Bryan Foy

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Bryan Foy
Bryan Foy performing as part of The Seven Little Foys in 1916
Born (1896-12-08)December 8, 1896
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died April 20, 1977(1977-04-20) (aged 80)
Los Angeles, United States
Resting place Calvary Cemetery, East Los Angeles
Occupation Film producer, film director
Years active 1923–1963
Parent(s) Eddie Foy, Sr.
Relatives Eddie Foy, Jr., brother

Bryan Foy (December 8, 1896 – April 20, 1977) was an American film producer and director. He produced 214 films between 1924 and 1963. He also directed 41 films between 1923 and 1934. He headed the B picture unit at Warner Bros. where he was known as "the keeper of the B's".[1]


He was born in Chicago, Illinois on December 8, 1896. He was the eldest son of the vaudeville star Eddie Foy and appeared with his father in the vaudeville act "Eddie Foy and The Seven Little Foys." The act broke up when Bryan Foy left to join the U.S. Army in World War I in 1918,[2] after which his remaining siblings continued performing with their father under the title, "Eddie Foy and the Younger Foys", through 1923, when their father retired.[3]

He was also a songwriter, and by 1916 had several published songs, including "My Honolulu Girl".[4]

He produced the 20th Century Fox war movie Guadalcanal Diary in 1943.

He died in Los Angeles from a heart attack on April 20, 1977. He was buried in Calvary Cemetery, East Los Angeles.[5]

Selected filmography[edit]


  1. ^ p. 430 Senn, Bryan Golden Horrors 1996 McFarland
  2. ^ "Stars of Vaudeville #130: Eddie Foy, the Seven Little Foys, and the Youngest Foy of All". Travalanche. Archived from the original on December 30, 2015. Retrieved December 29, 2015. 
  3. ^ Fields, Armond (1999). Eddie Foy: A Biography. McFarland. pp. 243–44. ISBN 0786443286. Retrieved December 29, 2015. 
  4. ^ "The Aspirations of the Foy Children". The Gazette Globe (Kansas City, Kansas). February 16, 1916. p. 3. Retrieved December 31, 2015 – via  open access publication – free to read
  5. ^ Bryan Foy at Find a Grave

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