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Phil Foster -- (3/29/1913-7/8/1985). Actor/Performer. He portrayed Frank De Fazio on "Laverne & Shirley". He died of a Myocardial Infarction at age 72. His birthname was Fivel Feldman.

Phil Foster (1914 - 1985) Played Laverne's father, Frank DeFazio, on the TV series "Laverne & Shirley", appeared in the movie "Bang the Drum Slowly"

Phil Foster (1914 - 1985) Played Laverne's father, Frank DeFazio, on the TV series "Laverne & Shirley", appeared in the movie "Bang the Drum Slowly"

from Slate Magazine

"Contact's" Jodie Foster Narrates a Beautiful Video about Radio Astronomy

Phil Foster: Hey, zip your face! Taste: Zip my face? Are you serious? Whippit: Yeah, he said "zip your face" Taste: That's your best line? That's your best tough guy line? Phil Foster: You heard me. Zip your face. Taste: Why don't you just zip your vagina, Raymond Burr! Phil Foster: I have no idea how to respond to that! F you! Taste: F me? F you! Phil Foster: F YOU! Taste: F YOU, MAN! What are you doing here? Phil Foster: F YOU, mother-effer!

1976 cast photo from the television program Laverne and Shirley. Standing, from left: Carole Ita White (Rosie Greenbaum), Phil Foster (Frank DeFazio), Eddie Mekka (Carmine Ragusa), Betty Garrett (Edna Babish). Middle row, standing: Penny Marshall (Laverne DeFazio), Cindy Williams (Shirley Feeney). Seated : Michael McKean (Lenny), David Lander (Squiggy).

Phil Foster passed away on 7/8/85. Trivia: Phil ran a workshop for young actor-comedians called The Foster Children. Quote: "They have new, fresh ideas and I love helping them get started," he said. "The only thing I ask in return is that when these youngsters are established, they help others on their way." ‪#‎comedyshop‬ ‪#‎proclassictv‬ http://www.hulu.com/the-comedy-shop