolls. Although she sold the company in 1988, dolls bearing the name "Madame Alexander" are still sold today.


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The show's ensemble includes Darius Barnes (Broadway's Cinderella, Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark), Michael Bullard (Goodspeed's Guys and Dolls), Alexander Cruz, and Wade Dooley as Francis. Joining them will be Barbara McCullohwho will play Madame Renaud...Read more

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The Recorder, June 15th

There will also be a Tom White pottery piece, as well as art, silver, fine china and a 1958 Madame Alexander baby doll. OUR LADY OF CZESTOCHOWA CHURCH at 84 K St. in Turners Falls will hold its Giant Tag Sale on June 27, rain or shine, from 9 a.m. to ...Read more

The Madame Alexander Doll Company And Kahn Lucas Appoint Jamie ...
PR Newswire (press release), May 11th

NEW YORK, May 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Madame Alexander Doll Company, a 92-year-old toy company, and Kahn Lucas, a 126-year-old privately owned, girls' apparel company, announced the appointment of Jamie Cygielman as General Manager, ...Read more

The Madame Alexander Doll Company, LLC And Crayola Enter Licensing ...
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The Madame Alexander Doll Company encourages girls of all ages to enjoy a lifetime of doll fun, play, gifting, and collecting with products that include Madame Alexander Play, Baby, Fashion, and Collection dolls that are beautifully designed and ...Read more

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Chico Enterprise-Record, January 31st

Madame Alexander is a brand of American collectible dolls that were introduced in 1923. The doll line was the creation of Beatrice Alexander who as a young girl grew up surrounded by dolls as she lived above her father's doll hospital, the first ever...Read more