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Also Known As: Died: April 6, 1966
Born: September 24, 1893 Cause of Death: cancer
Birth Place: Richmond, Virginia, USA Profession: actor

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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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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 The Buccaneer (1959) Woman
2.
 The Ten Commandments (1956) Elisheba
3.
 The Greatest Show on Earth (1952) Birdie
4.
5.
 The Lawless (1950) Mrs. Jensen
6.
 Samson and Delilah (1950) Hisham
7.
 Sunset Blvd. (1950) Hisham
8.
 Where Danger Lives (1950) Nurse Seymour
9.
 Copper Canyon (1950) Proprietor's wife
10.
 Chicago Deadline (1949) Nurse
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TLS ( 2006-05-08 )

Source: The Stars of Hollywood Forever: 1901-2006

Though beautifully photographed, Faye's acting ability was limited and she was taken under the watchful eye of Cecil B. DeMille, later rumored to be his mistress. By the 1940s, her career ended and her money ran out but DeMille put her on permanent payroll and cast her in minor roles in all his films of the 1940s and `50s. She appeared in the last film ever produced by DeMille "The Buccaneer" in 1958. Faye died following a long battle with cancer.

rnamrl ( 2009-01-06 )

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Married actor Walter Merrill on 24 Oct 1935 in L. A. Divorced in Reno 18 Apr 1936.

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