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Fay Templeton

Fay Templeton was a beloved Broadway favorite for 50 years. Born into a theatrical family, she starred in burlesk, vaudeville and Broadway musicals. She began as a child performer, blossomed into a pretty ingenue of light operas, and ripened into a comic singer and was a mainstay of Weber & Fields Music Hall. She ended her career as the title character in Jerome Kern's musical, Roberta (which introduced Bob Hope). And through all the years, she enjoyed the unflagging devotion of her audiences as few other would.