Stage Actress

Fay Bainter

  • Dec 07, 1893 - Apr 16, 1968 (age 74)
  • 5' 5" (1.65 m)
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1968
Fay Bainter
PersonalApril 1968

Fay Bainter

Fay Bainter passed away.
1961
The Children's Hour
MovieDec 19, 1961

The Children's Hour

A troublemaking student at a girls' school accuses two …
A troublemaking student at a girls' school accuses two teachers of being lesbians.
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Best Supporting Actress
Nomination1961

Best Supporting Actress

Nominated for "The Children's Hour".
Academy Award
Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture
Nomination1961

Best Supporting Actress – Motion Pict…

Nominated for "The Children's Hour".
Golden Globe Award
1953
The President's Lady
MovieMay 21, 1953

The President's Lady

The story of president Andrew Jackson from his early …
The story of president Andrew Jackson from his early years, the film begins when he meets Rachel Donaldson Robards. The plot concentrates on the scandal concerning the legality of their marriage and how they overcame the difficulties.
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1951
Close to My Heart
MovieOct 1, 1951

Close to My Heart

Gene Tierney and Ray Milland play the Sheridans, a …
Gene Tierney and Ray Milland play the Sheridans, a married couple unable to have a biological child. They visit an adoption agency to make inquiries and start the ball rolling. Then, they learn of a child abandoned at a local police station. The loving and very lovely Midge (Tierney) is determined to adopt the young boy, no questions asked; Brad (Milland) insists on learning about the boy's heredity and his parentage. The Sheridans learn the boy's father may be a murderer. Will there be a baby for Midge? (The film is based on a novel by James R. Webb, entitled "A Baby for Midge.")
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1948
June Bride
MovieOct 29, 1948

June Bride

Foreign correspondent Carey Jackson is offered a job on …
Foreign correspondent Carey Jackson is offered a job on Home Life, a "women's" magazine; he accepts when he finds the editor is his old flame Linda Gilman. Verbal pyrotechnics fly between Carey and Linda as they go to Indiana to cover the Brinker family's "typical American wedding." But triangles lurk beneath the surface of the impending nuptials. Can Carey rescue a story (and his job) out of the wreckage? Can all the sundered hearts be re-united?
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Give My Regards to Broadway
MovieJun 8, 1948

Give My Regards to Broadway

The Norwick family has …
The Norwick family has had a successful run on the vaudeville circuit, but now some of the family wants out. Mom is ready to retire on the family's farm, and daughter June wants to quit now that she's engaged. That only leaves Dad and his son Bert, who are happy to work as a twosome. Soon Bert's love of baseball overtakes his show biz ambitions, especially after he's offered a major league contract to play. Now he has to figure out how to break the news to his dad.
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1947
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
MovieAug 4, 1947

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

A clumsy daydreamer gets …
A clumsy daydreamer gets caught up in a sinister conspiracy.
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Deep Valley
MovieJul 30, 1947

Deep Valley

A farm girl falls in-love with a chain-gang convict …
A farm girl falls in-love with a chain-gang convict working at a nearby highway construction site and sets-out to help him when he escapes.
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1946
The Virginian
MovieApr 17, 1946

The Virginian

Arriving at Medicine Bow, eastern schoolteacher …
Arriving at Medicine Bow, eastern schoolteacher Molly Woods meets two cowboys, irresponsible Steve and the "Virginian," who gets off on the wrong foot with her. To add to his troubles, the Virginian finds that his old pal Steve is mixed up with black-hatted Trampas and his rustlers...then finds himself at the head of a posse after said rustlers; and Molly hates the violent side of frontier life.
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The Kid from Brooklyn
MovieMar 21, 1946

The Kid from Brooklyn

Shy milkman Burleigh …
Shy milkman Burleigh Sullivan accidentally knocks out drunken Speed McFarlane, a champion boxer who was flirting with Burleigh's sister. The newspapers get hold of the story and photographers even catch Burleigh knock out Speed again. Speed's crooked manager decides to turn Burleigh into a fighter. Burleigh doesn't realize that all of his opponents have been asked to take a dive. Thinking he really is a great fighter, Burleigh develops a swelled head which puts a crimp in his relationship with pretty nightclub singer Polly Pringle. He may finally get his comeuppance when he challenges Speed for the title.
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1945
State Fair
MovieAug 29, 1945

State Fair

Farm family Frake, with discontented daughter …
Farm family Frake, with discontented daughter Margy, head for the Iowa State Fair. On the first day, both Margy and brother Wayne meet attractive new flames; so does father's prize hog, Blue Boy. As the fair proceeds, so do the romances; must lovers separate when the fair closes?
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1944
Three Is a Family
MovieNov 23, 1944

