Eddie Fitzgerald Foy, Jr

Eddie Fitzgerald Foy, Jr

Original Name Edwin
Birth
New Rochelle, Westchester County, New York, USA
Death 15 Jul 1983 (aged 78)
Woodland Hills, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial New Rochelle, Westchester County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 6201500 · View Source
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Actor. A veteran character actor, his career spanned seven decades. The son of actor and vaudevillian Eddie Foy, Sr, he broke into acting as a young boy on the stage in his father's vaudeville act as "The Seven Little Foys." In 1929 he made his Broadway debut in Florenz Ziegfield's "Show Girl" with Ruby Keeler and Jimmy Durante. In the 1930s he appeared in numerous shorts and "B" films. He portrayed his father in the films "Frontier Marshall" (1939), "Lillian Russell" (1940), "Yankee Doodle Dandy" (1942), and "Wilson" (1944). His other Broadway credits include "The Cat and the Fiddle" (1931), "At Home Abroad" (1935), "The Red Mill" (1945), "The Pajama Game" (1954), "Rumple" (1957, which he was nominated for a Tony Award as Best Actor in a musical), and "Donnybrook!" (1961). Other film credits include The Farmer Takes a Wife" (1953), "The Pajama Game" (1957), "Bells Are Ringing" (1960), "Gidget Goes Hawaiian" (1961), and a cameo appearance in "Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood" (1976). His television credits include "General Electric Theater," "Alfred Hitchcock Presents," "Fair Exchange," "My Living Doll," Burke's Law," "ABC Stage 67," "My Three Sons," and "Nanny and the Professor." He died of pancreatic cancer in Woodland Hills, California at the age of 78.

Bio by: William Bjornstad


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  • Find A Grave Memorial 6201500
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Eddie Fitzgerald Foy, Jr (4 Feb 1905–15 Jul 1983), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6201500, citing Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, New Rochelle, Westchester County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .