Fay Bainter

Movie Actress

Birthday December 7, 1893

Birth Sign Sagittarius

Birthplace Los Angeles, CA

DEATH DATE Apr 16, 1968 (74)

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Award-winning actress who starred in MGM films like White Banners and The Children's Hour.

Before Fame

She spent the first half of her acting career on Broadway, where after some mixed success she became a star in productions of The Enemy, and Dodsworth.


Transitioning to Hollywood at age 41, she earned solid roles. In 1938, she earned Academy Award nominations for both Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress.

Family Life

She was born in Los Angeles, California.

Associated With

She supported Bette Davis, who won a Best Actress award for her role in the 1938 film Jezebel.