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Kay Francis



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.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The Vice Squad
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet Wife Wanted (Shadow of Blackmail)
  • Producer
  • Carole Raymond
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 My Bill
  • Mary Colbrook
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 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
91% 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 Raffles
  • Gwen
1930
No Score Yet For the Defense
  • Irene Manners
1930
No Score Yet Street of Chance
  • Alma Marsden
1930
No Score Yet Paramount on Parade
  • Guest Star
1930
95% The Cocoanuts
  • Penelope
1929

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