Alice Faye
Actor
Alice Faye
Biography
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Birthday
05 May 1915
Deceased
09 May 1998
home town
New York City, New York
Death Place
State of California
Career Highlights
Some highlights of Alice Fayes career
Label
Alice faye
Alternative names
Leppert, Alice Jeane
Birth name
Alice Jeane Leppert
Resting place
Forest Lawn Cemetery (Cathedral City)
State of California
U.S.
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'I had the Elvis curl. She had a car' How Bob and Marietta found long-lasting love - The Hudson Reporter
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The night of their wedding, Bob and Marietta danced to “You'll Never Know,” a song originally song by Alice Faye in 1943 and later recorded by the likes of Frank Sinatra and Dick Haymes. Twenty-five years later, they returned to The Royal Hawaiian
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Bloodmobile says thanks - Altavista
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Our volunteers for this visit were: Edna Carson, Winnie Diser, Marvin Hamlett, Benny Harvey, Cheryl Harvey, Joan Holt, Mary Alma Hudson, Mary Martin, Penny Mongold, Rachel Stanley, Alice Faye Thomas, Betty Torrence, and Ruth Trent
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City beats $400K judgment - Jackson Clarion Ledger
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Last week's ruling is from the city's appeal of Special Hinds County Circuit Judge William Coleman's order in 2009 that the city pay $400000 in the crash that killed Alice Faye Clausell. Clausell, 69, of Moss Point was a passenger in a car struck by
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Prosecutor intends to seek reduced charge - WXVT
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The chase began in Raymond and ended in Jackson when she struck a vehicle carrying Alice Faye Clausell of Moss Point and her two daughters on April 21, 2007. The 69-year-old Clausell died at the scene and her daughters were injured
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Russellville's Emancipation commemoration celebrates the indefeatible human ... - Business Clarksville
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Early education and the pride of achievement in graduation are displayed in the Alice Faye Dunnigan House. The Honor Roll of Logan County enlistment in the US Colored Calvary, the Order of Disbandment when those troops where released from military
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Hinds County Jury Deadlocks Over Fatal Chase - WAPT Jackson
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The chase involving Wilson began in Raymond and ended in Jackson when she struck a vehicle carrying Alice Faye Clausell, of Moss Point, and her two daughters on April 21, 2007. The 69-year-old Clausell died at the scene and her daughters were injured
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Alice Faye McDaniel Elvis - Laurinburg Exchange
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Alice Faye McDaniel Elvis, age 60 of Odell Court, Taylorsville, died Sunday, July 3, 2011 at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. She was born Aug. 28, 1950 in Mullins, SC to the late Herman McDaniel and Edna Reynolds Shores
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Key area cases on July trial schedule - Jackson Clarion Ledger
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The April 21, 2007, chase involving Wilson began in Raymond and ended in Jackson when she struck a vehicle carrying Alice Faye Clausell of Moss Point and her two daughters. Clausell died at the scene and her daughters were injured
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Cowboy recalls era when cattle trail went up 37th - Daily News - Galveston County
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The elder Sullivan, an accomplished rodeoer as well, relished recalling the shipment of mules being herded to a waiting ship one day until the drovers caught sight of famous actress Alice Faye. “The cowboys paid more attention to her,
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A little journey, magic and ghosts - Daily News - Galveston County
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Harris and his wife, Alice Faye, were married up in the penthouse suite and are frequent guests. Well, here's Jack Benny himself, a decade or so earlier in the same bar; he's having a sandwich from a silver platter brought out from the kitchen and
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Cleese show has bitter-sweet feel - Bristol Evening Post
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... is touring the country with his one-man show, the Alimony Tour, so named because he says it is helping to pay the £12 million ($20 million) settlement awarded to his third wife, psychotherapist Alice Faye Eichelberger, whom he divorced in 2008
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Court drops speed charge againstcomic - Bristol Evening Post
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... Jennifer Wade, is touring the country in his one-man show, the Alimony Tour, so named because he says it is helping to pay the £12 million settlement awarded to his third wife, psychotherapist Alice Faye Eichelberger, whom he divorced in 2008
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John Cleese speeding case dropped - Bearsden Herald
