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Christopher Crosby Farley
Birth: Feb. 15, 1964
Madison
Dane County
Wisconsin, USA
Death: Dec. 18, 1997
Chicago
Cook County
Illinois, USA

Comedian, Actor. Chris Farley was born on February 15, 1964. In his youth he was a class clown and at summer camp he was a very popular camp counselor. He attended Marquette University in Wisconsin and graduated with a degree in communications and theatre. Farley then worked briefly with his father, then began performing with the Ark Improv Theatre group studying under legendary director Del Close at the Improv Olympic Theatre. He then performed at Chicago's Second City Theatre through the late 1980's and created quite a buzz in Chicago with his wild antics which attracted Saturday Night Live producer Lorne Michaels. Michaels was so impressed he brought Farley to the cast of Saturday Night Live in 1990. On Saturday Night Live, Farley created uproarious characters such as an overzealous Chippendales dancer and motivational speaker Matt Foley. During his Saturday Night Live tenure, he was making brief appearances in movies such as Waynes World and Coneheads. In 1995, Farley left Saturday Night Live to pursue his movie career. He hit box office gold with movies such as Tommy Boy and Black Sheep. 
 
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  Thomas J. Farley (1936 - 1999)

Cause of death: Drug overdose, heart attack
 
Burial:
Resurrection Cemetery
Madison
Dane County
Wisconsin, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 43.06752, -89.43364
 
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Record added: Jan 01, 2001
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