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    • Alice had almost twice as many "Hit Parade" songs - 26 in total - featured in her movies as her other competitors, Doris Day (with 12), Judy Garland (with 13), and Betty Grable (with 12).

    • Alice had two daughters; Alice, born on May 19, 1942, and Phyllis Wanda, born by Caesarian section on April 26, 1944.

    • Alice appeared on the June 1941 cover of Song Hits Magazine.

    • Alice quit school at the age of 14 to become a chorus girl.

    • Alice released an album, "Alice Faye Sings Her Famous Movie Hits," to coincide with the release of State Fair (1962).

    • Alice appeared in two films with Shirley Temple, Since You Went Away and I'll Be Seeing You, both in 1944.

    • Alice published the self-help book "Growing Older, Staying Younger" in 1990.

    • Alice was made the Pfizer Pharmaceuticals Goodwill Ambassador from 1984 to 1991.

    • Alice and her husband Phil began co-hosting "The Fitch Bandwagon" radio show in 1946, and the show was renamed "The Phil Harris-Alice Faye Show" in 1948, running until 1954, on NBC.

    • Alice was good friends with Betty Grable until Betty's death.

    • Alice's first employer on radio was Rudy Vallee, on The Fleischmann Hour from 1932 to 1934.

    • Alice's marriage to Phil Harris was used by Jack Benny as a plotline on an episode of his show, which Phil was an employee of.

    • Alice had to turn down the role of Linda Mason in Holiday Inn (1942) after finding out she was pregnant. Mary Martin, the first choice for the film, also had to turn it down because she was pregnant as well.

    • Alice was to star in Down Argentine Way (1940) but fell ill and Betty Grable took her place.

    • Alice claimed she was 3 years older than her actual age when auditioning as a chorus girl in 1928.

    • Alice was married twice, to Tony Martin from 1937 to 1940, and to Phil Harris, from 1941 to his death in 1995.

    • Alice was so angered by producer Darryl F. Zanuck's editing of what she considered her best acting in Fallen Angel (1945), to accommodate more scenes with his then-girlfriend Linda Darnell, that she left both 20th Century Fox and Hollywood for 15 years.

    • Alice made 6 films with Don Ameche, including:

      In Old Chicago (1937)
      You Can't Have Eveything (1937)
      Alexander's Ragtime Band (1938)
      Hollywood Cavalcade (1939)
      Lillian Russell (1940)
      That Night In Rio (1941)

    • Alice was given the Golden Boot award in 1991.

    • Alice has a Motion Picture star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6922 Hollywood Boulevard.

    • Alice was 5 feet 5 inches tall.

  • Quotes

    • Alice Faye: Six films I made with Don Ameche and in every one of them my voice was deeper than the plot.