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Alice Faye

Biography

A favorite Hollywood celebrity and singer from the 1930s and ’40s, Alice Faye was created Alice Leppert in NEW YORK on, may 5, 1915. By age 14 she had been singing and dance skillfully, and in 1931 was functioning being a chorus female in Broadway’s George White’s Scandals; there she was discovered by Rudy Vallée, who quickly agreed upon her to sing along with his touring music group. When George White’s Scandals started filming in Hollywood, Vallée insisted that Faye get the starring function; a bleached blonde within the custom of Jean Harlow, she quickly became a fixture from the display screen musical, showing up in movies including 1937’s In the Avenue and the next year’s Alexander’s Ragtime Band and In Aged Chicago. She also became a favorite radio performer. Nevertheless, by the first ’40s, Faye’s regular clashes with Fox studio room employer Darryl F. Zanuck begun to undermine her profession — after banning her from upcoming broadcast looks, Zanuck then authorized Betty Grable, who quickly surpassed Faye as Fox’s dominating musical celebrity. After starring in 1945’s Fallen Angel, Faye efficiently retired from your display for another 2 decades, finally resurfacing in Condition Good in 1962; she after that remaining Hollywood for another 14 years, rather rounding out her profession on Broadway and on tour. She passed away at age 83 on, may 9, 1998.

Quick Facts


Full Name Alice Faye
Died May 9, 1998, Rancho Mirage, California, United States
Height 1.65 m
Profession Actor, Singer
Nationality American
Spouse Phil Harris, Tony Martin
Children Phyllis Harris, Alice Harris
Parents Charles Leppert, Alice Moffit Leppert
Siblings Charles Faye
Music Songs Alexander's Ragtime Band, Oh You Nasty Man, I'm Just Wild About Harry, Hollywood Palace Medley, America, I Love You, According to the Moonlight, Tropical Magic, Oh, I Didn't Know, You Say the Sweetest Things, Baby, Slumming on Park Avenue, One Never Knows, Does One?, But Definitely, Never in a Million Years, Polka Dot Polka, You'll Never Know, I'm Sorry I Made You Cry, Get Out And Get Under, Goodnight My Love, I'm Shooting High, Sweet Cider Time, I Never Knew Heaven Could Speak, My Future Star, There'll Be Other Nights, I'll See You in My Dreams, After The Ball, Romance And Rhumba, He Ain't Got Rhythm, When I'm With You, Ragtime Cowboy Joe, I Take To You, They Met In Rio, Why Do They Always Pick On Me?
Albums The Songs Of Harry Warren, Chica Chica, The Gang's All Here, Greatest Hits, In a Wonderland, Alice Faye In Hollywood 1934-1937, Blue Skies, Alice Faye Rarities, Vol. 1 (Remastered), My Favorite Movie Melodies, On Screen & Radio 1932 - 43, Alexander's Ragtime Band, Alice Faye - Rarities, Vol. 2 (Remastered), Hit Wonder: Alice Faye, Vol. 2, On the Air, You'll Never Know - A Tribute, Alice Faye - An Anthology by Montecarlo Jazz Recordings, Got My Mind on My Music, Confidentially, Ladies in Jazz - Alice Faye, Alice Faye, Hit Wonder: Alice Faye, Vol. 1, Rose of Washington Square, Golden Hits, The Very Best Of Alice Faye, I Feel a Song Coming On, Sings Her Greatest Movie Hits, This Year's Kisses, Moonlight Bay, Essential Hits, Top 45 Classics - The Very Best of Alice Faye, The One and Only: Alice Faye, Best Hits Collection of Alice Faye, You'll Never Know, The Best Of Alice Faye
Movies In Old Chicago, Hello, Frisco, Hello, Alexander's Ragtime Band, Rose of Washington Square, The Gang's All Here, That Night in Rio, Fallen Angel, Week-End in Havana, Tin Pan Alley, Lillian Russell, Hollywood Cavalcade, Poor Little Rich Girl, On the Avenue, Stowaway, The Great American Broadcast, You Can't Have Everything, Little Old New York, Wake Up and Live, State Fair, King of Burlesque, Music Is Magic, Four Jills in a Jeep, Sing, Baby, Sing, George White's 1935 Scandals, Tail Spin, You're a Sweetheart, 365 Nights in Hollywood, The Magic of Lassie, Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood, Every Night at Eight, Sally, Irene and Mary, George White's 1934 Scandals, Barricade, Every Girl Should Have One, She Learned About Sailors, Now I'll Tell, Hidden Hollywood, George White's Scandals, Hollywood Musicals of the '40s, Hidden Hollywood II