Three Is a Family

Ruggles isn't providing enough money to have his family …
Ruggles isn't providing enough money to have his family live well. His wife takes over and goes to work.
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Dark Waters
MovieNov 21, 1944

Dark Waters

Leslie Calvin, traumatized from being the only survivor of a …
Leslie Calvin, traumatized from being the only survivor of a torpedo attack on the ship she was traveling by, eagerly accepts her aunt and uncle's invitation to go live with them on a nice quiet estate. But when she arrives at the train station, no one is there to meet her and she is unable to ignore the feeling that something is terribly off. Is she slowly going mad or is there something darker going on?
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The Heavenly Body
MovieMar 23, 1944

The Heavenly Body

The beautiful wife of a tweedy astronomer becomes …
The beautiful wife of a tweedy astronomer becomes convinced that her astrologer's prediction of a new dream man in her life will come true.
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1943
Cry 'Havoc'
MovieNov 23, 1943

Cry 'Havoc'

The Army nurses on Bataan need help badly, but when …
The Army nurses on Bataan need help badly, but when it arrives, it sure isn't what they expected. A motley crew, including a Southern belle, a waitress, and a stripper, show up. Many conflicts arise among these women who are thrown together in what is a desperate and ultimately hopeless situation.
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Salute to the Marines
MovieAug 2, 1943

Salute to the Marines

Wallace Beery stars in this …
Wallace Beery stars in this patriotic World War II drama about a tough retired Marine who is caught in the middle of the Philippines campaign, experiencing action, heroics, and tragedy. Gruff Sergeant Bailey has never actually been in combat, but when the Japanese invade, the untested leader finally sees battle, ironically as a civilian in charge of organizing the citizens' withdrawal.
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Presenting Lily Mars
MovieApr 29, 1943

Presenting Lily Mars

Talented small-town girl Lily Mars hounds producer …
Talented small-town girl Lily Mars hounds producer John Thornway for a part in his new play, but he doesn't want anything to do with stage-struck amateurs. But when Lily follows him to New York, he gets to know her better and his opinion of her changes for the better. Then, when the leading lady of the play walks out, Lily gets her big break on Broadway.
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The Human Comedy
MovieMar 2, 1943

The Human Comedy

Teenager Homer Macauley stays at home in small …
Teenager Homer Macauley stays at home in small-town Ithaca to support his family while his older brother Marcus prepares to go to war.
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1942
Journey for Margaret
MovieDec 1, 1942

Journey for Margaret

1940. For the better part of the war thus far, New York …
1940. For the better part of the war thus far, New York news correspondent John Davis and his wife Nora Davis have been in the hot spots of western Europe, including Rotterdam and much of France, which has just fallen to the Nazis. The war has taken a toll on John professionally, as he has closed himself off emotionally in his writing solely to be able to cope. They have decided to move to London where they consider a safer place to start their family, but still within the war zone for John to do his work. A tragic event results in Nora too closing herself off from the war happening around them, she and John who ultimately decide to move back to Connecticut. With Nora having left and John having one more story left to write, things change when that story deeply effects John. That story is about Riswick Children's House run by caring Trudy Strauss, it which takes in children displaced by the war, especially those that have faced some sort of trauma. He especially connects with two children, Margaret and Peter who each has a different history which brought them to Riswick. In that care for the two of them, John may have to make the most difficult decision in his life concerning both their futures with the enemy bombs a constant occurrence now in London.
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Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch
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MovieOct 1, 1942

Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch

In the shanty town called …
In the shanty town called the Cabbage Patch, Mrs. Wiggs scrabbles for survival with her brood of children and hopes for the return of her husband, who left many years before.
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The War Against Mrs. Hadley
MovieSep 23, 1942

The War Against Mrs. Hadley

A Washington official …
A Washington official courts a society matron who is trying to ignore the effects of World War II.
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Mister Gardenia Jones
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MovieMay 29, 1942

Mister Gardenia Jones

In a typical American …
In a typical American household on a quiet Sunday morning, we meet John and Emmy Jones. Their son John Junior, whom they call Deany and whose friends call Gardenia, is an army lieutenant. He's engaged to their neighbor Joann. We find out how he got his nicknames and that he's stationed in Hawaii at Hickam Field. It's December 7, 1941. How did he get there? We see him enlist months before December 7, then he's stationed in a little town with nothing to do. Emmy worries that her son's boredom will bring bitterness about his service, so she and others form the USO. Back in Hawaii, Jones pilots a plane, engaging Japan's air force.
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Woman of the Year
MovieFeb 1, 1942

