Fay Spain

Fay Spain

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Birthday: Oct 6, 1932

Birthplace: Phoenix, Arizona, USA

When Fay Spain was an aspiring actress, she was working in a tie shop, where she got to know an associate of the gossip columnist Walter Winchell. When he mentioned her in a column, she received a call from Columbia Pictures. They met with her, but did not offer her a contract, saying she wasn't pretty enough for Hollywood. Before long, she would prove them very wrong, going on to become renowned for her sexy roles as the trashy tease, temptress, and femme fatale in scores of films and TV roles. She had a tumultuous youth, which included becoming a young single mother after divorcing actor and screenwriter John Falvo, whom she had married at 16. Her big break came when film executive Sam Goldwyn spotted her in a television commercial. He originally cast her in the film "Shark Fighters," alongside Charlton Heston, but when Heston dropped out of the film, she was also dropped, for actress Karen Steele. After this false start, she began getting roles on television. In 1955, she made her first appearance on the program "Big Town," which centered on a city newspaper. From there she went on to appear on shows like "Perry Mason" (1958), "Dragnet" (1956), and "The Fugitive" (1965). She made her film debut as the star of the B-movie "Dragstrip Girl," which had guys racing cars for her heart. Her last film role came in 1974 with a small part in Francis Ford Coppola's Mafia epic "The Godfather: Part II."

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Filmography

Movies

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No Score Yet 40% Welcome to Hard Times Jessie (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Flight to Fury Destiny Cooper (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Gentle Rain Nancy Masters (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Thunder Island Helen Dodge (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet 12% Hercules and the Captive Women Queen Antinea of Atlantis (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet 0% The Beat Generation Francee Culloran (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet 59% Al Capone Maureen Flannery (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet 42% God's Little Acre Darlin' Jill (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Crooked Circle Carol Smith (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dragstrip Girl Louise Blake (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 33% Teenage Doll Helen (segment "Hel") (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Abductors Sue Ellen (Character) - 1957

TV

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No Score Yet No Score Yet Police Woman Mame Dorn (Guest Star) 1974-1975
No Score Yet 100% Night Gallery Unknown (Guest Star) 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mannix Mrs. Welch (Guest Star) 1972
No Score Yet 100% Hogan's Heroes Unknown (Guest Star) 1968-1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. Lila St. Clair (Guest Star) 1968
No Score Yet 100% Gunsmoke Mavis McCloud (Guest Star) 1957 1961 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Iron Horse Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Death Valley Days Martha "Calamity" Jane Canary (Character) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Spy Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Man Called Shenandoah Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fugitive Nora Keel (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Kildare Unknown (Guest Star) 1962 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Daniel Boone Unknown (Guest Star) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Laramie Gladys (Guest Star) 1960 1963
No Score Yet 100% Rawhide Unknown (Guest Star) 1959 1961-1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ben Casey Lisa Delman (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cain's Hundred Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Untouchables Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gunslinger Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Route 66 Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Deputy Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
No Score Yet 90% Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown (Character) 1959-1960
No Score Yet 100% Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Restless Gun Serena Love (Guest Star) 1958-1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet 77 Sunset Strip Audrey (Guest Star) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bat Masterson Julie Poe (Guest Star) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Perry Mason Charlotte Lynch (Guest Star) 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mike Hammer Unknown (Guest Star) 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sugarfoot Unknown (Guest Star) 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Have Gun -- Will Travel Unknown (Guest Star) 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Marshal Dillon Unknown (Guest Star) 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cheyenne Unknown (Guest Star) 1956