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#Fact
1 She referred to her home studio as "Penitentiary Fox.".
2 Was considered for the role of Scarlett O'Hara in Gone with the Wind (1939).
3 She was friends with: Don Ameche, Cesar Romero, Joan Crawford, Errol Flynn, Dean Martin, Betty Hutton, Lynn Bari, Billie Dove, Diana Powell, Jerry Vale,and Marilyn Maxwell.
4 She was a lifelong Democrat who was active in both the Hollywood Anit-Nazi League and the Hollywood Democratic Committee.
5 Daughter Alice Harris, born May 19, 1942.
6 Biography in: "American National Biography". Supplement 1, pp. 199-200. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002.
7 Daughter Phyllis Harris born by Caesarian section April 26, 1944.
8 She remained quite good friends with her Fox rival and successor, Betty Grable, up until Betty's death of cancer in 1973.
9 She introduced almost twice as many 'Hit Parade' songs in her movies (23) as each of her closest competitors: Judy Garland (13), Betty Grable (12) and Doris Day (12).
10 Feeling she had given one of the best dramatic performances of her career, Faye was so upset by Darryl F. Zanuck's editing hack job on her last film, Fallen Angel (1945), that she literally walked away from the studio and didn't return for 16 years.
11 Interred at Forest Lawn Mausoleum, Cathedral City, California, USA (near Palm Springs) with her husband, Phil Harris.
12 Made herself 3 years older when auditioning as a chorus girl in New York in 1928. Some sources even claim that she was born in 1909. A short biography included on the DVD of On the Avenue (1937) states that she was 12 years old in 1927, and did indeed lie about her age in 1928.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Michael Feinstein's American Songbook 2010 TV Mini-Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History - The 1940s: Stars, Stripes and Singing 2009 Video documentary performer: "Boa Noite Good-Night" - uncredited
Yes Man 2008 performer: "Yes To You"
Warm Springs 2005 TV Movie performer: "I'll See You In My Dreams"
American Masters 1999 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Buffy the Vampire Slayer 1998 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Hidden Hollywood: Treasures from the 20th Century Fox Film Vaults 1997 TV Movie documentary performer: "But Definitely" uncredited, "Alexander's Ragtime Band" uncredited, "Now It Can Be Told" uncredited, "When the Midnight Choo-Choo Leaves for Alabam'" uncredited, "Rose of Washington Square" uncredited, "I'm Sorry I Made You Cry" uncredited, "I'm Always Chasing Rainbows", "K-K-K-Katy" uncredited, "He'd Have to Get Under - Get Out and Get Under To Fix Up His Automobile"
The Magic of Lassie 1978 performer: "A Rose Is Not A Rose", "A Rose is Not a Rose"
Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore 1974 performer: "You'll Never Know" 1943
The 28th Annual Tony Awards 1974 TV Special performer: "You're the Cream in My Coffee"
Myra Breckinridge 1970 performer: "America, I Love You" - uncredited
The Dean Martin Show 1968 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
State Fair 1962 performer: "Our State Fair", "Never Say No To A Man", "The Little Things In Texas"
Beloved Infidel 1959 performer: "Boa Noite Good-Night" - uncredited
Four Jills in a Jeep 1944 performer: "You'll Never Know" - uncredited
The Gang's All Here 1943 performer: "You Discover You're in New York", "Soft Winds", "A Journey to a Star", "No Love, No Nothin'", "The Polka Dot Polka" - uncredited
Hello Frisco, Hello 1943 performer: "Hello, Frisco!" uncredited, "By the Watermelon Vine Lindy Lou" uncredited, "You'll Never Know", "Ragtime Cowboy Joe" uncredited, "Sweet Cider Time, When You Were Mine" uncredited, "The Dance of the Grizzly Bear" uncredited, "It's Tulip Time in Holland" uncredited, "They Always Pick on Me" uncredited, "Bedelia" uncredited, "Has Anybody Here Seen Kelly?" uncredited, "By the Light of the Silvery Moon" uncredited
Week-End in Havana 1941 "Tropical Magic", uncredited / performer: "Romance and Rhumba", "The Ñango Nyango" - uncredited
The Great American Broadcast 1941 performer: "I Take to You", "It's All in a Lifetime", "Long Ago Last Night", "Run, Little Raindrop, Run", "Where You Are"
That Night in Rio 1941 performer: "They Met in Rio A Midnight Serenade", "Boa Noite Good-Night" - uncredited
Tin Pan Alley 1940 "You Say The Sweetest Things Baby" 1940, "He'd Have to Get Under - Get Out and Get Under To Fix Up His Automobile" 1913, uncredited / performer: "You Say The Sweetest Things Baby" 1940, "America, I Love You" 1915, "K-K-K-Katy" 1918, "Moonlight Bay" 1912, "The Sheik of Araby" 1921 uncredited
Lillian Russell 1940 performer: "Adored One" 1940, "Blue Lovebird" 1940, "Comin' Thro' the Rye" uncredited, "Brighten the Corner Where You Are" 1913 uncredited, "The Band Played On" 1895 uncredited, "Come Down Ma Evenin' Star" 1902 uncredited, "Ma Blushin' Rosie" 1900 uncredited, "After the Ball" 1892 uncredited
Little Old New York 1940 performer: "Who Is the Beau of the Belle Of New York" 1940 - uncredited
Barricade 1939 "There'll Be Other Nights" 1939, uncredited
Rose of Washington Square 1939 performer: "Rose of Washington Square", "The Vamp" uncredited, "I'm Sorry I Made You Cry" uncredited, "Ja-Da" uncredited, "I'm Just Wild About Harry" uncredited, "The Curse of an Aching Heart" uncredited, "I Never Knew Heaven Could Speak", "My Man"
Tail Spin 1939 performer: "Are You in the Mood for Mischief?"
Alexander's Ragtime Band 1938 "Alexander's Ragtime Band" 1911, "Now It Can Be Told" 1938, uncredited / performer: "Alexander's Ragtime Band" 1911, "That International Rag" 1913, "Everybody's Doin' It Now" 1911, "This Is the Life" 1914, "When the Midnight Choo-Choo Leaves for Alabam'" 1912, "Blue Skies" 1927, "Remember" 1925, "All Alone" 1924 - uncredited
Sally, Irene and Mary 1938 performer: "Got My Mind on Music", "Half Moon on the Hudson" - uncredited
In Old Chicago 1937 performer: "Carry Me Back to Old Virginny" 1878, "In Old Chicago" 1937, "I'll Never Let You Cry" 1937 - uncredited
You're a Sweetheart 1937 performer: "You're a Sweetheart"
Wake Up and Live 1937 performer: "There's a Lull in My Life", "Wake Up and Live"
You Can't Have Everything 1937 "Afraid to Dream" 1937, uncredited / performer: "You Can't Have Everything" 1937, "Danger, Love at Work" 1937, "Please Pardon Us, We're in Love" 1937 - uncredited
On the Avenue 1937 performer: "He Ain't Got Rhythm" 1937, "This Year's Kisses" 1937, "I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm" 1937, "Slumming on Park Avenue" 1937 - uncredited
Stowaway 1936 performer: "Goodnight, My Love" 1936, "One Never Knows, Does One?" 1936
Sing, Baby, Sing 1936 performer: "Sing, Baby, Sing", "You Turned the Tables on Me"
Poor Little Rich Girl 1936 performer: "When I'm with You" 1936, "You've Gotta Eat Your Spinach, Baby" 1936, "But Definitely" 1936, "Military Man" 1936 - uncredited
King of Burlesque 1936 "Shooting High" 1935, "Whose Big Baby Are You?" 1935 / music: "Sweet Georgia Brown" 1925 - uncredited / performer: "Shooting High" 1935, "Whose Big Baby Are You?" 1935, "Spreading Rhythm Around" 1935, "I Love to Ride the Horses on a Merry-Go-Round", "Sweet Georgia Brown" 1925 uncredited
Music Is Magic 1935 performer: "Honey Chile", "Love is Smiling at Me", "Music is Magic", "La Locumba"
Every Night at Eight 1935 performer: "Take It Easy", "Song Medley", "Every Night at Eight", "I Feel a Song Coming On" - uncredited
George White's 1935 Scandals 1935 "According to the Moonlight" 1935, "It's an Old Southern Custom" 1935, uncredited / performer: "According to the Moonlight" 1935, "It's an Old Southern Custom" 1935, "Oh, I Didn't Know" 1935, "Hunkadola" 1935, "O Sole Mio" 1898, "You Belong to Me" 1935 - uncredited
365 Nights in Hollywood 1934 performer: "Give Him Love", " I'd Like to Say Yes to You", "My Future Star"
She Learned About Sailors 1934 performer: "Here's the Key to My Heart"
George White's Scandals 1934 performer: "Nasty Man", "Sweet and Simple", "Hold My Hand", "My Dog Loves Your Dog"

