- Eddie Foy, Jr.
Eddie Foy Jr. (
February 4, 1905- July 15, 1983) was an American character actor.
Born Edwin Fitzgerald Jr. in
New Rochelle, New York, the son of vaudevillian Eddie Foyand his third wife, Madeline Morando, he was one of the "Seven Little Foys" immortalized in the 1955 film of the same name. He had the longest performing career and was the only one to appear in movies (though six Foys appeared in two short films directed by Brian Foy ). Throughout the 1930s and '40s he appeared in dozens of B movies. He portrayed his own father in four feature films - "Frontier Marshal" (1939), "Lillian Russell" (1940), " Yankee Doodle Dandy" (1942), and "Wilson", and again in a 1964 telefilm about the family's early days in vaudeville. Additional film credits include " The Farmer Takes a Wife", "The Pajama Game", "Bells Are Ringing", and " Gidget Goes Hawaiian".
Foy made his Broadway debut in
Florenz Ziegfeld's 1930 extravanaganza "Show Girl". He also appeared in " At Home Abroad", "The Cat and the Fiddle", " The Red Mill", " The Pajama Game", " Donnybrook!", and "Rumple", for which he received a Tony Awardnomination as Best Actor in a Musical.
Foy found steady work with the advent of television. In addition to a leading role in the first hour-long sitcom, "
Fair Exchange", he made numerous guest appearances on such programs as " Alfred Hitchcock Presents", " My Living Doll", " Burke's Law", " ABC Stage 67", " My Three Sons", and " Nanny and the Professor".
Foy died of
pancreatic cancerin Woodland Hills, California.
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
Eddie Foy, Sr. — BiographyEarly YearsWhen his Irish immigrant father died in 1862, six year old Foy began performing in local saloons first in New York and later in Chicago to support his family. He gained his first professional recognition in the mining camps… … Wikipedia
Foy — Foy, as a person, may refer to:* Foy D. Kohler, American diplomat * Barry Foy (b. 1976), ex Hollyoaks Actor * Brian D Foy, American computer programmer and author * Chris Foy (actor), an Australian actor * Claire Foy, an English actress * Des Foy … Wikipedia
Foy, Eddie — (1856 1928) A popular Irish American entertainer, Eddie Foy was mostly associated with lightweight musicals and vaudeville. His career began inauspiciously in variety entertainments in 1869, after which he toured frontier towns as a minstrel.… … The Historical Dictionary of the American Theater
Foy, Eddie — ▪ American comedian in full Edwin Fitzgerald Foy born March 9, 1856, New York City died Feb. 16, 1928, Kansas City, Mo., U.S. American comedian famous on the vaudeville circuit in the late 19th and early 20th century. As a child he … Universalium
Foy Draper — (* 26. November 1913 in Georgetown, Texas; † 1. Februar 1943 bei Kasserine, Tunesien) war ein US amerikanischer Leichtathlet. Bei einer Körpergröße von 1,65 m betrug sein Wettkampfgewicht 54 kg. Als Zweiter bei den NCAA Meisterschaften 1935… … Deutsch Wikipedia
Eddie Hart — (eigentlich Edward James Hart; * 24. April 1949 in Martinez, Kalifornien) ist ein ehemaliger US amerikanischer Sprinter und Olympiasieger. Im Vorfeld der Olympischen Spiele 1972 gab es für den 100 Meter Lauf drei Favoriten: Waleri Borsow aus der… … Deutsch Wikipedia
Bryan Foy — Infobox Actor imagesize = 150px name = Bryan Foy birthdate = birth date|1896|12|8 birthplace = Chicago, Illinois deathdate = death date and age|1977|4|20|1896|12|8 deathplace = Los Angeles, California othername = Brian W. Foy Bryan W. Foy… … Wikipedia
Gloria Foy — (October 25, 1901 ndash; February 27, 1977) was a dancer, singer, vaudeville performer, and star of musical revues. She was a slim and energetic blonde from Lima, Ohio. Her family were theatrical people.Her father was Harry Foy.Theater DancerHer… … Wikipedia
The Seven Little Foys — Infobox Film name = The Seven Little Foys image size = caption = director = Melville Shavelson producer = writer = Jack Rose Melville Shavelson narrator = Charley Foy starring = Bob Hope James Cagney music = cinematography = editing = Ellsworth… … Wikipedia
List of Cape Wrath characters — The following are a list of descriptions for characters on the British television series Cape Wrath ( Meadowlands in the United States).The BrogansDanny BroganDanny Brogan (played by David Morrissey) is the husband of Evelyn, and father to Mark… … Wikipedia