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 Tom Foy

Tom Foy

Birth
Manchester, Metropolitan Borough of Manchester, Greater Manchester, England
Death 7 Aug 1917 (aged 37–38)
England
Burial West Brompton, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Greater London, England
Memorial ID 22553 · View Source
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Music Hall Performer. Born in Manchester, England he served an apprenticeship as a sign painter. Apparently bored, he joined a traveling circus as a scenery artist and clown. He made his first music hall appearance as a lightning cartoonist. His music hall career progressed to comedian to song and dance man. He was famous for his sketches 'Tom Foy and his Donkey' which included a live donkey, and the pantomime 'Idle Jack,' as well as Yorkshire dialect comedy, for which he became known as 'The Yorkshire Lad' despite his origins. He recorded about forty music hall staples on several record labels during his career. He collapsed on stage at Argyle, Birkenhead, England in July 1917. He died two weeks later at the age of 38.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 30 May 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 22553
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Tom Foy (1879–7 Aug 1917), Find A Grave Memorial no. 22553, citing Brompton Cemetery, West Brompton, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Greater London, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .