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Eddie Foy, Jr.

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b. Edwin Fitzgerald Jnr., 4 Feb 1905, New Rochelle, NY, USA, d. 15 July 1983, Woodland Hillsides, LA, California, USA. Foy’s showbusiness profession began at age group five as an associate from the vaudeville troupe operate by his dad, Eddie Foy. Their action, Eddie Foy AS WELL AS THE Seven Small Foys, was an enormous achievement and toured thoroughly. Following the split up of the action in 1923, Foy (Jnr.) started a solo profession. In 1929 he was in Florenz Ziegfeld’s Present Girl (1929), demonstrating that he previously what it had taken to survive by itself. Then spent many years alternating between stage and display screen shows. On film, he performed little roles in various low-budget productions including Queen Of THE NIGHT TIME Clubs (1929), that was aimed by his sibling, Brian Foy, Leathernecking (1930), and Broadway BY WAY OF A Keyhole (1933). In Frontier Marshal (1939) and Lillian Russell (1940) he portrayed his dad, as he do in 1942’s Yankee Doodle Dandy. Very similar fare continued with the 40s and 50s, with Dixie (1943), Wilson (once again as his dad), AS WELL AS THE Angels Sing (both 1944), The Farmer REQUIRES A Wife (1953), and Lucky Me (1954). On the other hand, on stage Foy acquired a starring function in Jerome Kern’s The Kitty AS WELL AS THE Fiddle (1931) and was in an exceedingly effective revival of Victor Herbert’s The Crimson Mill (1945). He was within the Pajama Game, showing up in both stage (1954) and display screen variations (1957). He performed a leading function within the unsuccessful stage creation Rumple (1957), acquired a short but telling component within the film Bells Are Buzzing (1960), and the next year was back again on Broadway for Donnybrook! (1961), another present that failed on the container office, and made an appearance within the film Gidget Runs Hawaiian. In 1968 he previously a leading function in Dudley Moore’s film 30 IS REALLY A Harmful Age group, Cynthia. Foy continuing working with the 70s, showing up over the big and little screens in lots of and varied jobs. He also made an appearance on stage although after Donnybrook! there have been forget about Broadway displays. An engaging character and showbiz to his bone fragments, Foy brought a whiff of vaudeville nostalgia to brand-new years of theatregoers and film enthusiasts.

Quick Facts


Full Name Eddie Foy, Jr.
Date Of Birth February 4, 1905
Died July 15, 1983, Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, United States
Profession Child actor, Vaudeville Performer
Nationality American
Spouse Eleanor Bayley
Children Eddie Foy III
Parents Eddie Foy Sr., Madeline Morando
Siblings Bryan Foy, Charley Foy, Irving Foy, Mary Foy, Richard Foy, Madeline Foy
Music Songs I'll Never Be Jealous Again, The Pajama Game: I'll Never Be Jealous Again, It's a Simple Little System, The Pajama Game: The Pajama Game / Racing with the Clock, I Wouldn't Bet One Penny, The Day I Marry You, The Pajama Game: Racing With the Clock, Bells Are Ringing: It's a Simple Little System, He Goes to Church On Sundays, 'Lassus Trombone, Tiger Rag, By the Light of the Silvery Moon, Xylophone Solo, Flight of the Bumble Bee, Think of the Time I Save, The Pajama Game: Think of the Time I Save, Our Boys Will Shine Tonight, Mandy, Sleepy Time Gal, the World Is Waiting for the Sunrise, Kentucky Babe, I Want to Go Back to Oregan, When You Were a Girl On a Scooter and I Was a Boy On a Bike, The Pajama Game, I'll Never Be Jealous Again - The Pajama Game, Dee-Lightful Is The Word, Opening: The Pajama Game / Racing with the Clock, Wisha Wurra, The Pajama Game Intro
Albums The Pyjama Game
Nominations Tony Award for Best Lead Actor in a Musical
Movies Bells Are Ringing, Yankee Doodle Dandy, The Pajama Game, The Seven Little Foys, Lucky Me, 30 Is a Dangerous Age, Cynthia, Frontier Marshal, Code of the Secret Service, Secret Service of the Air, Smashing the Money Ring, Murder in the Air, Gidget Goes Hawaiian, Queen of the Night Clubs, Leathernecking, The Case of the Black Parrot, Powder Town, Yokel Boy, Honeychile, Rookies on Parade, Wilson, The Cowboy Quarterback, Women in the Wind, Dixie, Country Fair, The Farmer Takes a Wife, Deadly Game, Joan of Ozark, Puddin' Head, A Fugitive from Justice, Four Jacks and a Jill, A Duke for a Day, The Rear Guard, The Prisoner Of Swing, Alex In Wonderland
TV Shows Fair Exchange


