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Overview for Alice Faye
Alice Faye

Alice Faye


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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 ...


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
Professional debut as dancer in chorus line at Capitol Theater in New York after auditioning for dance director Chester Hale (date approximate)
Toured the eastern circuit of Loews Theaters in New York area with Chester Hale's unit
Joined chorus of New York nightclub, the Hollywood Restaurant, and the chorus of the Palais D'Or floor show
Broadway debut in dancing chorus of "George White's Scandals of 1931"
Heard singing at a party by Rudy Vallee and hired to tour as a singer with his orchestra (date approximate)
Injured in an automobile accident and hospitalized
Made NBC network radio debut on Rudy Vallee's Fleischmann Hour program
Film debut, "George White's Scandals" with Rudy Vallee
Put under contract at William Fox Studio; Fox attempted to turn her into a rival to Jean Harlow
After creation of 20th Century-Fox, given new contract at a salary of $2000 per week
Made motion pictures exhibitor's poll of top ten boxoffice stars two years in a row
Forced to drop out of "Down Argentine Way" due to apendicitis
Introduced the Oscar-winning song "You'll Never Know" in "Hello, Frisco, Hello"
Last musical vehicle, "The Gang's All Here"
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
Hosted radio program, "The Phil Harris-Alice Faye Show" with husband
Returned to film acting in "State Fair"
Appeared on stage in revival of "Good News" with former co-star John Payne
Toured in "Good News" with another former co-star, Don Ameche
Made another comeback in several films, including "Every Girl Should Have One" and "The Magic of Lassie"
Became spokesperson for Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, advising "young elders" on how to live a healthy life

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