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Joey Faye (12 July 1909 – 26 April 1997) was a comedian and actor who was born Joseph Antony Palladino in New York City. He gained fame as a comic in vaudeville and claimed he created two of vaudeville's more renowned pieces of business, "Floogle Street" (a.k.a. "Susquehana Hat Company" ) and "Slowly I Turned". In addition to an active career in vaudeville and the legitimate theater, he appeared in many movies and TV shows.
Faye memorably playing second banana (the second-ranking comedian in a show) to Phil Silvers in two Broadway shows, High Button Shoes and Top Banana (he also appeared in the 1954 film. In a Broadway career that stretched between the late 1930s and the early Nineties, he appeared in 17 shows altogether, including Room Service (his Broadway debut), The Tender Trap (he also appeared in the 1955 movie adaptation), the 1965 revival of Guys and Dolls, and Neil Simon's musical Little Me.
Joey Faye died of a heart attack in Englewood, New Jersey on April 26, 1997. He was 87 years old. He appeared as a guest in many TV shows from 1949 thru 1984, includimg "Maude", "Jackie Gleason", "Car 54, Where Are You?", "Dr Kildare", "Joey Bishop", "Red Skelton", "Dobie Gillis", and "Perry Mason". He also appeared in a series of "Short Subject" films, Titled "Mack & Myer For Hire" (1963), about two bumbling plumbers, who rode around in a motorcycle with a sidecar, attempting repairs, but producing chaos. (def: "Short Sublect", a short film, using one reel of film, lasting 15 to 20 minutes, produced to run before the main feature, at movie theaters, along with cartoons, such as Bugs Bunny . There were many Short Subject series, including The 3 Stooges, Edgar Kennedy, and The Little Rascals/Our Gang Comedies. In later years, the shorts were released/syndicated for TV.