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Love Boat 1980 TV Series Betty Layton
Every Girl Should Have One 1978 Kathy
The Magic of Lassie 1978 The Waitress (Alice)
People Are Talking with Ann Fraser and Ross McGowan 1978 TV Series Guest
Won Ton Ton: The Dog Who Saved Hollywood 1976 Secretary at Gate
The Red Skelton Hour 1963 TV Series Mrs. Cavendish
State Fair 1962 Melissa Frake
All Star Revue 1953 TV Series Guest
Fallen Angel 1945 June Mills
Four Jills in a Jeep 1944 Alice Faye
The Gang's All Here 1943 Edie Allen
Hello Frisco, Hello 1943 Trudy Evans
Week-End in Havana 1941 Nan Spencer
The Great American Broadcast 1941 Vicki Adams
That Night in Rio 1941 Baroness
Tin Pan Alley 1940 Katie Blane
Lillian Russell 1940 Lillian Russell
Little Old New York 1940 Pat O'Day
Barricade 1939 Emmy Jordan
Hollywood Cavalcade 1939 Molly Adair
Rose of Washington Square 1939 Rose Sargent
Tail Spin 1939 Trixie Lee
Alexander's Ragtime Band 1938 Stella Kirby
Sally, Irene and Mary 1938 Sally Day
In Old Chicago 1937 Belle Fawcett
You're a Sweetheart 1937 Betty Bradley
Wake Up and Live 1937 Alice Huntley
You Can't Have Everything 1937 Judith Poe Wells
On the Avenue 1937 Mona Merrick
Stowaway 1936 Susan Parker
Sing, Baby, Sing 1936 Joan Warren
Poor Little Rich Girl 1936 Jerry Dolan
King of Burlesque 1936 Pat Doran
Music Is Magic 1935 Peggy Harper
Every Night at Eight 1935 Dixie Foley / Dixie Dean
George White's 1935 Scandals 1935 Honey
365 Nights in Hollywood 1934 Alice Perkins
She Learned About Sailors 1934 Jean Legoi
Now I'll Tell 1934 Peggy Warren
George White's Scandals 1934 Kitty Donnelly / Mona Vale

