Jack Foley

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Birthday
12, 1891
Birthplace
New York City, NY
Death Date
Nov 9, 1967 (76)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
12, 1891
Birthplace
New York City, NY
Death Date
Nov 9, 1967 (76)

About

Sound designer who pioneered "Foley Art" or the creation and addition of live sound effects to a film's picture in post-production. Individuals who practice this trade were subsequently called Foley artists. 

Before Fame

He was raised in the Seagate neighborhood of Coney Island, New York and attended P.S. 158 alongside James CagneyArthur Murray and Bert Lahr.

Trivia

In order to recreate the sound of footsteps on film, he recorded his own paces. He estimated he walked over 5000 miles in his work at Universal Studios. 

Family Life

He had one daughter. 

Associated With

He met Cary Grant when the actor was still a stilt-walker in Coney Island.