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Peter Foy (1925–2005)


Specialized in making theatrical performers "fly" on stage. He sent Mary Martin, Sandy Duncan, and Cathy Rigby soaring in productions of "Peter Pan". In movies and television, he sent aloft Jack Benny, Lucille Ball, Jerry Lewis, Dean Martin, and Bob Hope. He also worked with Liberace (and his piano!), gymnast Nadia Comaneci, and singer Garth Brooks... See more trivia »

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 2012 The American Experience (TV Series documentary) (production intern - 1 episode)
- Jesse Owens (2012) ... (production intern)
 1978 The Wiz (flying rigs)
 1967 The Flying Nun (TV Series) (flying effects supervisor - 1 episode)
- The Flying Nun (1967) ... (flying effects supervisor)
 1966 Fantastic Voyage (technical adviser: flying sequences)
 1959-1960 Men Into Space (TV Series) (weightlessness effects - 8 episodes)
- Tankers in Space (1960) ... (weightlessness effects)
- Asteroid (1959) ... (weightlessness effects)
- Space Trap (1959) ... (weightlessness effects)
- Moonquake (1959) ... (weightlessness effects)
- Lost Missile (1959) ... (weightlessness effects)
 1959 Music with Mary Martin (TV Movie) (flying supervisor)
 1955 Producers' Showcase (TV Series) (flying effects - 1 episode)
- Peter Pan (1955) ... (flying effects)
 1950 Lights Out (TV Series) (technical advisor - 1 episode)
- Just What Happened (1950) ... (technical advisor)

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His Broadway credits include "The Lion King", "Angels in America", "Aida", and "Dracula, the Musical". See more »

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Early in his career, Foy worked for Kirby's Flying Ballets, the leading theatrical flying-effects company in the UK. In 1950, he supervised the creation and operation of the flying apparatus for a Broadway production of "Peter Pan", with Jean Arthur in the title role and Boris Karloff as Captain Hook. See more »

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