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Eddie Foy (1856–1928)

American stage actor, musical comedy star, and vaudevillian who was a legendary figure of his time and who fathered a family of performers who went on to notable careers in motion pictures. Born Edward Fitzgerald at 23 8th Avenue in New York City, March 9, 1856, to an Irish-immigrant tailor, Richard Fitzgerald, and his wife Mary, Eddie moved to ... See full bio »

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Known For

A Favorite Fool
A Favorite Fool The Tramp
Actors' Fund Field Day
Animated Weekly, No. 39


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 1915 A Favorite Fool (Short)
The Tramp
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 1955 The Seven Little Foys (writer: "I'm the Greatest Father Of Them All" - uncredited)
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 1913 Popular Players Off the Stage (Documentary short)
 1912 Animated Weekly, No. 39 (Documentary short)
 1910 Actors' Fund Field Day (Short)

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Other Works:

An Arabian Girl and 40 Thieves (1899). Musical comedy. Libretto by J. Cheever Goodwin. Music by W.H. Batchelor, John J. Braham, Jessie Williams and Meyer Lutz. Direced by Julian Mitchell. Herald Square Theatre: May 1899 (production dates unknown/33 performances). Cast: Blanche Chapman, Joseph Doner, Eddie Foy [Broadway debut], ... See more »

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1 Biographical Movie | 2 Print Biographies | 7 Portrayals | 6 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Eddie Foy Sr.

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Was appearing in the show Mr Bluebeard at the Birdcage Theatre in Tombstone, at the time of The Gunfight At The OK Corral. See more »

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