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Edward M. Favor

actor

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  • Birthday: 1856-08-29
  • Day of Death: 1936-01-10 ( 80 years old )
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  • Also Known As: Ed Favor / E.M. Favor
  • IMDB:nm0269426
  • From Wikipedia

    Edward Addison Favor (August 29, 1856 – January 10, 1936),

    who was billed as Edward M. Favor or Ed. M. Favor, was an American vaudeville

    comedian, singer, musical theatre performer and pioneer recording artist, who

    was one of the most popular stars of the late nineteenth and early twentieth

    centuries.

    He was born in New York, the son of Franklin Cushman Favor

    and his wife Lydia, née Lowe. Suggestions that the family name was originally LeFevre

    have been discounted.

    He began working in vaudeville as a light comedian in about

    1876, and in or before 1877 married Edith Sinclair (1857-1942), who had been a

    successful child actress. Billed as Favor and Sinclair, the couple worked

    together as a duo and in musical comedies. In 1887 they appeared together as

    members of the Edith Sinclair Comedy Company in A Box of Cash, in which he

    played an Irish-American character. Despite the popularity of his Irish character

    roles, there is no evidence that he had any Irish ancestry. In 1893 he and his

    wife appeared on Broadway in Edward E. Rice’s long-running burlesque 1492 Up To

    Date.

    He made one of his first recordings in 1893, of “The

    Commodore Song”, taken from his previous show, Ship Ahoy. Among his other

    early successes were “Say Au Revoir, But Not Goodbye” (North

    American, 1894), “Daisy Bell (Bicycle Built for Two)” (Edison, 1894),

    and “My Best Girl’s A New Yorker” (Columbia, 1895). By the late 1890s

    Favor recorded for most of the major recording companies, in between his

    vaudeville commitments. In 1899, he was one of the first to record on the

    Zonophone label, and in 1900 recorded for the first time for Victor Records. He

    continued to appear on stage and, in 1900, was described in Broadway magazine

    as “one of the best light comedians on the stage” and, with his wife,

    as “one of the big attractions in vaudeville.”

    He continued to make successful recordings for the next

    decade, sung in his “Irish-American piping tenor”.[3] These included

    comic numbers for Edison, Columbia and other companies, such as “Hamlet

    Was A Melancholy Dane”, “Who Threw The Overalls In Mrs. Murphy’s

    Chowder?” (1901), “On a Sunday Afternoon” (1902), “Bedelia

    (The Irish Coon Song Serenade)” (1903), “I Think I Hear A Woodpecker

    Knocking At My Family Tree”, and “Pocahontas” (1906). He also

    made recordings with his wife, Steve Porter, and the American Quartet.

    He made his final recordings for Victor in 1911, and for

    Edison in 1914 when he recorded “On The 7:28” and “Indoor

    Sports”.

    Favor continued to appear in theatrical shows through the

    1920s and into the early 1930s. In 1933 he appeared in the Broadway productions

    of John Ferguson and Merton of the Movies, and in 1934 in America – Very Early.

    He died at the age of 79 in Brooklyn in 1936.

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