Jack Foley Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Akinwalere Olaleye
Jan 31, 2024 By Akinwalere Olaleye
Originally Published on Jun 04, 2022
Edited by Charlene Flanagana
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About Jack Foley

Jack Foley was born in the United States, on April 12, 1891, in Yorkville, New York.

Jack Foley, however, was raised in Coney Island Seagate neighborhood. He was a sound designer by profession.

Along with his wife and one daughter, Foley moved to Bishop, California, in 1914 because he despised the climate in New York. Throughout World War I, Foley served the American Defense Society in Bishop, ensuring that the Los Angeles water supply was not compromised. He also served at a hardware store in Bishop. Foley became interested in the theater and wrote a few plays. He also contributed to the local newspaper by writing and drawing comics.

Jack Foley Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What was Jack Foley's net worth?

The net worth of the sound designer, Jack Foley, was never disclosed.

How much did Jack Foley earn per year?

The yearly earnings of the sound designer, Jack Foley, were not known.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall was Jack Foley?

The height of Jack Foley is still a mystery.

How old was Jack Foley?

Jack Foley was 76 years old before he passed away on November 9, 1967.

Childhood And Education

Both Irish immigrants, Margaret Donavon and Michael Foley, gave birth to the sound designer, Jack Foley. Foley grew up in the Coney Island Seagate neighborhood. His first work was as a port clerk in New York. Foley managed to meet the actor Cary Grant, a stilt walker at Coney Island, during that time. The stilt walker and actor Cary Grant were recognized for their dramatic roles. Foley enjoyed semi-pro baseball in the New York region, which piqued his appreciation for sports for his entire life.

Foley attended the same school as James Cagney, Arthur Murray, and Bert Lahr.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who was Jack Foley's partner?

The sound designer, Foley, wedded Beatrice Rehm. Foley was Catholic, while Rehm was Protestant, so they married discreetly. The couple gave birth to one daughter, whose name is unknown.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For...

The sound designer, Foley, spearheaded a public relations drive to attract the film industry to Bishop to boost the regional economy, which was a success. Foley explored locations for film production and began working for Universal Studios. In Universal Studios, his work ranged from stuntman to silent film director.

Sound was initiated into pictures by several production companies in the latter half of the '20s. Foley became engaged in this new part of the film industry, working with sound effects where he recorded for films including 'The Phantom of the Opera' (1925), 'The Jazz Singer' (1927), and 'Tarzan the Tiger' (1929), in which he gave the first Tarzan cry. Foley worked for nearly three decades and recorded Foley sounds for films like 'Dracula' (1931) and 'Spartacus' (1960). The first movie in which he added music was 'The Jazz Singer'.

What awards did Jack Foley win?

Foley's work was recognized with prizes, including the Golden Reel Award. Foley was also awarded by the Motion Picture Sound Editors Society when he retired in the '60s.

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Jack Foley Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

Birth Name

Jack Donovan Foley

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Sound Designer


Margaret Donavon, Michael Foley
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Written by Akinwalere Olaleye

Bachelor of Arts specializing in English Literature

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Akinwalere OlaleyeBachelor of Arts specializing in English Literature

As a highly motivated, detail-oriented, and energetic individual, Olaleye's expertise lies in administrative and management operations. With extensive knowledge as an Editor and Communications Analyst, Olaleye excels in editing, writing, and media relations. Her commitment to upholding professional ethics and driving organizational growth sets her apart. She has a bachelor's degree in English Literature from the University of Benin, Edo State. 

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