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Emerson, Faye (1917–1983)

American socialite and actress. Name variations: Mrs. Elliott Roosevelt. Born July 8, 1917 in Elizabeth, Louisiana; died Mar 9, 1983, in Devya, Spain; m. William Wallace Crawford, 1938 (div. 1942); m. Elliott Roosevelt (son of Eleanor and Franklin D. Roosevelt), 1944 (div. 1950); m. Skitch Henderson (bandleader), 1951 (div. 1958); m. William Crawford; children: (1st m.) son.

Made Broadway debut in The Play's the Thing (1948), followed by Parisienne, Protective Custody, Back to Methuselah, Mary Stuart, and Elizabeth the Queen, among others; made film debut with Bad Men of Missouri (1941); other films include Destination Tokyo, Between Two Worlds, Secret Enemies, The Very Thought of You, Hollywood Canteen, Hotel Berlin and Guilty Bystander; launched her own talk show "Faye Emerson's Wonderful Town" (1949) and "The Faye Emerson Show" (1950); was such a popular personality in early tv that the name "Emerson" inspired the nickname for the Emmy Awards.

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