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Alice Faye

Actress + Singer
Female
Born May 5, 1915

Alice Faye was an American actress and singer, called by The New York Times "one of the few movie stars to walk away from stardom at the peak of her career. " She is remembered first for her stardom at 20th Century Fox and, later, as the radio comedy partner of her husband, bandleader and comedian Phil Harris. She is also often associated with the Academy Award–winning standard "You'll Never Know", which she introduced in the 1943 musical film Hello, Frisco, Hello.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1915 Birth Born on May 5, 1915.

TEENAGE

1931 16 Years Old Faye's entertainment career began in vaudeville as a chorus girl (she failed an audition for the Earl Carroll Vanities when it was revealed she was too young), before she moved to Broadway and a featured role in the 1931 edition of George White's Scandals. … Read More
1934 19 Years Old Faye got her first major film break in 1934, when Lilian Harvey abandoned the lead role in a film version of George White's 1935 Scandals, in which Vallee was also to appear. … Read More

TWENTIES

1937 22 Years Old Faye's first marriage, to Tony Martin in 1937, ended in divorce in 1940. … Read More
1938 23 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1938, Faye was cast as the female lead in In Old Chicago. … Read More
1939 24 Years Old By 1939, Faye was named one of the top ten box office draws in Hollywood. … Read More
1940 25 Years Old In 1940, Faye played one of her most memorable roles, the title role in the musical biopic Lillian Russell. … Read More
1941 26 Years Old In 1941, Fox began to place Faye in musicals photographed in Technicolor, a trademark for the studio in the 1940s. … Read More
1943 28 Years Old In 1943, after taking a year off to have her first daughter, Faye starred in the Technicolor musical Hello, Frisco, Hello. … Read More

THIRTIES

1945 30 Years Old 1 More Event
After Fallen Angel, Faye's contract called for her to make two more movies. Zanuck hit back by having her blackballed for breach of contract, effectively ending her film career. Released in 1945, Fallen Angel was Faye's last film until 1962. … Read More

FORTIES

1962 47 Years Old When Faye returned to the screen for State Fair in 1962, the film broke records in England.

FIFTIES

1966 51 Years Old In 1966, the BBC aired Alexander's Ragtime Band on television and soon other Faye films followed. … Read More

LATE ADULTHOOD

1976 61 Years Old While she received good reviews, the film was not a success, and she made only infrequent cameo appearances in films thereafter, most notably playing a secretary in Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood in 1976.
1987 72 Years Old …  In 1987 she told an interviewer, "When I stopped making pictures, it didn't bother me because there were so many things I hadn't done. … Read More
1995 80 Years Old …  The Faye-Harris marriage endured until Harris's death in 1995. … Read More
1998 83 Years Old Died on May 9, 1998.
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