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#Fact
1 He played his father Eddie Foy in both Lillian Russell (1940) and Wilson (1944).
2 Upon his death, his remains were interred at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in New Rochelle, Westchester County, New York.
3 Was scheduled to co-star in the 1971 Kander and Ebb musical "70 Girls 70", but couldn't remember his lines and was replaced during rehearsal.
4 Is portrayed by Jimmy Baird in The Seven Little Foys (1955).
5 Was nominated for Broadway's 1958 Tony Award as Best Actor (Musical) for "Rumple."
6 Brother of Bryan Foy, Charley Foy, Irving Foy , Madeline Foy, Mary Foy and Richard Foy. After the death of their mother, their father incorporated them into his vaudeville act as "The Seven Little Foys." All of the Foy siblings (except Bryan, who directed) can be seen in the Vitaphone short Chips of the Old Block (1928).
7 Father of Eddie Foy III.
8 Son of Eddie Foy.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Deadly Game 1977 TV Movie Carter
The Girl in the Empty Grave 1977 TV Movie Carter
The Rear Guard 1976 TV Movie Bert Wagner
Won Ton Ton: The Dog Who Saved Hollywood 1976 Custard Pie Star
This Is the Life 1974 TV Series Willy Winn
Nanny and the Professor 1971 TV Series Osgood Finchley
30 Is a Dangerous Age, Cynthia 1968 Oscar
My Three Sons 1967 TV Series Edward Alexander O'Grady
Goober Hill 1966 TV Movie
ABC Stage 67 1966 TV Series Casey
My Brother the Angel 1966 TV Series Virgil
Burke's Law 1964-1965 TV Series Dugan / Claude Jester
My Living Doll 1965 TV Series Harry Moffatt
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre 1964 TV Series Eddie Foy
Glynis 1963 TV Series Mr. Butterworth
Gidget Goes to Rome 1963 Beachgoer Wanting to Use Phone (uncredited)
Fair Exchange 1962-1963 TV Series Eddie Walker
Ten Girls Ago 1962 TV Movie Gopher Garson
Straightaway 1962 TV Series
Margie 1961 TV Series J.J. Burton
Gidget Goes Hawaiian 1961 Monty Stewart
Bells Are Ringing 1960 J. Otto Prantz
The Dinah Shore Chevy Show 1959 TV Series
Alfred Hitchcock Presents 1959 TV Series The Cat
General Electric Theater 1959 TV Series Silas Haley
Navy Log 1957 TV Series
The Pajama Game 1957 Vernon Hines
Mr. Broadway 1957 TV Movie Eddie Foy
Producers' Showcase 1957 TV Series Eddie Foy
Matinee Theatre 1957 TV Series
Lucky Me 1954 Duke McGee
The Farmer Takes a Wife 1953 Fortune Friendly
Honeychile 1951 Eddie Price
Wedding Yells 1951 Short
Foy Meets Girl 1950 Short
Dance, Dunce, Dance 1945 Short Eddie Foy - Daddy
Wilson 1944 Eddie Foy
Fun Time 1944 Short Johnny McCoy
And the Angels Sing 1944 Fuzzy Johnson
Dixie 1943 Mr. Felham
Dixie Dugan 1943 Matt Hogan
Joan of Ozark 1942 Eddie McCabe
Moonlight Masquerade 1942 Lord Percy Ticklederry
Powder Town 1942 Mr. Billy Meeker
Yankee Doodle Dandy 1942 Eddie Foy
Yokel Boy 1942 Joe Ruddy
Four Jacks and a Jill 1942 Happy McScud
Puddin' Head 1941 Harold L. Montgomery Jr.
Country Fair 1941 Johnny Campbell
Rookies on Parade 1941 Cliff Dugan
Take the Air 1941 Short
The Case of the Black Parrot 1941 Tripod Daniels
Texas Rangers Ride Again 1940 Mandolin
Scatterbrain 1940 Eddie MacIntyre
A Fugitive from Justice 1940 Ziggy
Murder in the Air 1940 Gabby Watters
Lillian Russell 1940 Eddie Foy Sr.
Alex in Wonderland 1940 Short Alex Scarpio
Smashing the Money Ring 1939 Gabby
The Cowboy Quarterback 1939 Steve Adams
Frontier Marshal 1939 Eddie Foy
Code of the Secret Service 1939 Gabby
Women in the Wind 1939 Denny Corson
Projection Room 1939 Short Hugo Quill
Secret Service of the Air 1939 Gabby Watters
The Prisoner of Swing 1938 Short Dantsau
Turn Off the Moon 1937 Dancer (as Eddie Foy)
Hotel a la Swing 1937 Short Reed - Revue Producer / Hotel Manager
George Hall and His Orchestra 1937 Short Eddie, the Manager
College Holiday 1936 Dancer (uncredited)
Star for a Night 1936 Dancer (uncredited)
King of Burlesque 1936 Dancer (uncredited)
Speedy Justice 1935 Short Eddie - Manager of the Troupe
Lucky Beginners 1935 Short Eddie
I'll Be Suing You 1934 Short Edward J. Foy
Benny, from Panama 1934 Short Eddie Foy
Maid in Hollywood 1934 Short Assistant Director
A Duke for a Day 1934 Short Edward
Roamin' Vandals 1934 Short Eddie
Mrs. Barnacle Bill 1934 Short
The Caretaker's Daughter 1934 Short
Wonder Bar 1934 Chorus Boy / Angel Measuring Wings (uncredited)
Moulin Rouge 1934 Magician (uncredited)
Myrt and Marge 1933 Eddie Hanley
Broadway Thru a Keyhole 1933 Eddie Foy Jr.
Nearly Naked 1933 Eddie
Leathernecking 1930 Chick Evans
The Heart Breaker 1930 Short Eddie Jones
Queen of the Night Clubs 1929 Eddie Parr
A Favorite Fool 1915 Short One of the Widow's Children (as Seven Little Foys)
The Other Side of the Fence 1913 Short The Carpenter's Nemesis

