Fay Bainter

Actor
Broadway actress who made her screen debut in 1934 and, four years later, earned simultaneous Academy Award nominations for Best Supporting Actress ("Jezebel", for which she won) and Best Actress ("White Banners") ... Read more »
Born: 12/06/1891 in Los Angeles, California, USA

Filmography

other (32)

The Children's Hour 1961 (Movie)

Mrs Amelia Tilford (Actor)

The Doctor 1951 - 1953 (TV Show)

Actor

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty 1947 (Movie)

Mrs. Witty (Actor)

The Virginian 1946 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Kid From Brooklyn 1945 (Movie)

(Actor)

Cry Havoc 1944 (Movie)

(Actor)

The War Against Mrs. Hadley 1941 (Movie)

(Actor)

Woman of the Year 1941 (Movie)

Ellen Whitcomb (Actor)

Jezebel 1937 (Movie)

(Actor)

White Banners 1937 (Movie)

(Actor)

Quality Street 1936 (Movie)

(Actor)

Babes on Broadway (Movie)

Miss Jones (Actor)

Daughters Courageous (Movie)

Nan Masters (Actor)

Deep Valley (Movie)

Ellie Saul (Actor)

Give My Regards to Broadway (Movie)

Fay Norwick (Actor)

June Bride (Movie)

Paula Winthrop (Actor)

Love Crazy (Movie)

(Actor)

Make Way for Tomorrow (Movie)

Anita Cooper (Actor)

Maryland (Movie)

Charlotte Danfield (Actor)

Mother Carey's Chickens (Movie)

Mrs. Carey (Actor)

Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch (Movie)

Mrs. Elvira Wiggs (Actor)

Presenting Lily Mars (Movie)

Mrs. Thornway (Actor)

Salute to the Marines (Movie)

Jennie Bailey (Actor)

State Fair (Movie)

Meilissa Frake (Actor)

The Heavenly Body (Movie)

Margaret Sibyll (Actor)

The Human Comedy (Movie)

Mrs. Macauley (Actor)

The Lady and the Mob (Movie)

Hattie Leonard (Actor)

The President's Lady (Movie)

Mrs. Donelson (Actor)

The Shining Hour (Movie)

Hannah Linden (Actor)

This Side of Heaven (TV Show)

Actor

Yes, My Darling Daughter (Movie)

Ann Murray (Actor)

Young Tom Edison (Movie)

Mrs. Samuel Edison (Actor)

Biography

Broadway actress who made her screen debut in 1934 and, four years later, earned simultaneous Academy Award nominations for Best Supporting Actress ("Jezebel", for which she won) and Best Actress ("White Banners"). Often in matriarchal roles, Bainter was also acclaimed for "The Children's Hour" (1962), her last film. Mother of actor Richard Venable.

Relationships

Reginald Venable

Husband
married 42 years died in 1964

Richard Venable

Son
born in 1926 died in 1974

Milestones

1962

Last film, "The Children's Hour"

1957

Toured with national company of "Long Day's Journey Into Night"

1943

Essayed rare villainous role in "Dark Waters"

1934

Film debut, "This Side of Heaven"

1916

Had notable stage success in "Arms and the Girl"

1912

New York stage debut in the musical,"The Rose of Panama"

1897

Debut as stock actress at age 4 in "The Jewess"

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