Tom Foy (Tom Foy)

Tom Foy

Music Hall Performer. Born in Manchester, England he served an apprenticeship as a sign painter. Apparently bored, he joined a traveling circus as a scenery artist and clown. He made his first music hall appearance as a lightning cartoonist. His music hall career progressed to comedian to song and dance man. He was famous for his sketches ‘Tom Foy and his Donkey’ which included a live donkey, and the pantomime ‘Idle Jack,’ as well as Yorkshire dialect comedy, for which he became known as ‘The Yorkshire Lad’ despite his origins. He recorded about forty music hall staples on several record labels during his career. He collapsed on stage at Argyle, Birkenhead, England in July 1917. He died two weeks later at the age of 38. (bio by: Iola) Cause of death: Collapsed on stage.


  • January, 01, 1970


  • August, 08, 1917

Cause of Death

  • Collapsed on stage.


  • Brompton Cemetery
  • England

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