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Phil Foster Biography

Birth Name:
Fivel Feldman
Birth Place:
New York, New York, United States
Actor, comedian

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
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  • Daniel Foster -- Son
  • Michael Foster -- Son