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Fay Okell Bainter (December 7, 1893 – April 16, 1968) was an American film and stage actress. She won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for Jezebel (1938) and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. MGM persuaded her to try films and her movie debut was in This Side of Heaven (February 1934), the same year she appeared in Dodsworth on Broadway and in the film It Happened One Day (July 1934). Bainter quickly achieved success, and in 1938 she became the first performer nominated in the same year for both the Academy Award for Best Actress, for White Banners (1938), and the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, for Jezebel (1938), winning for the latter. Since then, only nine other actors have won dual nominations in a single year. In 1940 she played Mrs. Gibbs in the film production of the Thornton Wilder play Our Town. In 1945 she played Melissa Frake in the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical State Fair. She was again nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her role in The Children's Hour (1961). Finally, in 1962, Fay appeared as a guest star on The Donna Reed Show.

She has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood. Description above from the Wikipedia article Fay Bainter, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Fay Okell Bainter (December 7, 1893 – April 16, 1968) was an American film and stage actress. She won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for Jezebel (1938) and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. MGM persuaded her to try films and her movie debut was in This Side of Heaven (February 1934), the same year she appeared in Dodsworth on Broadway and in the film It Happened One Day (July 1934). Bainter quickly achieved success, and in 1938 she became the first performer nominated in the same year for both the Academy Award for Best Actress, for White Banners (1938), and the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, for Jezebel (1938), winning for the latter. Since then, only nine other actors have won dual nominations in a single year. In 1940 she played Mrs. Gibbs in the film production of the Thornton Wilder play Our Town. In 1945 she played Melissa Frake in the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical State Fair. She was again nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her role in The Children's Hour (1961). Finally, in 1962, Fay appeared as a guest star on The Donna Reed Show.

She has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood. Description above from the Wikipedia article Fay Bainter, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 54

Birthday 1891-12-07

Day of Death 1968-04-16

Place of Birth Los Angeles, California, USA

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

1988 The Making of a Legend: Gone with the Wind as (archive footage)
1983 Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage as Herself (archive footage)
1963 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (1 episode)
1961 Dr. Kildare (1 episode)
1961 The Children's Hour as Mrs. Amelia Tilford
1960 Thriller (1 episode)
1959 Adventures in Paradise (1 episode)
1958 The Donna Reed Show (1 episode)
1955 Matinee Theater (1 episode)
1953 The President's Lady as Mrs. Donaldson
1951 Schlitz Playhouse of Stars (2 episodes)
1951 Close to My Heart as Mrs. Morrow
1950 Lux Video Theatre (6 episodes)
1950 Robert Montgomery Presents (3 episodes)
1949 Suspense (1 episode)
1948 Studio One (2 episodes)
1948 June Bride as Paula Winthrop
1948 Give My Regards to Broadway as Fay Norwick
1947 The Secret Life of Walter Mitty as Mrs. Mitty
1947 Deep Valley as Ellie Saul
1946 The Virginian as Mrs. Taylor
1946 The Kid from Brooklyn as Mrs. E. Winthrop LeMoyne
1945 State Fair as Melissa Frake
1944 Three Is a Family as Frances Whittaker
1944 Dark Waters as Aunt Emily
1944 The Heavenly Body as Margaret Sibyll
1943 Cry 'Havoc' as Captain Marsh
1943 Salute to the Marines as Jennie Bailey
1943 Presenting Lily Mars as Mrs. Thornway
1943 The Human Comedy as Mrs. Macauley
1942 Journey for Margaret as Trudy Strauss
1942 Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch as Mrs. Elvira Wiggs
1942 The War Against Mrs. Hadley as Stella Livingston Hadley
1942 Mister Gardenia Jones as Emmy Jones
1942 Woman of the Year as Ellen Whitcomb
1941 Babes on Broadway as Miss Jones
1940 Cavalcade of the Academy Awards as Herself
1940 Maryland as Charlotte Danfield
1940 A Bill of Divorcement as Margaret "Meg" Fairfield
1940 Our Town as Mrs Gibbs
1940 Young Tom Edison as Mrs. Samuel 'Nancy' Edison
1939 Daughters Courageous as Nancy 'Nan' Masters
1939 The Lady and the Mob as Hattie
1939 Yes, My Darling Daughter as Ann Murray
1938 The Shining Hour as Hannah Linden
1938 The Arkansas Traveler as Mrs. Martha Allen
1938 Mother Carey's Chickens as Mrs. Margaret Carey
1938 White Banners as Hannah
1938 Jezebel as Aunt Belle Massey
1938 Breakdowns of 1938 as Herself
1937 Make Way for Tomorrow as Anita Cooper
1937 The Soldier and the Lady as Strogoff's Mother
1937 Quality Street as Susan Throssel
1934 This Side of Heaven as Francene Turner

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