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Famed Casting Director Eddie Foy Jr.


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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.


EDDIE FOY JR. IS CONSIDERED TO BE THE SO CALLED SECOND GODFATHER OF SHOWBUSINESS:

HIS FAMILY HELP TO MADE AND BUILD SHOWBUSINESS INTO WHAT IT IS TODAY.


Bob Hope made a movie of they're life called:
]EDDIE FOY AND THE SEVEN LITTLE FOYS.

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:

YOUR FRIEND
MARGARET ANN GALASSO (ANNIE)


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Was that the movie with The Osmonds Brothers as the 7 little Foy's?


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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
Distributors
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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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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Thanks I thought they were in there somewhere.

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