Fay Bainter

Fay Bainter

  • Born on
    • December 7th, 1891
  • Died on
    • April 16th, 1968
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

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Acting (25 Credits)

2014And the Oscar Goes to...
1988The Making of a Legend: Gone with the Wind as (archive footage)
1961The Children's Hour as Amelia Tilford
1953The President's Lady as Mrs. Donaldson
1948June Bride as Paula Winthrop
1947The Secret Life of Walter Mitty as Mrs. Mitty
1947Deep Valley as Ellie Saul
1946The Virginian as Mrs. Taylor
1946The Kid from Brooklyn as Mrs. E. Winthrop LeMoyne
1945State Fair as Melissa Frake
1944The Heavenly Body as Margaret Sibyll
1944Dark Waters as Aunt Emily
1943Presenting Lily Mars as Mrs. Thornway
1943Cry 'Havoc' as Captain Marsh
1943The Human Comedy as Mrs. Macauley
1942Woman of the Year as Ellen Whitcomb
1942Journey for Margaret as Trudy Strauss
1941Babes on Broadway as Miss Jones
1940Our Town as Mrs Gibbs
1940Young Tom Edison as Mrs. Samuel 'Nancy' Edison
1939Daughters Courageous as Nancy 'Nan' Masters
1938The Shining Hour as Hannah Linden
1938Jezebel as Aunt Belle Massey
1937Make Way for Tomorrow as Anita Cooper
1937Quality Street as Susan Throssel


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