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February 2, 2005



To All JL Fans,


I have some very unhappy news.


Famed Casting Director Eddie Foy Jr. has retired

from Showbusiness.


I personally talked with Eddie yesterday and he has confirmed that he has retired from show business for good.


He will only be doing the MDA Telethon from now on.


Eddie Foy Jr. is from the famous family of Eddie Foy and the seven little Foys.


He is one of the sons of the origanal Famed Eddie Foy who was a song and dance man in vaullvian days in the late 1920.






Bob Hope made a movie of they're life called:



It has been my privilege to have known and worked along side of this great and passionate man who loved this business bettter then life it self.


Have a great retirement. YOU deseve it.


God Bless YOU EDDIE:




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February 2,2005


Dear Vanessa,


In answer to your question NO this was not the movie with the Osmonds Brothers playing the 7 Foy Children.


This is with Bob HOPE and it tell the real life story of Eddie Foy and his family.

The man I am talking about who has just retired is one of these 7 children.


Eddie FoyJr.'s whole family is one of the most famous/ legendary families in showbusiness. His family is showbusiness history:


I don't know how old you are, but Please go to the public library and read all about Eddie Foy and his 7 children. or better yet get the movie at the library on Video tape with BoB Hope and learn about this famous part of showbusiness history.


The Seven Little Foys (1955)

Directed by

Melville Shavelson


Writing credits

Jack Rose

Melville Shavelson




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Genre: Drama / Family / Comedy (more)


Tagline: The story of a husband who didn't have time to come home! Daddy couldn't get home, so the kids all trouped down to Broadway and got into the act. The incredible, incomparable story of America's most fabulous family!


Plot Summary: Vaudeville entertainer Eddie Foy, who has vowed to forever keep his act a solo, falls in love with and marries Italian ballerina Madeleine... (more)


User Comments: Companion film to Cagney's Yankee Doodle Dandy. (more)


User Rating: 6.5/10 (252 votes)


Cast (in credits order) verified as complete

Bob Hope .... Eddie Foy

Milly Vitale .... Madeleine Morando Foy

George Tobias .... Barney Green

Angela Clarke .... Clara Morando

Herbert Heyes .... Judge

Richard Shannon .... Stage Manager

Billy Gray .... Bryan Lincoln Foy, as a teen

Lee Erickson .... Charley Foy

Paul De Rolf .... Richard Foy

Lydia Reed .... Mary Foy

Linda Bennett .... Madeleine Foy

Jimmy Baird .... Eddie Foy Jr.

Tommy Duran .... Irving Foy

James Cagney .... George M. Cohan

rest of cast listed alphabetically

Oliver Blake .... Santa Claus

George Boyce .... Elephant act

Marian Carr .... Soubrette

Harry Cheshire .... Stage doorman at 'Iroquois'

Jimmy Conlin .... Stage doorman, in 1898 Chicago

King Donovan .... Harrison

Noel Drayton .... Priest

Joe Evans .... Elephant act

Joe Flynn .... Priest

Charley Foy .... Narration

Milton Frome .... Driscoll

Dabbs Greer .... Tutor

Lewis Martin .... Episcopalian Minister

Jerry Mathers .... Bryan Lincoln Foy, age 5

Lester Matthews .... Fr. O'Casey

Billy Nelson .... Customs inspector

Jack Pepper .... Theater manager

Betty Uitti .... Dance double

Renata Vanni .... Ballerina mistress in Milan



Directed by

Melville Shavelson


Writing credits (in alphabetical order)

Jack Rose

Melville Shavelson


Produced by

Jack Rose .... producer


Original Music by

Joseph J. Lilley


Cinematography by

John F. Warren


Film Editing by

Ellsworth Hoagland


Art Direction by

John B. Goodman

Hal Pereira


Set Decoration by

Sam Comer

Frank R. McKelvy


Costume Design by

Edith Head


Makeup Department

Wally Westmore .... makeup artist


Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

Michael D. Moore .... assistant director

James A. Rosenberger .... assistant director


Sound Department

John Cope .... sound

Harry Lindgren .... sound


Special Effects by

John P. Fulton .... special photographic effects


Other crew

Nick Castle .... choreographer

Farciot Edouart .... process photographer

Charley Foy .... technical advisor

Joseph J. Lilley .... musical director


Production Companies

Paramount Pictures [us]

Scribe Productions


Paramount Pictures [us]

Runtime: 93 min

Country: USA

Language: English

Color: Color (Technicolor)

Sound Mix: Mono

Certification: Finland:S / USA:Unrated / Sweden:Btl


Trivia: James Cagney won an Oscar for playing Broadway producer George M. Cohan in Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942). He agreed to play Cohan again in this film on condition that he would not be paid for the role. He did the role as a tribute to Eddie Foy, who had generously provided occasional meals for struggling young actors, including Cagney, in 1920s New York. (more)

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Boobalack    628

Annie, first of all, why is it unhappy news that someone has retired? Most people do so at some time in their lives.


>>I don't know how old you are, but Please go to the public library and read all about Eddie Foy and his 7 children. or better yet get the movie at the library on Video tape with BoB Hope and learn about this famous part of showbusiness history.<<


In answer to the above statement made by you to Vanessa, please check out your facts before you jump. There was a pilot made in the mid-1960s for a possible television series, narrated by Bob Hope, starring Eddie Foy, Jr. as Eddie Foy, Sr, Mickey Rooney, and, guess what, most of the Osmond brothers as the "little Foys." I can't remember if it ever became a series, or not. Perhaps this is what Vanessa remembered. It's not her fault she's not as old as you and I are.

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