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Biography 1996 TV Series documentary very special thanks - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Biography 1995-1999 TV Series documentary Herself - Actress
20th Century-Fox: The First 50 Years 1997 TV Movie documentary Herself
Carmen Miranda: Bananas Is My Business 1995 Documentary Herself
A Century of Cinema 1994 Documentary Herself
Shirley Temple: America's Little Darling 1993 TV Movie Herself
Reflections on the Silver Screen 1992 TV Series Herself
The 61st Annual Academy Awards 1989 TV Special Herself - Performer
Happy 100th Birthday, Hollywood 1987 TV Special documentary Herself
Great Performances 1986 TV Series Herself
We Still Are! 1985 Documentary short Herself
This Is Your Life 1984 TV Series documentary Herself
CBS Early Morning News 1984 TV Series Herself - Guest
The Bob Monkhouse Show 1983 TV Series Herself
Looks Familiar 1983 TV Series Herself - Guest
Night of 100 Stars 1982 TV Special Herself
The 28th Annual Tony Awards 1974 TV Special Herself - Performer
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1968-1971 TV Series Herself - Guest
The Dean Martin Show 1966-1968 TV Series Herself
The Kraft Music Hall 1968 TV Series Herself
The Hollywood Palace 1964-1967 TV Series Herself - Singer
The Jack Paar Program 1963 TV Series Herself
The Jack Paar Tonight Show 1962 TV Series Herself
Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall 1962 TV Series Herself
This Is Your Life 1957-1958 TV Series Herself
Screen Snapshots: Hawaii in Hollywood 1948 Short Herself
Screen Snapshots: Seeing Hollywood 1940 Documentary short Herself - Rodeo Parade Participant
20th Century Fox Promotional Film 1936 Documentary short Herself (uncredited)
The Hollywood Gad-About 1934 Documentary short Herself (uncredited)

