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Fay Bainter

Fay Bainter

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1893-12-07 · Deathday: 1968-04-16 (74 years old) · Gender: Female · Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, USA

44 Movies · 11 TV shows

Biography

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.

Career

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 the same 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). 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 Los Angeles, California.

Personal Life

Fay Bainter and Reginald Venable married on June 8, 1921 in Riverside, California. The couple had one son, Reginald Venable Jr. (1926–1974), who became an actor. Bainter was the aunt of actress Dorothy Burgess. Reginald Venable was a United States Navy officer. The couple are interred at Arlington National Cemetery.

Early Life

She was born in Los Angeles, California, the daughter of Charles F. Bainter and Mary Okell. In 1910, she was a traveling stage actress. She made her first appearance on stage in 1908 in The County Chairman at Morosco's Theater in Burbank, California and her Broadway debut was in the role of Celine Marinter in The Rose of Panama (1912). She appeared in a number of successful plays in New York like East Is West, The Willow Tree, and Dodsworth. In 1926, she appeared with Walter Abel in a Broadway production of Channing Pollock's The Enemy.

Movies & TV shows

2014.

1 Movie

1988.

1 Movie

1983.

1 Movie

1963.

1 TV show

1962.

1 TV show

1961.

1 Movie · 1 TV show

1960.

1 TV show

1959.

1 TV show

1958.

1 TV show

1953.

1 Movie

1951.

1 Movie · 1 TV show

1950.

2 TV shows

1949.

1 TV show

1948.

2 Movies · 1 TV show

1947.

2 Movies

1946.

2 Movies

1945.

1 Movie

1944.

3 Movies

1943.

4 Movies

1942.

5 Movies

1941.

1 Movie

1940.

5 Movies

1939.

3 Movies

1938.

6 Movies

1937.

3 Movies

1934.

1 Movie
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