Kay Francis

Kay Francis
1905 - 1968

Kay Francis  American Actress


Kay Francis (January 13, 1905 – August 26, 1968) was an American stage and film actress. After a brief period on Broadway in the late 1920s, she moved to film and achieved her greatest success between 1930 and 1936, when she was the number one f...

Confirmed Relationships7
Longest Relationship3 yrs
Average Relationship Length1 yr
Rumored Relationships16
First Name Kay
Middle Name Edwina
Last Name Francis
Full Name at Birth Katherine Edwina Gibbs
Age 63 (age at death) years
Birthday 13th January, 1905
Birthplace Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Died 26th August, 1968
Place of Death New York, New York
Cause of Death Breast Cancer
Height 5' 9" (175 cm)
Build Slim
Eye Color Green
Hair Color Brown - Dark
Distinctive Feature She had a slight speech impediment
Zodiac Sign Capricorn
Sexuality Straight
Religion Roman Catholic
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
High School Cathedral School of Saint Mary (1920)
Occupation Text Actress
Occupation Actress
Claim to Fame Trouble in Paradise
Year(s) Active 1925–1948
Official Websites www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=10402978
Father Joseph Sprague Gibbs
Mother Katharine Clinton Franks
Friend Carole Landis, Lilyan Tashman, Miriam Hopkins, Jean Howard, Reginald Gardiner, Marsha Hunt, Clifton Webb, Ruth Chatterton, Jessica Barthelmess, Elsa Maxwell, Constance Bennett, Van Johnson, Douglas Fairbanks Jr, Grace Moore, Noel Coward, Kitty Miller, Red Skelton, Claudette Colbert, Cary Grant, Errol Flynn, Humphrey Bogart, James Cagney
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Kay Francis63 CapricornActress
Eric Barnekow44 Pisces
Fritz Lang85 SagittariusDirector
Delmer Daves73 LeoDirector
Walter Huston67 AriesActor
Kenneth MacKenna62 LeoActor
Richard Arlen76 VirgoActor
James Dwight Francis91 CapricornBusiness
Roger Pryor71 VirgoActor
Joseph Taylor80 CapricornComposer
Roland Young65 ScorpioActor
Herbert Marshall75 GeminiActor
William Gaston73 LibraPolitician
Maurice Chevalier83 VirgoActor
Carrington Clark-
Bill Kroger-
William "Big Bill" Gaston74 ScorpioSocialite
John Meehan64 TaurusScreenwriter
Katty Stewart-
Ed Davis63 Cancer
Ivan Goff89 AriesScreenwriter
Lee Tracy70 AriesActor
Joel Ashley81 AriesActor
Otto Preminger79 SagittariusDirector
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Lux Video Theatre1950 Alice TV Show
The Prudential Family Playhouse1950 Dorothy Hilton TV Show
Wife Wanted1946 Carole Raymond Movie
Divorce1945 Dianne Carter Movie
Allotment Wives1945 Sheila Seymour Movie
Four Jills in a Jeep1944 Kay Francis Movie
Always in My Heart1942 Marjorie Scott Movie
Between Us Girls1942 Christine 'Chris' Bishop Movie
Charley's Aunt1941 Donna Lucia d'Alvadorez Movie
Play Girl1941 Grace Herbert Movie
The Feminine Touch1941 Nellie Woods Movie
The Man Who Lost Himself1941 Adrienne Scott Movie
It's a Date1940 Georgia Drake Movie
Little Men1940 Jo Movie
When the Daltons Rode1940 Julie King Movie
In Name Only1939 Maida Walker Movie
King of the Underworld1939 Carol Nelson Movie
Women in the Wind1939 Janet Steele Movie
Comet Over Broadway1938 Eve Appleton Movie
My Bill1938 Mary Colbrook Movie
Secrets of an Actress1938 Fay Carter Movie
Women Are Like That1938 Claire Landin Movie
Breakdowns of 19381938 Lady Chase-Wayne, Claire Landin (First Lady, Women Are Like That outtakes) (uncredited) Short Film
Another Dawn1937 Julia Ashton Wister Movie
Confession1937 Vera Movie
First Lady1937 Lucy Chase Wayne Movie
Stolen Holiday1937 Nicole Picot Movie
The White Angel1936 Florence 'Flo' Nightingale Movie
Give Me Your Heart1936 Belinda Warren Movie
I Found Stella Parish1935 Stella Parish Movie
Living on Velvet1935 Amy Prentiss Movie
Stranded1935 Lynn Palmer Movie
The Goose and the Gander1935 Georgiana Movie
British Agent1934 Elena Moura Movie
Mandalay1934 Tanya Borodoff Movie
Wonder Bar1934 Liane Movie
Dr. Monica1934 Dr. Monica Movie
Storm at Daybreak1933 Irina Radovic Movie
I Loved a Woman1933 Laura McDonald Movie
Mary Stevens, M.D.1933 Mary Stevens Movie
The House on 56th Street1933 Peggy Martin Movie
The Keyhole1933 Anne Movie
Cynara1932 Clemency Warlock Movie
Jewel Robbery1932 Baroness Teri Movie
One Way Passage1932 Joan Ames Movie
Street of Women1932 Natalie 'Nat' Upton Movie
Trouble in Paradise1932 Madame Mariette Colet Movie
Man Wanted1932 Lois Ames Movie
Strangers in Love1932 Diana Merrow Movie
Girls About Town1931 Wanda Howard Movie
24 Hours1931 Fanny Towner Movie
Guilty Hands1931 Marjorie West Movie
Ladies' Man1931 Norma Page Movie
Scandal Sheet1931 Edith Flint Movie
The Vice Squad1931 Alice Morrison Movie
The False Madonna1931 Tina Movie
Transgression1931 Elsie Maury Movie
Behind the Make-Up1930 Kitty Parker Movie
Paramount on Parade1930 Carmen (Isadore the Toreador), Party Girl (Impulses) Movie
Passion Flower1930 Dulce Morado Movie
Raffles1930 Gwen Movie
Street of Chance1930 Alma Marsden Movie
A Notorious Affair1930 Countess Olga Balakireff Movie
For the Defense1930 Irene Manners Movie
Let's Go Native1930 Constance Cook Movie
The Virtuous Sin1930 Marya Ivanova Sablin Movie
Galas de la Paramount1930 Carmen - Epsiode 'The Toreador' Movie
The Cocoanuts1929 Penelope Movie
Dangerous Curves1929 Zara Flynn Movie
Gentlemen of the Press1929 Myra May (as Katherine Francis) Movie
Illusion1929 Zelda Paxton Movie
The Marriage Playground1929 Lady Wrench Movie
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wjerryzJan 13

