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      Fay Bainter

      Fay Bainter

      Highest Rated: 100% Make Way for Tomorrow (1937)

      Lowest Rated: 60% The Kid From Brooklyn (1946)

      Birthday: Dec 7, 1891

      Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA

      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.

      Highest rated movies

      100% Make Way for Tomorrow
      96% Jezebel
      86% Our Town
      83% State Fair
      83% The Human Comedy
      83% Woman of the Year
      82% The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
      80% The Children's Hour


      DAUGHTERS COURAGEOUS, Priscilla Lane, Fay Bainter, 1939 THE ARKANSAS TRAVELER, from left: Faye Bainter, Bob Burns, 1938 THE WAR AGAINST MRS. HADLEY, Fay Bainter, in a gray crepe dinner suit by Robert Kalloch, 1943 SALUTE TO THE MARINES, from left, Fay Bainter, Wallace Beery, 1943 QUALITY STREET, Cora Witherspoon, Estelle Winwood, Florence Lake, Fay Bainter, 1937 CRY HAVOC, Fay Bainter, Frances Gifford, Fely Franquelli, Marsha Hunt, Ann Sothern, Joan Blondell, Margaret Sullavan, Ella Raines, Heather Angel, Gloria Grafton, Diana Lewis, Dorothy Morris, 1943 THE HUMAN COMEDY, Jack Jenkins, Fay Bainter, Donna Reed, Dorothy Morris, 1943 DAUGHTERS COURAGEOUS, Priscilla Lane, Gale Page, Fay Bainter, Rosemary Lane, Lola Lane, 1939 WHITE BANNERS, Claude Rains, Fay Bainter, 1938 JEZEBEL, from left: Henry O'Neill, Fay Bainter, Margaret Lindsay, Richard Cromwell, Donald Crisp, 1938 JEZEBEL, Fay Bainter, Bette Davis, 1938 MAKE WAY FOR TOMORROW, Barbara Read, Fay Bainter, 1937 SALUTE TO THE MARINES, from left: Wallace Beery, Fay Bainter, Marilyn Maxwell, William Lundigan, Donald Curtis, Keye Luke, 1943 THIS SIDE OF HEAVEN, Fay Bainter, Lionel Barrymore, 1934 THIS SIDE OF HEAVEN, Eddie Nugent, Mae Clarke, Fay Bainter, 1934 QUALITY STREET, Fay Bainter, 1937 QUALITY STREET, from left, Estelle Winwood, Fay Bainter, Katharine Hepburn, 1937 BABES ON BROADWAY, from left: Mickey Rooney, Fay Bainter, Judy Garland, 1941 THIS SIDE OF HEAVEN, (back) Tom Brown, Mary Carlisle, Mae Clarke, (front) Lionel Barrymore, Fay Bainter, 1934 STATE FAIR, Dick Haymes, Fay Bainter, Jeanne Crain, Charles Winninger, 1945, TM and Copyright (c) 20th Century-Fox Film Corp. All Rights Reserved



      80% 84% The Children's Hour Mrs. Amelia Tilford (Character) - 1961
      60% 50% The President's Lady Mrs. Donaldson (Character) - 1953
      No Score Yet 73% Close to My Heart Mrs. Morrow (Character) - 1951
      No Score Yet 56% June Bride Paula Winthrop (Character) - 1948
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Give My Regards to Broadway Fay Norwick (Character) - 1948
      No Score Yet 65% Deep Valley Ellie Saul (Character) - 1947
      82% 80% The Secret Life of Walter Mitty Mrs. Mitty (Character) - 1947
      No Score Yet 50% The Virginian Mrs. Taylor (Character) - 1946
      60% 69% The Kid From Brooklyn Mrs. E. Winthrop LeMoyne (Character) - 1946
      83% 78% State Fair Melissa Frake (Character) - 1945
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Three Is a Family Frances Whittaker (Character) - 1944
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Salute to the Marines Jennie Bailey (Character) - 1943
      83% 68% The Human Comedy Mrs. Macauley (Character) - 1943
      No Score Yet 60% Cry Havoc Captain Marsh (Character) - 1943
      No Score Yet 26% The Heavenly Body Margaret Sibyll (Character) - 1943
      No Score Yet 77% Presenting Lily Mars Mrs. Thornway (Character) - 1943
      83% 80% Woman of the Year Ellen Whitcomb (Character) - 1942
      No Score Yet 59% Journey for Margaret Trudy Strauss (Character) - 1942
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch Mrs. Elvira Wiggs (Character) - 1942
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Personalities Self - 1942
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The War Against Mrs. Hadley Stella Hadley (Character) - 1942
      No Score Yet 68% Babes on Broadway Miss "Jonesy" Jones (Character) - 1941
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Maryland Charlotte Danfield (Character) - 1940
      86% 46% Our Town Mrs. Gibbs (Character) - 1940
      No Score Yet 76% Young Tom Edison Nancy Edison (Character) - 1940
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Bill of Divorcement Margaret "Meg" Fairfield (Character) - 1940
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Daughters Courageous Nancy "Nan" Masters (Character) - 1939
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Yes, My Darling Daughter Annie Murray (Character) - 1939
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lady and the Mob Hattie Leonard (Character) - 1939
      96% 83% Jezebel Aunt Belle (Character) - 1938
      No Score Yet 40% The Shining Hour Hannah Linden (Character) - 1938
      No Score Yet 75% White Banners Hannah (Character) - 1938
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Arkansas Traveler Mrs. Martha Allen (Character) - 1938
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mother Carey's Chickens Mrs. Margaret Carey (Character) - 1938
      100% 92% Make Way for Tomorrow Anita Cooper (Character) - 1937
      67% 31% Quality Street Susan Throssel (Character) - 1937
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Soldier and the Lady Strogoff's Mother (Character) - 1937
      No Score Yet No Score Yet This Side of Heaven Francene Turner (Character) - 1934


      No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Hour Unknown (Character) 1965
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Kildare Unknown (Guest Star) 1963
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Thriller Unknown (Character) 1960
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Suspense Unknown (Character) 1953
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Studio One Unknown (Character) 1953