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Alice Faye

Alice Jeanne Faye (; née Leppert; May 5, 1915 – May 9, 1998) was an American actress and singer. She sang "You'll Never Know", which won its composers the Academy Award for Best Original Song at the 1944 Oscars ceremony. Faye introduced the song in the musical film Hello, Frisco, Hello (1943).

Faye was married twice and had two daughters. She married actor and singer Tony Martin in 1937, and they divorced in 1940. She married actor Phil Harris in 1941, a union which lasted until his death in 1995.

Birth and Death Data: Born May 5th, 1915 (New York City), Died May 9th, 1998 (Rancho Mirage)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1933 - 1939

Roles Represented in DAHR: contralto, songwriter

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-77619 10-in. 9/6/1933 Shame on you Connecticut Yankees ; Alice Faye ; Rudy Vallée Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo vocalist, contralto  
Victor BS-77621 10-in. 9/6/1933 Honeymoon hotel Connecticut Yankees ; Alice Faye ; Rudy Vallée Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo vocalist, contralto  
Victor BS-031896 10-in. 2/8/1939 I promise you Three Reasons ; Dick Todd Male vocal solo, with female vocal trio and jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor BS-033764 10-in. 2/25/1939 I promise you Stuart Allen ; Richard Himber Rhythmic Pyramids Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Faye, Alice," accessed September 30, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/101869.

Faye, Alice. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved September 30, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/101869.

"Faye, Alice." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 30 September 2020.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/101869

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