Kay is one of the most beautiful and charming actresses in Hollywood. I love all her movies. She is BEAUTIFUL

Michele MaragniMay 23, 2009

Wanted Kay francis movies, VHS only! Would also like to join a Kay Francis Fan Club! Michele

michele maragniMay 23, 2009

Wanted- Kay Francis movies in VHS only!!!

ziegfeldgirl1941May 14, 2009

Thanks for the mentioning her biography! I have been interested in reading it but wasn`t sure if it was any good (as in accurate or well written). I love Kay Francis! I have watched most of the films TCM showed in September when she was Star of the Month. If you want a weepy, melodramtic, crisis filled or scandalous movie, Kay is your girl. Robert Osborne said that people loved watching her get into trouble and pull herself back up.

steveOct 22, 2008

I just today finished the wonderful biography called "I Can`t wait To Be Forgotten" about this beautiful,classy and very great star of the 30`s and 40`s. It`s great book and heartily recommended. There is no mention of Raft anywhere as far as a relationship goes so I suggest his name be taken down. He was the farthest thing in a man Miss Francis would look for.She was interested in "gentlemen" and Raft was far from that. For those who don`t know Kay was the biggest and highest paid star at Warner Brothers in the 30`s,deservedly so. What a gorgeous,talented and generous lady. They don`t make em like Kay anymore.e

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