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Also Known As: Joseph Palladino Died: April 26, 1997
Born: July 12, 1909 Cause of Death: complications from heart failure
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: vaudevillian, comedian, social director

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With a legacy of laughter-inducing roles, Herbie Faye was known for his rich movie career. Early on, Faye mostly landed roles in various films, including "Top Banana" (1954), the dramatic adaptation "The Shrike" (1955) with Jose Ferrer and "The Harder They Fall" (1956) with Humphrey Bogart. He also appeared in the James Cagney musical comedy "Never Steal Anything Small" (1959) and the dramatic adaptation "Requiem For a Heavyweight" (1962) with Anthony Quinn. He worked in television in his early acting career as well, including parts on "The Phil Silvers Show" (CBS, 1955-59) and "The Twilight Zone" (CBS, 1959-1964). He kept working in film throughout the sixties, starring in the comedy "The Thrill of It All" (1963) with Doris Day, "The Family Jewels" (1965) starring Jerry Lewis and "The Fortune Cookie" (1966). He also appeared in the Jose Ferrer comedy adaptation "Enter Laughing" (1967), the dramedy "Angel in My Pocket" (1968) with Andy Griffith and the Peter Ustinov fantastical comedy "Blackbeard's Ghost" (1968). Film continued to be his passion as he played roles in "The Night They Raided Minsky's" (1968) with Jason Robards, "The Love God?" (1969) with Don Knotts and the Dustin...

With a legacy of laughter-inducing roles, Herbie Faye was known for his rich movie career. Early on, Faye mostly landed roles in various films, including "Top Banana" (1954), the dramatic adaptation "The Shrike" (1955) with Jose Ferrer and "The Harder They Fall" (1956) with Humphrey Bogart. He also appeared in the James Cagney musical comedy "Never Steal Anything Small" (1959) and the dramatic adaptation "Requiem For a Heavyweight" (1962) with Anthony Quinn. He worked in television in his early acting career as well, including parts on "The Phil Silvers Show" (CBS, 1955-59) and "The Twilight Zone" (CBS, 1959-1964). He kept working in film throughout the sixties, starring in the comedy "The Thrill of It All" (1963) with Doris Day, "The Family Jewels" (1965) starring Jerry Lewis and "The Fortune Cookie" (1966). He also appeared in the Jose Ferrer comedy adaptation "Enter Laughing" (1967), the dramedy "Angel in My Pocket" (1968) with Andy Griffith and the Peter Ustinov fantastical comedy "Blackbeard's Ghost" (1968). Film continued to be his passion as he played roles in "The Night They Raided Minsky's" (1968) with Jason Robards, "The Love God?" (1969) with Don Knotts and the Dustin Hoffman comedic drama "Who Is Harry Kellerman, and Why Is He Saying Those Terrible Things About Me?" (1971). He held additional roles in television including a part on "All in the Family" (CBS, 1970-79). Additionally, he could be seen on a variety of television specials like "Evel Knievel" (CBS, 1973-74) and "The Michele Lee Show" (CBS, 1973-74). Faye last acted on "Doc" (CBS, 1975-77). Faye passed away in June 1980 at the age of 81.

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4.
 The Front (1976)
5.
 The Grissom Gang (1971) Woppy
6.
 What's So Bad About Feeling Good? (1968) Zoo keeper
8.
 Dead Heat on a Merry-Go-Round (1966) Taxi driver
9.
 Diary of a Bachelor (1964) Bartender
10.
 For Love or Money (1963) Male shopper
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Began his career appearing in amateur night contests
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Social director at a series of hotel at the Catskills
1937:
First legitimate stage role in "Room Service"
1942:
Appeared on Broadway in "Strip For Action"
1946:
Starred in "Little Me"
1958:
Played a supporting role in the feature "Ten North Frederick" with Gary Cooper
1960:
Co-starred with John Wayne in "North To Alaska"
1976:
Appeared with Woody Allen in "The Front"
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Notes

Won best actor award in 1959 from the West Coast Critics Association for the production of "Waiting For Godot"

Played the dancing grapes in the Fruit of the Loom commercials for 15 years

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wife:
Judi Faye. Actor. Married 28 years; survived him.

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sister:
Bertha Falacara. Survived him.
sister:
Sylvia Palladino. Survived him.

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