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Eddie Foy, Jr[1]

Male 1905 - 1983

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  • Suffix  Jr 
    Birth  4 Feb 1905  New Rochelle, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender  Male 
    Residence  1920  New Rochelle Ward 2, Westchester, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Occupation  Vaudville and Actor  [3
    Died  15 Jul 1983  Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried  15 Jul 1983  Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, New Rochelle, Westchester County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • He was the son of actor and vaudevillian Eddie Foy Sr. As an actor Eddie Jr. was known for roles in 'Yankee Doodle Dandy', 'Bells Are Ringing', and 'The Pajama Game' to name a few. (bio by: Ron Moody). SSN 079-01-1917 (source: Generations CD)Search Amazon.com for Eddie Foy Source: http://www.musicals101.com/who3.htm Foy, Eddie, Jr.(b. Edwin Fitzgerald Jr.)Actor, singer, vaudevillianb. Feb. 4, 1905 (New Rochelle, New York) - d. July 15, 1983 (Woodland Hills, California)Eddie Foy, Jr. began his career in vaudeville at age 5 as part of 'Eddie Foy and The Seven Little Foys.' Eddie was the only ' Little Foy' who remained in show business, going on to a long career in musical theater. After various chorus roles, heoriginated the role of Denny Kerrigan in Florenz Ziegfeld's production of Show Girl (1929). He starred in Jerome Kern's The Cat and the Fiddle (1931) and the played the comic Kid Conner in a long-running revival of Victor Herbert's The Red Mill(1945). Foy offered a brief but delightful impersonation of his father in the film Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942). He is probably best remembered for his scene-stealing performance as Hines in the stage and screen versions of The Pajama Game(1954/1957) and as the bookie Sandor in the screen version of Bells Are Ringing (1960). He also starred as a cartoon character come to life in the short-lived Rumple (1957). Much loved by audiences and critics alike, Foy made his final Broadwayappearance as Mikeen Flynn in Donnybrook! (1961), an unsuccessful musical version of The Quiet Man. He continued to play featured television and film roles until his final years, dying of pancreatic cancer at age 78.Burial:Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, New Rochelle, Westchester County, New York, USA Record added: Feb 21 2002By: Ron Moody [1, 2]
    Person ID  I206  Sanders
    Last Modified  21 Oct 2008 

    Father  Edwin 'Eddie' Fitzgerald aka Foy,   b. 9 Mar 1856 or 1860, Greenwich Village, New York, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Feb 1928, Kansas City, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Madeline Morando,   b. Sep 1868, Torino, Italy Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1918 
    Married  1895 
    Family ID  F62  Group Sheet

    Children 
     1. Eddie Foy, III
    Family ID  F154  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S15] Foy History (Eddie Foy, Sr, Jr.).

    2. [S12] Edwin Foy, aka. Eddie Fitzgerald Foy Jr.

    3. [S173] 1920 US Federal Census.