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Alice Faye Overview:

Legendary actress, Alice Faye, was born Alice Jeanne Leppert on May 5, 1915 in New York City, NY. Faye appeared in over 35 film roles. Her best known films include In Old Chicago (1937), Alexander's Ragtime Band (1938), Lillian Russell (1940), Week-End in Havana (1941), and The Gang's All Here (1943). Faye died at the age of 83 on May 9, 1998 in Rancho Mirage, CA and was laid to rest in Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Cathedral City) Cemetery in Cathedral City, CA.

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With a warm smile and warm voice to match, Alice Faye started out as a singer with Rudy Vallee's band. She became a much-in-demand actress for sympathetic roles in the musicals of the thirties and early forties before retiring early to concentrate on her marriage to bandleader-singer-actor-comedian Phil Harris (her second husband). Faye and Harris shared a radio show from 1946-1954. Harris won renewed popularity doing cartoon voices in Disney features, most notably Baloo the bear in The Jungle Book, but Faye's own comeback roles did not showcase her to advantage.

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She was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures. Alice Faye's handprints and footprints were 'set in stone' at Grauman's Chinese Theater during imprint ceremony #44 on Mar 20, 1938. Faye was never nominated for an Academy Award.

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Alice Faye Quotes:

Susan Parker: Do you know where Ching-Ching is?
Tommy Randall: Yes.
Susan Parker: Well, would you mind telling me?
Tommy Randall: She's below, getting ready to leave the ship at the next stop. They're sending her to an orphanage for girls. She'll be marching in lockstep and eating gruel within a week. I hope you like it!
Susan Parker: Surely something can be done. That can't happen to Ching-Ching.
Tommy Randall: Wait a minute, I've got an idea. You're going to marry old sourpuss, aren't you?
Susan Parker: I beg your pardon!
Tommy Randall: I'm sorry, no offense meant. Look, I wanted to adopt Ching-Ching, but they won't let me because I'm unmarried. But you're getting married, you can adopt her.
Susan Parker: But Richard and I...
Tommy Randall: [shouting] You don't want her to go to an instituion, do you?
Susan Parker: [shouting] Of course not!
Tommy Randall: Look, I've gone completely soft about this kid. I know it's hard to believe, but true. Won't you please take her and let me pay for her upbringing until I can take her myself? That'll be as quick as I can get to the States and come back with a wife. You may not believe it, but there are quite a few women back home who'd be willing to marry me. Look, it's not for me, it's for Ching-Ching! Won't you please do it?
Susan Parker: All right, I'll do it.


Susan Parker: Moonlight on the water, stars in the sky, slow music, it's almost overdone, isn't it? They might've at least omitted the music.
Tommy Randall: Everything's here, including you and me. Taken all together, that spells romance.
Susan Parker: Romance takes two.
Tommy Randall: There are two here.
Susan Parker: Yes, but not the right two. You see, I'm engaged. To Richard Hope, Mrs. Hope's son. He's meeting the boat in Bangkok. We're to be married there.
Tommy Randall: Why Bangkok?
Susan Parker: Well, he lives there. He with an exporting firm.
Tommy Randall: Exporting what?
Susan Parker: Oh, ivory, apes, peacocks - that sort of thing. He came out here two years ago, and he's worked very hard.
Tommy Randall: You mean you've been engaged for two years, and you haven't seen him in all that time? Oh, you Latins, what a hot-blooded race you are.
Susan Parker: Richard isn't quite like that. Besides, we've known each other since we were children.
Tommy Randall: Well, I must say it all sounds rather lyrical.
Susan Parker: It may not be exactly lyrical.
Tommy Randall: Me, I've never been engaged, not definitely, that is, but if I were ...
Susan Parker: Not definitely is right. I seem to recall something in the newspapers: "Millionaire Playboy Sued for Breech of Promise."
Tommy Randall: Oh, I practically won that case. She only got ten thousand dollars. Poor kid, she'd been counting on fifty.
Susan Parker: Ten thousand dollars? That's more than Richard makes in a year.


June Mills: I need you, Eric.
Eric Stanton: [sarcastically] You need me, right.
June Mills: You're my husband, and I'm your wife.
Eric Stanton: Right out of a book, again.
June Mills: Yes, out of a book: "We were born to tread the earth as angels, to seek out heaven this side of the sky. But they who race above shall stumble in the dark, and fall from grace."
Eric Stanton: Go on. Sounds good.
June Mills: "Then love alone can make the fallen angel rise. For only two together can enter Paradise."


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Interred at Forest Lawn Mausoleum, Cathedral City, California, USA (near Palm Springs) with her husband, Phil Harris.

Biography in: "American National Biography". Supplement 1, pp. 199-200. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002.

She remained quite good friends with her Fox rival and successor, Betty Grable, up until Betty's death of cancer in 1973.

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