Woman of the Year

Rival reporters Sam and Tess fall in love and get …
Rival reporters Sam and Tess fall in love and get married, only to find their relationship strained when Sam comes to resent Tess' hectic lifestyle.
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1941
Babes on Broadway
MovieDec 31, 1941

Babes on Broadway

Tommy Williams desperately wants to get to Broadway, …
Tommy Williams desperately wants to get to Broadway, but as he is only singing in a spaghetti house for tips he is a long way off. He meets Penny Morris, herself no mean singer, and through her gets the idea to promote a show to send orphaned children on a country holiday. But he is only using the kids to get on himself, which Penny soon realises. With his romance off, an engagement in Philadelphia he can't get to, and, indeed, war in Europe, life can be difficult.
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1940
Maryland
MovieJul 12, 1940

Maryland

A woman tormented by the hunting death of her …
A woman tormented by the hunting death of her husband forbids her son to have anything to do with horses. But when he falls for the daughter of his father's trainer, he defies his mother by entering the Maryland Hunt.
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A Bill of Divorcement
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MovieMay 30, 1940

A Bill of Divorcement

Margaret Fairfield, whose …
Margaret Fairfield, whose husband Hilary has been in an insane asylum for twenty years, divorces him so she can remarry. But then Hilary, who was thought incurable, recovers and returns home. His return spells disaster for all concerned.
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Our Town
MovieMay 24, 1940

Our Town

Change comes slowly to a small New Hampshire town in …
Change comes slowly to a small New Hampshire town in the early 20th century. People grow up, get married, live, and die. Milk and the newspaper get delivered every morning, and nobody locks their front doors.
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Young Tom Edison
MovieFeb 10, 1940

Young Tom Edison

Inventor Thomas Edison's boyhood is chronicled and …
Inventor Thomas Edison's boyhood is chronicled and shows him as a lad whose early inventions and scientific experiments usually end up causing disastrous results. As a result, the towns ...
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1939
Our Neighbors - The Carters
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MovieNov 24, 1939

Our Neighbors - The Carters

The Carter family falls on …
The Carter family falls on hard times when Doc Carter loses his drugstore and has to settle for working in a factory. Their friend Bill Hastings offers to take in one of the Carter children in order to ease the burden.
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Daughters Courageous
MovieJun 23, 1939

Daughters Courageous

Nan Masters, a single mother living with her four …
Nan Masters, a single mother living with her four marriageable daughters, plans to marry Sam Sloane, businessman. Out of the blue her 1st husband Jim returns after deserting the family 20 years earlier. The worldly wanderer Jim gets a cool family reception at first but his warm personality gradually wins the affections of his four daughters. In fact, youngest daughter Buff, who has her eye on a maverick of her own in Gabriel Lopez, is pleased when Jim grants his stamp of approval on her relationship. Buff plans to elope with Gabriel on her mother's wedding day, but 'unpredictable' is Gabriel's middle name.
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The Lady and the Mob
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MovieApr 3, 1939

The Lady and the Mob

Society-woman Hattie Leonard organizes her own band of …
Society-woman Hattie Leonard organizes her own band of 'gang-busters' when she discovers a garment she sent to the dry-cleaners had been taxed twenty-five-cents to pay for gang 'protection.' She sends to New York City for a reformed gangster she had befriended, Frankie O'Fallon, and he hires the manpower needed from the usual Columbia hoods. Her gang hi-jacks the racketeers, recovers the merchant's money and returns it to them. Lila Thorne, engaged to Hattie' son, Fred, throws in with her future mother-in-law when she sees the old lady is fighting for the American principle of freedom of choice...and action. Lila frames the gang-leader, George Watson, and Hattie's big-city vigilantes kidnap him, and extract the information that the town-mayor, Johnny "J.J." Jones, is the brains behind the protection-gang and is getting the big cut of the money. But Hattie still has to rob a bank before she can secure the evidence needed to convict the mayor. All in a day's work for a crusading society dame.
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Yes, My Darling Daughter
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MovieFeb 25, 1939

Yes, My Darling Daughter

Ellen is a free spirited …
Ellen is a free spirited young woman in love with Doug. Sadly he must leave America for a two year job in Belgium. Ellen and Doug decide to spend their last weekend together in a tourist cabin at a rural lake. Her family is shocked that a young unmarried woman would engage in such amoral activity. The comic plot develops as Ellen argues her case for women's freedom and independence, trying to win over her mother, grandmother, and other dubious relatives.
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1938
The Shining Hour
MovieNov 18, 1938

