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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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A Favorite Fool The Tramp


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 1915 A Favorite Fool (Short)
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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)

Personal Details

Other Works:

He played Sister Anne in Charles Perrault's play, "Mr. Blue Beard," at the Iroquois Theater on Randolph Street between State and Dearborn Streets in Chicago, Illinois with Harry Gilfoil (Mr. Blue Beard); Blanche Adams (Fatima); Adele Rafter (Selim); Bonnie Maginn (Imer Dasher); Nora Cecil (Abdallah); Robert E. Evans (Mustapha);... See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Alternate Names:

Eddie Foy Sr.

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He was played by his son Eddie Foy Jr. 3 times in Lillian Russell (1940), Wilson (1944) and Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942). In The Seven Little Foys (1955), he was played by Bob Hope. See more »

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