Fay Bainter

Fay Bainter
1893 - 1968

Fay Bainter  American Actress


Fay Bainter passed away on 16th Apr 1968 aged 74. Her last relationship was when Fay Bainter and Reginald Venable were married for 43 years before Reginald Venable died aged 73.


Fay Bainter was previously married to Reginald Venable (1920 - 1964).

Fay Bainter had a son named Richard, age 90.


Fay Bainter is a 74 year old American Actress. Born Fay Okell Bainter on 7th December, 1893 in Los Angeles California, she is famous for Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, for Jezebel (1938) in a career that spans 1910-1961. Her zodiac sign is Sagittarius.

Fay Bainter is a member of the following lists: Actresses from Los Angeles, California, 20th-century American actresses and American stage actresses.


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Longest Relationship44 yrs, 8 mths
Shortest Relationship44 yrs, 8 mths
Average Relationship Length44 yrs, 8 mths
First Name Fay
Middle Name Okell
Maiden Name Bainter
Full Name at Birth Fay Okell Bainter
Age 74 (age at death) years
Birthday 7th December, 1893
Birthplace Los Angeles California
Died 16th April, 1968
Place of Death Los Angeles, California
Cause of Death Pneumonia
Height 5' 5" (165 cm)
Build Slim
Hair Color Black
Distinctive Feature Wistful eyes
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
Occupation Text Actress
Occupation Actress
Claim to Fame Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, for Jezebel (1938)
Year(s) Active 1910-1961, 1910–1961
Official Websites www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=4788
Father Charles F. Bainter
Mother Mary Okell
Family Member Dorothy Burgess (niece)
Friend Robert Henri, Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland

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)

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Fay Bainter74 SagittariusActress
Reginald Venable73 ScorpioMilitary


RichardMale23rd July, 192690 years old


Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre1963Mrs. BenetTV Show
The Alfred Hitchcock Hour1962Mary CaulfieldTV Show
The Children's Hour1961Mrs. Amelia TilfordMovie
Dr. Kildare1961Sister MikeTV Show
Thriller1960Geraldine RedfernTV Show
Adventures in Paradise1959Sister JosephineTV Show
The Donna Reed Show1958Dr. Harriet RobeyTV Show
Matinee Theatre1955RuthTV Show
Damon Runyon Theater1955Emily GrundyTV Show
The Elgin Hour1954GrandmotherTV Show
The President's Lady1953Mrs. DonelsonMovie
Eye Witness1953NarratorTV Show
The Ford Television Theatre1952Mrs. Allison, Mrs. MenckinTV Show
Close to My Heart1951Mrs. MorrowMovie
Goodyear Playhouse1951TV Show
Schlitz Playhouse1951JennyTV Show
Armstrong Circle Theatre1950TV Show
Danger1950TV Show
Lux Video Theatre1950Innkeeper's WifeTV Show
Robert Montgomery Presents1950Bella FleaceTV Show
Pulitzer Prize Playhouse1950Sarah Yorke JacksonTV Show
The Web1950TV Show
Suspense1949Natalie MacLairdTV Show
Give My Regards to Broadway1948Fay NorwickMovie
June Bride1948Paula WinthropMovie
Studio One in Hollywood1948Mrs. MorganTV Show
The Chevrolet Tele-Theatre1948TV Show
The Ford Theatre Hour1948Olivia GrayneTV Show
Deep Valley1947Ellie SaulMovie
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty1947Mrs. Eunice MittyMovie
Kraft Theatre1947TV Show
The Kid from Brooklyn1946Mrs. E. Winthrop LeMoyneMovie
The Virginian1946Mrs. TaylorMovie
State Fair1945Melissa FrakeMovie
Dark Waters1944Aunt EmilyMovie
The Heavenly Body1944Margaret SibyllMovie
Three Is a Family1944Frances WhittakerMovie
Cry 'Havoc'1943Captain MarshMovie
Presenting Lily Mars1943Mrs. ThornwayMovie
Salute to the Marines1943Jennie BaileyMovie
The Human Comedy1943Mrs. MacauleyMovie
Journey for Margaret1942Trudy StraussMovie
Woman of the Year1942Ellen WhitcombMovie
The War Against Mrs. Hadley1942Stella HadleyMovie
Mister Gardenia Jones1942Emmy JonesShort Film
Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch1942Mrs. Elvira WiggsMovie
Babes on Broadway1941Miss JonesMovie
A Bill of Divorcement1940Margaret 'Meg' FairfieldMovie
Our Town1940Mrs. GibbsMovie
Young Tom Edison1940Mrs. Samuel 'Nancy' EdisonMovie
Maryland1940Charlotte DanfieldMovie
Daughters Courageous1939Nancy 'Nan' MastersMovie
The Lady and the Mob1939Hattie LeonardMovie
Yes, My Darling Daughter1939Ann MurrayMovie
Our Neighbors - The Carters1939Ellen CarterMovie
Jezebel1938Aunt BelleMovie
The Shining Hour1938Hannah LindenMovie
White Banners1938HannahMovie
Mother Carey's Chickens1938Mrs. Margaret CareyMovie
The Arkansas Traveler1938Mrs. Martha AllenMovie
Breakdowns of 19381938Hannah Parmalee (White Banners outtakes) (uncredited)Short Film
Make Way for Tomorrow1937Anita CooperMovie
Quality Street1937Susan ThrosselMovie
The Soldier and the Lady1937Strogoff's MotherMovie
This Side of Heaven1934Francene TurnerMovie
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