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... Jennifer Wade, is touring the country in his one-man show, the Alimony Tour, so named because he says it is helping to pay the £12 million settlement awarded to his third wife, psychotherapist Alice Faye Eichelberger, whom he divorced in 2008
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'Drum Corp,' 'Two Tours,' 'Hello Frisco Hello,' 48 Hour Film Project - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
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"Hello Frisco Hello," starring Alice Faye, John Payne and the Oscar-winning song "You'll Never Know," is showing at 7:30 pm Wednesday at the Charles Allis Art Museum, 1801 N. Prospect Ave. Tickets are $5, $3 for seniors, veterans and students,
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Richards News - The Navasota Examiner
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The event is sponsored by the Psalms Funeral Home, and owner Alice Faye Sargeant who is on the board of the Community Computer Ministry in Richards. Call 936-825-6111 for details. • On behalf of our community, I would like to express sympathy to the
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Class of '61 50-year reunion - Cleburne News
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Students attending included (lr) Geraldin Hammond Gilmer, Pat Furgerson Barber, Iris Nell Williams Smith, Wayne Smith, Golia Owens Cummingham, Janyath Camp Ventress, Zadie Striplin Williamson, Linda Freeman Opack, Cleo Perkins Prestridge, Alice Faye
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Ellison-Arnold - Clanton Advertiser
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The prospective groom is the grandson of Betty Middlebrooks of Camden, Tom Carter of Maplesville and the late Alice Faye Carter, and the late Charles “Bodie” Arnold. He is a 2006 graduate of Maplesville High School and is employed by Alabama Power
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MUSIC REVIEW; Just a Couple of Sports, Merrily Singing Along
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If it is not their British accents, what accounts for the way British jazz and pop singers filter songs through a screen of hauteur? That slightly blasé affect tinged Claire Martin and Richard Rodney Bennett's opening-night performance of their breezy Irving Berlin show, ''A Couple of Swells,'' at the Oak Room of the Algonquin Hotel on Tuesday.
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Just a Couple of Sports, Merrily Singing Along - New York Times
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His most engaging performance was a propulsive rendition of the slightly racy “He Ain't Got Rhythm,” originally sung by Alice Faye in the 1937 movie “On the Avenue.” A man who doesn't have rhythm, the song declares, “is the loneliest man in town
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Alice Faye
1915
Born on May 5, 1915.
1931
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.
By this time, she had adopted her stage name and first reached a radio audience on Rudy Vallée's The Fleischmann Hour
1934
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.
Hired first to perform a musical number with Vallee, Faye ended up as the female lead. She became a hit with film audiences of the 1930s, particularly when Fox production head Darryl F. Zanuck made her his protégée. He softened Faye from a wisecracking show girl to a youthful, yet somewhat motherly figure such as she played in a few Shirley Temple films. Faye also received a physical makeover, going from a version of Jean Harlow to a wholesome appearance, in which her platinum hair and pencil-line eyebrows were swapped for a more natural look.
1937
Faye's first marriage, to Tony Martin in 1937, ended in divorce in 1940.
A year later she married Phil Harris. Their marriage became a plot line on the hit radio comedy, The Jack Benny Program where, for sixteen years, Harris was a regular cast member. The couple had two daughters, Alice (b. 1942) and Phyllis (b. 1944), along with Harris's adopted son from his first marriage, Phil Harris, Jr. (1935–2001). Faye and Harris began working in radio together as Faye's film career declined. First, they teamed to host a variety show on NBC, The Fitch Bandwagon, in 1946. The Harrises' gently tart comedy sketches made them the show's stars. By 1948, Fitch was replaced as sponsor by Rexall, the pharmaceutical company, and the show, now a strictly situation comedy with a music interlude each from husband and wife, was renamed The Phil Harris-Alice Faye Show.
1938
In 1938, Faye was cast as the female lead in In Old Chicago.
Zanuck initially resisted casting Faye, as the role had been written for Jean Harlow. However, critics applauded Faye's performance. The film was extremely memorable for its twenty-minute ending, a recreation of the Great Chicago Fire, a scene so dangerous that women, except for the main stars, were banned from the set. Her co-stars in that film were Tyrone Power and Don Ameche, two of Faye's most frequent co-stars, as it was customary for studios to pair its contract players together in more than one film.
Faye, Power, and Ameche were reunited for the 1938 release Alexander's Ragtime Band, which was designed to showcase more than twenty Irving Berlin songs, Faye again received strong reviews.
