The Theatre: Again, Foy

When President Andrew Johnson was facing impeachment charges after the Civil War, Eddie Foy started on his career as a professional entertainer, turning handsprings in Manhattan saloons and "passing the hat" for an outdoor fiddler. When French engineers ventured to dig the Panama Canal, Mr. Foy was shuffle-dancing and tumbling before miners in the mushroom towns of the Wild West. When Theodore Roosevelt called for Rough Riders, Eddie Foy was in bright lights, a symbol of spry clowning. By the time che Kaiser had started for Paris, "Eddie Foy and the Seven...

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