Phil Foster

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Phil Foster, born Arthur Cohen in Brooklyn, was best known to 1950s and early '60s audiences as a standup comic, and to television viewers of the 1970s as an actor, for his guest appearances on shows like The Odd Couple, and his portrayal of Frank DeFazio, the father of Laverne DeFazio (Penny Marshall) on Laverne and Shirley. He did make comedy records on occasion, before they were routine. ~ Bruce Eder

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