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Eddie Foy, III

  • Birthplace: New York City, New York
  • Birthday: February 10
Date of passing: 
November 03, 2018

Eddie Foy III was the son of famed Broadway, TV and Film star Eddie Foy Jr. and his wife Anna Marie McKenny. His grandfather was Eddie Foy Sr. of the famed Vaudeville act The Seven Little Foys.

Eddie Foy III was the son of famed Broadway, TV and Film star Eddie Foy Jr. and his wife Anna Marie McKenny. His grandfather was Eddie Foy Sr. of the famed Vaudeville act The Seven Little Foys.

Foy, as his friends called him, was a Casting Director for over 42 years. He worked with Columbia Pictures/Screen Gems, 20th Century Fox and Dick Clark Productions. He was Director of Casting for ABC and Vice President of Casting for NBC. Some of his credits include Gidget, The Donna Reed Show, I Dream of Jeannie, Charlie's Angels, The Poseidon Adventure, Mork and Mindy, The Monkees, Happy Days, Roots I and II, Shogun, Barney Miller. He completed his career as a long standing independent Casting Director and Talent Executive for The Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon. His ability to discover talent for films, television and live entertainment was unsurpassed in the industry.

If he had not followed in the footsteps of his family's show business lineage, he would have, no doubt, been involved in the boxing world in some form. In his early years before his casting career, he was cut man for the Featherweight Champion of the World, Davey Moore, in 1959. His greatest childhood idol was fighter Billy Graham who he met and became lifelong friends with. He was on the board of The World Boxing Hall of Fame.

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Eddie Foy, III

Eddie Foy, III

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