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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: Richard, I want to adopt little Ching-Ching as soon as we're married.
Richard Hope: What?
Mrs. Hope: Whoever heard of such a thing!
Susan Parker: But if I don't, they'll put her in an institution!
Richard Hope: Well, that's what institutions are for.
Mrs. Hope: I'm sure Richard doesn't want to start his married life with a ready-made family, especially with a child called Ching-Ching!
Susan Parker: But it won't be for long, just until Mr. Randall gets back. You see, it's a favor to him. He wants to adopt her as soon as he can, and as soon as he gets married, he'll arrange to take her.
Richard Hope: Why should I do Mr. Randall a favor?
Susan Parker: But it isn't for him, it's for the little girl. Think of her future!
Mrs. Hope: Don't meddle with other people's destinies. Forget about this child! She got along before she met you, and she can get along after she leaves you. Dismiss her from your mind completely!
Susan Parker: Don't you think Richard and I should settle this by ourselves? After all, it concerns us.
Mrs. Hope: Anything that concerns Richard concerns me!
Richard Hope: I think Mother is right.
Susan Parker: Your mother's right, and I'm wrong?
Richard Hope: Yes. That is, I think you're mistaken.
Susan Parker: So do I. I've been mistaken about us. A marriage is for two people. I'm calling off our engagement.


Susan Parker: One never knows, does one, when love will come along?


Edie Allen: Stop acting like Don Ameche, and get me a taxi.


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Feeling she had given one of the best dramatic performances of her career, Faye was so upset by Darryl F. Zanuck's editing hack job on her last film, Fallen Angel (1945), that she literally walked away from the studio and didn't return for 16 years.

She introduced almost twice as many 'Hit Parade' songs in her movies (23) as each of her closest competitors: Judy Garland (13), Betty Grable (12) and Doris Day (12).

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

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