Alice Faye

Alice Faye


Alice Faye
Film: South side of the 6900 block of Hollywood Boulevard
Born Alice Jeane Leppert on May 5, 1915 in Hell's Kitchen, NY
Died May 9, 1998 of cancer in Eisenhower Medical Center, Calif.

Alice Faye was a cherished star of Hollywood musicals in the late 1930s and early '40s who stayed in the public eye almost until her death in 1998, even though she walked out on a flourishing movie career in 1945. A beautiful blue-eyed blond with a stunning figure, a warm personality and low singing voice, she brought a sultry quality to the screen.

In a mere six years at 20th Century Fox, Faye became America's No. 1 female box-office star. Her talent and natural appeal shone through formulaic Fox musicals like "Alexander's Ragtime Band," "Rose of Washington Square," "Lillian Russell" and "Tin Pan Alley."

When Faye married the brash bandleader-comedian Phil Harris, Hollywood said it wouldn't last, but the couple, who had two daughters, had been happily married 54 years when he died in 1995 at age 90. They were a handsome pair who aged gracefully and left their friends and fans with fond memories.

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