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mickie Finn's 1966 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Danny Kaye Show 1963 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Bells Are Ringing 1960 performer: "It's a Simple Little System" 1956 - uncredited
The Pajama Game 1957 performer: "I'll Never Be Jealous Again"
The Colgate Comedy Hour 1955 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Lucky Me 1954 performer: "High Hopes", "Blue Bells of Broadway"
The Farmer Takes a Wife 1953 performer: "Can You Spell Schenectady" 1953, "I Could Cook" 1953 - uncredited
Four Jacks and a Jill 1942 performer: "Karanina", "Boogie Woogie Conga" - uncredited
Rookies on Parade 1941 performer: "You'll Never Get Rich"
Lillian Russell 1940 performer: "He Goes to Church on Sunday" 1907 - uncredited
Smashing the Money Ring 1939 performer: "You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby" 1938 - uncredited
The Cowboy Quarterback 1939 performer: "Mother Machree" 1910 - uncredited
Frontier Marshal 1939 performer: "Down Went McGinty" 1889 - uncredited
Code of the Secret Service 1939 "Yankee Doodle" ca. 1755, uncredited
Secret Service of the Air 1939 performer: "Shuffle Off to Buffalo" 1933 - uncredited
Broadway Thru a Keyhole 1933 performer: "When You Were a Girl on a Scooter and I the Boy on the Bike"

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Nearly Naked 1933 skit from Ballyhoo

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Myrt and Marge 1933 producer - uncredited

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Dinah Shore Chevy Show 1958 TV Series Himself
The Bob Crosby Show 1958 TV Series Himself
The Gisele MacKenzie Show 1958 TV Series Himself
The Colgate Comedy Hour 1955 TV Series Himself - Actor / Singer
The Saturday Night Revue 1953 TV Series Himself
The Ezio Pinza Show 1951 TV Series Himself
Chips of the Old Block 1928 Short Himself - Member of the Foy Family (uncredited)
Popular Players Off the Stage 1913 Documentary short Himself (as the Seven Little Foys)
Johnny Carson Presents the Sun City Scandals '72 1972 TV Movie Himself
The Dean Martin Show 1967-1968 TV Series Himself
Mickie Finn's 1966 TV Series Himself
The Danny Kaye Show 1963 TV Series Himself
The Keefe Brasselle Show 1963 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
An Old Fashioned Thanksgiving 1961 TV Movie Himself
The Ed Sullivan Show 1957-1961 TV Series Himself
Startime 1959 TV Series Himself
Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall 1959 TV Series
The Arthur Murray Party 1957-1958 TV Series Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Legends of the West 1992 Documentary Actor in 'Frontier Marshal' (uncredited)
Give My Regards to Broadway 1948 Actor - Film Clip from Wilson (uncredited)
Announcing Queen of the Night Clubs 1929 Short Himself - Actor in Film (uncredited)

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