Kay Francis

Highest Rated: 95% The Cocoanuts (1929)
Birthday: Jan 13, 1905
Birthplace: Not Available
Born Katherine Gibbs, Kay Francis was a sophisticated brunette star with a lisp, deep voice, and stylish wardrobe. The daughter of actress Katherine Clinton, she began acting onstage in 1925 after schooling and a couple of jobs; she went on to summer stock and Broadway then in 1929 signed a Hollywood contract. Francis began accepting virtually every role offered her, going for quantity rather than quality in her screen work. Soon she became one of Hollywood's most glamorous and highly-paid stars of the '30s, usually playing stylish, serious-faced heroines in romantic melodramas and occasional comedies. Near the end of the '30s, her position at Warners was gradually taken over by Bette Davis, and in the '40s she appeared mostly in "B"-movies. After co-producing and starring in three films in 1945-46, she spent four years touring with stock companies and then retired from show business. One of her four husbands was actor Kenneth MacKenna.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Wife Wanted (Shadow of Blackmail) Carole Raymond Producer 1946
No Score Yet Allotment Wives (Woman in the Case) Producer Sheila Seymour 1945
No Score Yet Four Jills in a Jeep Herself 1944
No Score Yet Always in My Heart Marjorie 'Mudge' Scott 1942
No Score Yet The Feminine Touch Nellie Woods 1941
No Score Yet Charley's Aunt Donna Lucia d'Alvadorez 1941
No Score Yet Play Girl Grace Herbert 1941
No Score Yet Little Men Jo March 1940
No Score Yet It's a Date Georgia Drake 1940
No Score Yet When the Daltons Rode Julie King 1940
No Score Yet In Name Only Maida Walker 1939
No Score Yet Women in the Wind Janet Steele 1939
No Score Yet King of the Underworld Dr. Carole Nelson 1939
No Score Yet Secrets of an Actress Fay Carter 1938
No Score Yet My Bill Mary Colbrook 1938
No Score Yet Women Are Like That Claire Landin 1938
No Score Yet First Lady Lady Chase-Wayne 1937
No Score Yet Another Dawn Julia Ashton Wister 1937
No Score Yet Stranded Lynn Palmer 1935
No Score Yet Living on Velvet Amy Prentiss 1935
No Score Yet I Found Stella Parish Stella Parish aka Elsa Jeffords 1935
No Score Yet British Agent Elena Moura 1934
No Score Yet Doctor Monica Dr. Monica Braden 1934
No Score Yet Mandalay Tanya Borisoff/Spot White 1934
No Score Yet Wonder Bar Liane Renaud 1934
No Score Yet I Loved a Woman Laura McDonald 1933
No Score Yet Storm at Daybreak Irina Dushan 1933
No Score Yet The Keyhole Anne Valee Brooks 1933
No Score Yet The House on 56th Street Peggy Martin Van Tyle / Peggy Stone 1933
No Score Yet Cynara Clemency Warlock 1932
92% Trouble in Paradise Mariette Colet 1932
No Score Yet One Way Passage Joan Ames 1932
No Score Yet Jewel Robbery Baroness Teri 1932
No Score Yet Street of Women Natalie Upton 1932
No Score Yet Man Wanted Actor 1932
No Score Yet The House That Shadows Built Actor 1932
No Score Yet Guilty Hands Marjorie West 1931
No Score Yet Ladies' Man Norma Page 1931
No Score Yet Scandal Sheet Edith Flint 1931
No Score Yet The Vice Squad Alice Morrison 1931
No Score Yet Raffles Gwen 1930
No Score Yet For the Defense Irene Manners 1930
No Score Yet A Notorious Affair Countess Olga Balakireff 1930
No Score Yet Street of Chance Alma Marsden 1930
No Score Yet Paramount on Parade Guest Star 1930
95% The Cocoanuts Penelope 1929