from New York, NY
May 5, 1915 - May 9, 1998 (age 83)
A popular Hollywood actress and singer of the 1930s and '40s, Alice Faye was born Alice Leppert in New York City on May 5, 1915. By the age of 14 she was already singing and dancing professionally, and in 1931 was working as a chorus girl in Broadway's +George White's Scandals; there she was spotted by Rudy Vallée, who quickly signed her to sing with his touring band. When +George White's Scandals began filming in Hollywood, Vallée insisted that Faye be given the starring role; a bleached blonde in the tradition of Jean Harlow, she quickly became a fixture of the screen musical, appearing in films including 1937's #On the Avenue and the following year's #Alexander's Ragtime Band and #In Old Chicago. She also became a popular radio performer. However, by the early '40s, Faye's frequent clashes with Fox studio boss Darryl F. Zanuck began to undermine her career -- after banning her from future broadcast appearances, Zanuck then signed Betty Grable, who quickly surpassed Faye as Fox's dominant musical star. After starring in 1945's #Fallen Angel, Faye effectively retired from the screen for the next two decades, finally resurfacing in #State Fair in 1962; she then left Hollywood for another 14 years, instead rounding out her career on Broadway and on tour. She died at the age of 83 on May 9, 1998. ~ Jason Ankeny, Rovi
Alice Faye sings "You'll Never Know" in Four Jills in a Jeep (1944)
Alice Faye — You’ll Never Know (1943)
Alice Faye at 78--Rare 1993 TV Interview, Richard Brown
This Is Your Life - Alice Faye (19th Dec 1984)
ALICE FAYE 'You turned the tables on me'.
Bing Crosby, Alice Faye, & Phil Harris - Hollywood Palace Medley
Alice Faye: The Star Next Door (A&E Biography 1996 In HD)
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