Frank Fay


Birthday November 17, 1891

Birth Sign Scorpio

Birthplace California

DEATH DATE Sep 25, 1961 (69)

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Barbara Stanwyck's first husband who was also a successful vaudeville comedian. His risqué humor did not survive the conservative movement ushered in by the Great Depression.

Before Fame

He was making more than $17,000 a week playing vaudeville shows.


He has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and he originated the role of "Elwood P. Dowd" in the 1944 Broadway play Harvey by the American playwright Mary Coyle Chase.

Family Life

His marriage to Babara Stanwyck became strained when she started gaining popularity.

Associated With

His troubled marriage with Barbara Stanwyck might have been the inspiration for the film A Star is Born.