One of the most expensive films of its time, it also became one of the most successful musicals of the 1930s.
1939
By 1939, Faye was named one of the top ten box office draws in Hollywood.
That year she made Rose of Washington Square with Tyrone Power. Although a big hit, the film was supposedly based on the real life of comedian Fanny Brice, and Brice sued Fox for stealing her story. Because of her bankable status, Fox occasionally placed Faye in films that were put together more for the sake of making money than showcasing Faye's talents. Films like Tail Spin and Barricade (both 1939) were more dramatic in nature than regular Faye films and often did not contain any songs. But due to her immense popularity, none of the films that she made in the 1930s and 1940s lost money.
1940
In 1940, Faye played one of her most memorable roles, the title role in the musical biopic Lillian Russell.
Faye always named this film as one of her favorites, but it was also her most challenging role. The tight corsets Faye wore for this picture caused her to collapse on the set several times. After declining the lead role in Down Argentine Way, because of illness, Faye was replaced by the studio's newest musical star, Betty Grable. She was paired as a sister act opposite Grable in the film Tin Pan Alley later that same year. During the making of the picture, a rumor arose that there was a rivalry between Faye and Grable. In a Biography interview, Faye admitted that the Fox publicity department built up the rumor; in reality, the two actresses were close friends and got along famously during the making of the picture.
1941
In 1941, Fox began to place Faye in musicals photographed in Technicolor, a trademark for the studio in the 1940s.
She frequently played a performer, often one moving up in society, allowing for situations that ranged from the poignant to the comic. Films such as Week-End in Havana (1941) and That Night in Rio (1941), in which she played a Brazilian aristocrat, made good use of Faye's husky singing voice, solid comic timing, and flair for carrying off the era's starry-eyed romantic story lines.
1943
In 1943, after taking a year off to have her first daughter, Faye starred in the Technicolor musical Hello, Frisco, Hello.
Released at the height of World War II, the film became one of her highest-grossing pictures for Fox. It was in this film that Faye sang "You'll Never Know". The song won the Academy Award for Best Song for 1943, and the sheet music for the song sold over a million copies. However, since there was a clause in her contract (as was the case with most other Fox stars) stating that she could not officially record any of her movie songs, other singers, such as Dick Haymes (whose version hit #1 for four weeks), Frank Sinatra, and Rosemary Clooney have been more associated with the song than Faye. However, it is still often considered Faye's signature song. That year, Faye was once again named one of the top box office draws in the world. As Faye's star continued to ascend during the war years, family life became more important to her, especially with the arrival of a second daughter, Phyllis. After her birth, Faye signed a new contract with Fox to make only one picture a year, with the option of a second one, to give Faye a chance to spend more time with her family.
1945
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.
Zanuck nonetheless, under public pressure, tried to bring Faye back onto the screen in such films as The Dolly Sisters and A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, which she declined.
1962
Faye went before the cameras again in 1962's State Fair.
1976
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.
1984
She was the subject of This Is Your Life for British television in 1984 when she was surprised by Eamonn Andrews at Hollywood’s Metromedia Studios.
1995
The Faye-Harris marriage endured until Harris's death in 1995.
Faye admitted in an interview that when she married Harris, most of the Hollywood elite had predicted the marriage would only last about six months. Three years after her husband's death, Alice Faye died in Rancho Mirage, California from stomach cancer, four days after her 83rd birthday. She was cremated and her ashes rest beside those of Phil Harris at the mausoleum of the Forest Lawn Cemetery (Cathedral City) near Palm Springs, California. She has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in recognition of her contribution to Motion Pictures at 6922 Hollywood Boulevard. In 1994, a Golden Palm Star on the Palm Springs, California, Walk of Stars was dedicated to her. The Phil Harris-Alice Faye Show remains a favorite of old-time radio collectors. Her voice, The New York Times wrote in her obituary, was "inviting". Irving Berlin was once quoted as saying that he would choose Faye over any other singer to introduce his songs, and George Gershwin and Cole Porter called her the "best female singer in Hollywood in 1937". During her years as a musical superstar, Alice Faye managed to introduce twenty-three songs to the hit parade, more than any equivalent to Bing Crosby.
1998
Died on May 9, 1998.
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