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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

Make Way for Tomorrow
Jezebel
Woman of the Year
Our Town
State Fair
The Human Comedy
The Children's Hour
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
78% 84% The Children's Hour Mrs. Amelia Tilford (Character) - 1961
60% 45% The President's Lady Mrs. Donaldson (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet 75% Close to My Heart Mrs. Morrow (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 55% June Bride Paula Winthrop (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet No Score Yet Give My Regards to Broadway Fay Norwick (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet 71% Deep Valley Ellie Saul (Character) - 1947
75% 80% The Secret Life of Walter Mitty Mrs. Mitty (Character) - 1947
60% 69% The Kid From Brooklyn Mrs. E. Winthrop LeMoyne (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet 48% The Virginian Mrs. Taylor (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
80% 69% The Human Comedy Mrs. Macauley (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cry Havoc Captain Marsh (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet 20% The Heavenly Body Margaret Sibyll (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet 77% Presenting Lily Mars Mrs. Thornway (Character) - 1943
89% 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 75% 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
No Score Yet 39% The Shining Hour Hannah Linden (Character) - 1938
95% 82% Jezebel Aunt Belle (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet 71% 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
67% 31% Quality Street Susan Throssel (Character) - 1937
100% 92% Make Way for Tomorrow Anita Cooper (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

TV

Credit
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