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Michael Feinstein's American Songbook 2010-2013 TV Mini-Series documentary Herself
My Music: Big Band Vocalists 2012 TV Movie Herself
Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History - The 1930s: Dancing Away the Great Depression 2009 Video documentary Herself
Great Performances 2003 TV Series Herself
Playboy: Inside the Playboy Mansion 2002 TV Movie documentary Herself
Boom! Hollywood's Greatest Disaster Movies 2000 Video documentary
Biography 1996-1999 TV Series documentary Herself - Actress / Herself
Hidden Hollywood II: More Treasures from the 20th Century Fox Vaults 1999 TV Movie documentary Herself
The 51st British Academy Film Awards 1999 TV Special Herself - Memorial tribute
The 71st Annual Academy Awards 1999 TV Special Herself - Memorial Tribute
Buffy the Vampire Slayer 1998 TV Series Woman on TV
Hidden Hollywood: Treasures from the 20th Century Fox Film Vaults 1997 TV Movie documentary Herself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Henry Fonda 1978 TV Special documentary Actress 'Lillian Russell' (uncredited)
Brother Can You Spare a Dime 1975 Documentary Herself
M*A*S*H 1974 TV Series Herself
Fred Astaire Salutes the Fox Musicals 1974 TV Movie Herself
Screen Snapshots: Hula from Hollywood 1954 Short Herself
Screen Snapshots 2856: It Was Only Yesterday 1950 Short Alice Faye
Wing and a Prayer 1944 Harem Girl (edited from: Tin Pan Alley) (uncredited)
Take It or Leave It 1944 Clips from 'Tin Pan Alley' 'Lillian Russell' and 'Hollywood Cavalcade' (uncredited)
Cinema Circus 1937 Short Alice Faye

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1991 Golden Boot Golden Boot Awards
1960 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Motion Picture On 8 February 1960. At 6930 Hollywood Blvd.


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#Quote
1 [In a 1982 interview] We were in the studio from seven in the morning till whatever time they released us. We had so much fun together; we were just like a bunch of kids - we WERE kids! I didn't have a favorite leading man. I loved them all!
2 [on Lux Radio Theatre] The way it went was Lux Soap had a deal with different actresses - I was one - and then they gave you all this publicity - you know. 'So-and-so uses Lux Soap, blah-blah-blah...' and you'd have to do so many Lux shows. They'd ask you if you wanted to do certain ones. I enjoyed doing those shows.
3 [on Henry King] He was kind of special. I loved him very much.
4 [on Tyrone Power] He was the best looking thing I've ever seen in my life. Kissing him was like dying and going to heaven.
5 [on Shirley Temple] She was a nice kid, with a really wonderful mother and father. We all liked her. But she was brilliant. She knew everyone's dialogue and, if you forgot a line, she gave it to you. We all hated her for that.
6 Six films I made with Don Ameche and, in every one of them, my voice was deeper than the plot.

#Trademark
1 Often played gritty, no-nonsense ladies
2 Sexy, contralto voice
3 Often starred in films with 'Carmen Miranda'
4 Blonde hair and blue eyes

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