Fast Facts

  • Adopted his stage surname from Foster Avenue in Brooklyn. His Russian-immigrant parents had previously changed their name from Vishnodosky to Feldman.
  • Fervently supported the Brooklyn Dodgers, but never forgave the team for moving to Los Angeles. 
  • Honored with a plaque on the Celebrity Path at Brooklyn Botanic Garden. 
  • Joked that the only two steady jobs in his career were "Laverne & Shirley and World War II."


  • Michael Foster — Son
  • Daniel Foster — Son


  • Attended New Theater School, New York, NY


  • Birth Name: Fivel Feldman
  • Birth Place: New York, NY
  • Birthday: March 29, 1914, Aries
  • Died: July 8, 1985
  • Profession: Actor, Comedian

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