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Otto Preminger
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Alice Faye

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Alice Faye

American actress and singer, called by The New York Times [GUI]one of the few movie stars to walk away from stardom at the peak of her career add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1915.

Countries: United States (54%), California (24%), Portugal (3%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Phil Harris, Lilian Harvey, Betty Grable

Linked to: Pfizer, The New York Times, NBC, Democratic Party

 

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Alice Faye was born in 1915 add something


1930

But due to her immense popularity, none of the films that she made in the 1930s and 1940s lost money add something

 

One of the most expensive films for its time, it became one of the most successful musicals of the 1930s add something

 

She became a hit with film audiences of the 1930s, particularly when Fox production head Darryl F. Zanuck made her his protégé add something

 

Irving Cummings - Cummings was known for the big splashy 1930s Technicolor musicals with popular leading ladies such as Betty Grable, Alice Faye, Carmen_Miranda, and Shirley Temple he directed at 20th Century Fox

 

Adrienne Ames - She made thirty films during the 1930s with her biggest success in "George White's Scandals" , a film which was notable as the debut of Alice Faye

 

Otto Preminger - Zanuck gave Preminger the task of convincing Alice Faye, the studio's top musical star of the late 1930s and early 1940s, to play the role of the spinster


1931

Faye's entertainment career began in vaudeville as a chorus girl , before she moved to Broadway and a featured role in the 1931 edition of "George White's Scandals" add something


1934

Meanwhile, she gained her first major film break in 1934, when Lilian Harvey abandoned the lead role in a film version of "George White's 1935 Scandals", in which Vallee was to appear add something


1935

Phil Harris - Coinciding with their desire to settle in southern California and raise their children---Phil Jr. , Alice and Phyllis , "The Fitch Bandwagon" name disappeared when Rexall became the program's sponsor in 1948; the show was renamed "The Phil Harris- Alice Faye Show"

 

Lilian Harvey - She eventually abandoned "George White's 1935 Scandals", leading executives to cast Alice Faye in the part, and Faye became an overnight sensation


1937

Considered less than serious as an actress and more than serious as a singer, Faye nailed what many critics consider her best acting performance in 1937's "In Old Chicago" add something

 

Faye's first marriage, to Tony Martin in 1937, ended in divorce in 1940 add something

 

Irving Berlin was once quoted as saying that he would choose Faye over any other singer to introduce his songs, and George Gershwin and Cole Porter called her the "best female singer in Hollywood in 1937 add something

 

Tony Martin (entertainer) - In 1937, he married Alice Faye, with whom he had appeared in several films


1938

Faye, Power, and Ameche were reunited for 1938's "Alexander's Ragtime Band" add something


1939

By 1939, Faye was named one of the top ten box office draws in Hollywood add something

 

Fanny Brice - Although the names of the principal characters were changed, the plot of the 1939 film "Rose of Washington Square", in which the principal characters were portrayed by Tyrone Power and Alice Faye, was inspired heavily by Brice's marriage and career, to the extent it borrowed its title from a tune she performed in the "Follies" and included "My Man"


1940

In 1940, Faye played one of her most memorable roles, the title role in the musical biopic "Lillian Russell" add something

 

June Haver - She is best remembered as a popular alternative to the musical film stars Betty Grable and Alice Faye in several musicals in the 1940s


1941

In 1941, Fox began to place Faye in musicals photographed in Technicolor, a trademark for the studio in the 1940s add something

 

The Ink Spots - In 1941 The Ink Spots were featured in "The Great American Broadcast" starring John Payne and Alice Faye


1943

In 1943, after taking a year off to have her first daughter, Faye starred in the Technicolor musical "Hello, Frisco, Hello" add something

 

The song won the Academy award for Best Song for 1943 and the sheet music for the song sold over a million copies add something


1945

Released in 1945, "Fallen Angel" was Faye's last film as a major Hollywood star add something

 

The article goes on to mention that, even after Faye retired in 1945, her old films still made as much money as current releases add something

 

Linda Darnell - In January 1945, she was added to the cast of the film noir "Fallen Angel" , which included Dana Andrews and Alice Faye


1946

First, they teamed to host a variety show on NBC, "The Fitch Bandwagon", in 1946 add something

 

Phil Harris - In 1946, Harris and wife Alice Faye began co-hosting "The Fitch Bandwagon", a comedy-variety program that followed the Benny show on Sunday nights

 

A Letter to Three Wives - Even before a script was finished, Gene Tierney, Linda Darnell, Maureen O'Hara, Dorothy McGuire and Alice Faye were cast in "A Letter to Five Wives" in November 1946


1948

By 1948, Fitch bowed away as sponsor in favor of Rexall, the pharmaceutical giant, and the show, now a strictly situation comedy with a music interlude each from husband and wife, was renamed "The Phil Harris-Alice Faye Show" add something

 

Walter Scharf - From 1948 to 1954, Scharf was arranger-conductor for the Phil Harris- Alice Faye radio show


1954

The Harrises' two daughters were played on radio by Jeanine Roos and Anne Whitfield; written mostly by Ray Singer and Dick Chevillat, the show stayed on NBC radio as a fixture until 1954 add something

 

Phil Harris - "The Phil Harris- Alice Faye Show" ran until 1954, by which time radio had succumbed to television


1962

Seventeen years after the "Fallen Angel" debacle, Faye went before the cameras again, in 1962's "State Fair" add something

 

When Faye returned to the screen for "State Fair" in 1962, the film broke records in England add something


1966

In 1966, the BBC aired "Alexander's Ragtime Band" on television and soon other Faye films followed add something


1976

While Faye received good reviews, the film was not a great success, and she made only infrequent cameo appearances in films thereafter, most notable playing a secretary in the critically panned all-star flop, "Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood", in 1976 add something


1987

In 1987 she told an interviewer, "When I stopped making pictures, it didn't bother me because there were so many things I hadn't done add something


1994

In 1994, a Golden Palm Star on the Palm Springs, California, Walk of Stars was dedicated to her add something


1995

The Faye-Harris marriage endured until Harris's death in 1995; before that, the couple donated a large volume of their entertainment memorabilia to Harris's hometown Linton, Indiana add something


Alice Faye died in 1998 add something


2011

In 2011, the BBC stated that there were more requests for Faye's pictures than those of any other star add something