Alice Faye Biography (1915-1998)

Real name, Alice Jeanne Leppert; born May 5, 1915, in New York, NY; died of stomach cancer, May 9, 1998, in Rancho Mirage, CA; father, a police officer; married Tony Martin (a singer), 1936 (divorced 1940); married Phil Harris (a bandleader), 1941 (marriage ended with his death in 1995); children: (second marriage) Alice, Phyllis. Career: Singer and actress. Began career as adancer in vaudeville (a Chester Hale unit) at age 14; appeared in nightclubsbeginning in 1933, with Rudy Vallee's band.

Nationality
American
Gender
Female
Occupation
Singer, actress
Birth Details
May 5, 1915
New York, New York, United States
Death Details
May 9, 1998
Rancho Mirage, California, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • Jean Legoi, She Learned About Sailors, 1934
  • Mona Vale, George White's Scandals, 1934
  • Peggy Warren, Now I'll Tell (also known as Now I'll Tell You and When New York Sleeps), 1934
  • Alice Perkins, 365 Nights in Hollywood, 1934
  • Peggy Harper, Music is Magic, 1935
  • Pat Doran, King of Burlesque, 1935
  • Honey Walters, George White's Scandals (also known as George White's 1935 Scandals), 1935
  • Dixie Dean, Every Night at Eight, 1935
  • Susan Parker, Stowaway, 1936
  • Jean Warren, Sing, Baby, Sing, 1936
  • Jerry Dolan, Poor Little Rich Girl, 1936
  • Betty Bradley, You're a Sweetheart, 1937
  • Judith Poe Wells, You Can't Have Everything, 1937
  • Alice Huntley, Wake Up and Live, 1937
  • Mona Merrick, On the Avenue, 1937
  • Belle Fawcett, In Old Chicago, 1937
  • Sally Day, Sally, Irene, and Mary, 1938
  • Stella Kirby, Alexander's Ragtime Band (also known as Irving Berlin's Alexander's Ragtime Band), 1938
  • Trixie Lee, Tail Spin, 1939
  • Molly Adair, Hollywood Cavalcade, 1939
  • Rose Sargent, Rose of Washington Square, 1939
  • Emmy Jordan, Barricade, 1939
  • Pat O'Day, Little Old New York, 1940
  • Title role, Lillian Russell, 1940
  • Katie Blane, Tin Pan Alley, 1940
  • Nan Spencer, Weekend in Havana, 1941
  • Vicki Adams, The Great American Broadcast, 1941
  • Baroness Cecilia Duarte, That Night in Rio, 1941
  • Trudy Evans, Hello, Frisco, Hello, 1943
  • Edie Allen, The Gang's All Here (also known as The Girl He LeftBehind), 1943
  • Guest, Four Jills in a Jeep, 1944
  • June Mills, Fallen Angel, 1945
  • Melissa Frake, State Fair, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1962
  • Secretary at gate, Won Ton Ton, The Dog Who Saved Hollywood, 1976
  • The Waitress (Alice), The Magic of Lassie, 1978
  • Every Girl Should Have One, 1978
  • Herself, A Century of Cinema, 1994
  • Herself, Carmen Miranda: Bananas Is My Business, 1994
  • Film Song Performer
  • Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore, Warner Bros., 1974
  • The Magic of Lassie, 1978
  • Television Appearances
  • Specials
  • Irving Berlin's America, PBS, 1986
  • Happy Birthday, Hollywood!, ABC, 1987
  • The 61st Annual Academy Awards Presentation, ABC, 1989
  • Shirley Temple: America's Little Darling, PBS, 1992
  • Betty Grable: Behind the Pin-Up, A&E, 1995
  • Darryl F. Zanuck: 20th Century Filmmaker, A&E, 1995
  • Hollywood Stars: A Century of Cinema, Disney Channel, 1995
  • Carmen Miranda: The South American Way, A&E, 1996
  • Shirley Temple: The Biggest Little Star, A&E, 1996
  • Tyrone Power: The Last Idol, A&E, 1996
  • 20th Century Fox: The First 50 Years, AMC, 1997
  • Episodic
  • Guest, Reflections on the Silver Screen with Professor Richard Brown, AMC, 1990
  • Radio Appearances
  • Phil Harris-Alice Faye Show (series), 1946-54
  • Also appeared in The Fleischmann Hour.
  • Stage Appearances
  • Made Broadway debut in George White's Scandals, 1931. Professor Kenyon, Good News, U.S. cities, 1973-74, then St. James Theatre, New York City, 1974-75.

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Periodicals:
    • Classic Images, June 1998, pp. 5-6.
    • Maclean's, May 25, 1998, p. 13.
    • National Review, June 22, 1998, p. 68.
    • Variety, May 18, 1998, p. 87.*

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