The Shining Hour

A nightclub dancer marries into society and has to contend …
A nightclub dancer marries into society and has to contend with her jealous sister-in-law.
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The Arkansas Traveler
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MovieOct 14, 1938

The Arkansas Traveler

A folksy drifter (Bob Burns) …
A folksy drifter (Bob Burns) helps an old friend's widow (Fay Bainter) and daughter (Jean Parker) save their newspaper.
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Mother Carey's Chickens
MovieJul 29, 1938

Mother Carey's Chickens

An 1890s widow has two …
An 1890s widow has two daughters and two sons. The daughters fall in love with the same gentleman.
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Jezebel
MovieMar 10, 1938

Jezebel

In 1850s Louisiana, a free-spirited Southern belle …
In 1850s Louisiana, a free-spirited Southern belle loses her fiancé due to her stubborn vanity and pride, and vows to win him back.
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White Banners
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MovieJan 28, 1938

White Banners

A homeless woman named Hannah drifts into the lives …
A homeless woman named Hannah drifts into the lives of the kindly Ward family, in a small Indiana town in 1919. Hannah makes herself useful as a cook and housekeeper and stays with the Wards... but her real interest is in meeting their neighbor, teenager Peter Trimble. It turns out that Peter is the son she bore out of wedlock and gave up for adoption, and now Hannah has returned to town to see what sort of young man her son has become.
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Best Supporting Actress
Award1938

Best Supporting Actress

Won award for "Jezebel".
Academy Award
Best Supporting Actress
Nomination1938

Best Supporting Actress

Nominated for "Jezebel".
Academy Award
Best Actress
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Nomination1938

Best Actress

Nominated for "White Banners".
Academy Award
1937
Make Way for Tomorrow
MovieApr 30, 1937

Make Way for Tomorrow

At a family reunion, the …
At a family reunion, the Cooper clan find that their parents' home is being foreclosed. "Temporarily," Ma moves in with son George's family, Pa with daughter Cora. But the parents are like sand in the gears of their middle-aged children's well regulated households. Can the old folks take matters into their own hands?
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The Soldier and the Lady
MovieApr 9, 1937

The Soldier and the Lady

A Russian courier …
A Russian courier struggles to deliver a message to the troops fighting Tartar invaders.
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Quality Street
MovieMar 26, 1937

Quality Street

It's 1805 England, specifically on Quality Street, where a …
It's 1805 England, specifically on Quality Street, where a gentleman passerby is an event, not only for the lady being called upon, but also for the ever watching nosy female neighbors. Based on recent events, twenty year old Phoebe Throssel believes that a proposal of marriage from Dr. Valentine Brown is imminent. However, what Dr. Brown has come to tell Phoebe is that he has enlisted in the army to fight in the Napoleonic Wars, with no mention of any romantic feeling for her from his side. Fast forward ten years. Phoebe and her similarly older spinster sister Susan now run a school. The years and situation have not been kind to Phoebe, now thirty, drab and thus considered an unmarriable spinster. Upon Captain Brown's arrival back to Quality Street, he, by his immediate reaction to seeing Phoebe, too has noticed how Phoebe has changed from what he previously knew as a pretty young thing. Heartbroken, Phoebe, if only for herself, decides to regain some of her youth by paying attention to her appearance, which she has not done in quite some time. As Captain Brown does not recognize the remade Phoebe as the Phoebe he now knows, Patty, Phoebe and Susan's maid, makes an impromptu decision and introduces Phoebe as Livvie, Phoebe and Susan's visiting niece. Regardless of who she is, Captain Brown seems enthralled with "Livvie". However, Livvie catches the attention of many a young returning junior officer. Not going into the situation with a plan, Phoebe decides to continue to masquerade as Livvie, string along all the junior officers to make Captain Brown jealous leading to Captain Brown proposing marriage to her which she will rebuke as a ridiculous suggestion. However, Phoebe has to be able to pull of the scheme, which includes fooling the ever knowing spinster Willoughby sisters, Susan and Phoebe' closest friends. But an admission by Captain Brown to Livvie may make Phoebe change her plan of attack.
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1934
This Side of Heaven
MovieFeb 2, 1934

This Side of Heaven

A family man. (Lionel Barrymore) becomes innocently …
A family man. (Lionel Barrymore) becomes innocently involved in an embezzlement.
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1926
Richard Venable
Child1926

Richard Venable

Richard Venable born.
1921
Reginald Sidney Hugh Venable
MarriageJune 1921

Reginald Sidney Hugh Venable

Married Reginald Sidney Hugh Venable.
1893
Fay Bainter
BirthDecember 1893

Fay Bainter

Fay Bainter was born.
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