Eddie Foy

Eddie Foy
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Eddie Foy
Film: West side of the 1700 block of Vine Street
Actor | Comedian
Born Edwin Fitzgerald on March 9, 1856 in New York, NY
Died Feb. 16, 1928 of heart attack in Kansas City, MO

Eddie Foy was a veteran stage comedian and vaudevillian actor, who before his death had been on stage for more than a half century.

Foy's reputation as a versatile performer and comedian led to his engagement for a part in the Kelly and Mason company playing "The Tigers," with which he toured the country.

For nearly 30 years thereafter, he was in the casts of some of the most successful comedy productions, and in many he was billed as the star. Among these was "Jack-n-the Box," "Over the Garden Wall," "Sinbad the Sailor," "Cinderella" and Robinson Crusoe."

During the later years of his career, Foy devoted himself almost exclusively to the vaudeville circuits. He appeared for several seasons with his seven children, billed as "Eddie Foy and the Little Foys."

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