Eddie Foy III Feb. 10, 1935 Legendary Casting Director Eddie Foy III, dies at 83. Casting Director Eddie Foy III has died after a fall at his home in Denison, IA. He was 83. Foy, as his friends called him, was a Casting Director for over 42 years. He worked with Columbia Pictures/Screen Gems, 20th Century Fox and Dick Clark Productions. He was Director of Casting for ABC and Vice President of Casting for NBC. Some of his credits include Giget, The Donna Reed Show, I Dream of Jeannie, Charlie's Angels, The Poseidon Adventure, Mork and Mindy, The Monkees, Happy Days, Roots I and II, Shogun, Barney Miller, The Emmy Awards. He completed his career as a long standing independent Casting Director and Talent Executive for The Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon. His ability to discover talent for films, television and live entertainment was unsurpassed in the industry. His most recent honor was his unanimous selection by the Academy of Television Arts and Science, Archives Division, as the most influential casting director in TV the last 42 years and for his contributions to the Advancement of Television Casting. If he had not followed in the footsteps of his family's show business lineage, he would have, no doubt, been involved in the boxing world in some form. In his early years before his casting career, he was cut man for the Featherweight Champion of the World, Davey Moore, in 1959. His greatest childhood idol was fighter Billy Graham who he met and became lifelong friends with. He was on the board of The World Boxing Hall of Fame. Eddie Foy III was born in New York, NY on Feb. 10, 1935 to famed Broadway, TV and Film star Eddie Foy Jr. and his wife Anna Marie McKenny. His grandfather was Eddie Foy Sr. of the famed Vaudeville act, The Seven Little Foy's. He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Jan, his daughter and son-in-law Dina and Scott McMaster, his step-childen Tim and Laura Standley and his grandchildren Faith and Jeziah McMaster. A celebration of Eddie's life will be held on Saturday, November 10th at Corona Friends Church, 1220 W. Ontario Ave., Corona California from 1 3:00 p.m. Hollywood will be celebrating Eddie's life in Los Angeles next week. Both will be open to the public.

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