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Also Known As: Died: May 9, 1998
Born: May 5, 1915 Cause of Death: cancer
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: Cast ...
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1928:
Hired by the Ziegfeld Follies as a chorus girl; dropped when they discovered Faye was only 13 years old
:
Added three years to her age and began her career
1929:
Professional debut as dancer in chorus line at Capitol Theater in New York after auditioning for dance director Chester Hale (date approximate)
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Toured the eastern circuit of Loews Theaters in New York area with Chester Hale's unit
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Joined chorus of New York nightclub, the Hollywood Restaurant, and the chorus of the Palais D'Or floor show
1931:
Broadway debut in dancing chorus of "George White's Scandals of 1931"
1931:
Heard singing at a party by Rudy Vallee and hired to tour as a singer with his orchestra (date approximate)
1933:
Injured in an automobile accident and hospitalized
1933:
Made NBC network radio debut on Rudy Vallee's Fleischmann Hour program
1934:
Film debut, "George White's Scandals" with Rudy Vallee
1935:
Put under contract at William Fox Studio; Fox attempted to turn her into a rival to Jean Harlow
1936:
After creation of 20th Century-Fox, given new contract at a salary of $2000 per week
1938:
Made motion pictures exhibitor's poll of top ten boxoffice stars two years in a row
1940:
Forced to drop out of "Down Argentine Way" due to apendicitis
1943:
Introduced the Oscar-winning song "You'll Never Know" in "Hello, Frisco, Hello"
1943:
Last musical vehicle, "The Gang's All Here"
1945:
Last starring role in the drama "Fallen Angel"; quit the studio over dissatisfaction with the film's final cut which seemed to favor co-star Linda Darnell
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Hosted radio program, "The Phil Harris-Alice Faye Show" with husband
1962:
Returned to film acting in "State Fair"
1973:
Appeared on stage in revival of "Good News" with former co-star John Payne
1975:
Toured in "Good News" with another former co-star, Don Ameche
1978:
Made another comeback in several films, including "Every Girl Should Have One" and "The Magic of Lassie"
1984:
Became spokesperson for Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, advising "young elders" on how to live a healthy life

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