Fay Okell Bainter Edit Profile
Student Girls Collegiate Institute, 1904-1907.
In 1910, she was a traveling stage actress. She made her first appearance on stage in 1908 in The County Chairman at Morosco's Theater in Burbank, California and her Broadway debut was in the role as Celine Marinter in The Rose of Panama (1912). She appeared in a number of successful plays in New York like East is West, The Willow Tree, and Dodsworth.
MGM persuaded her to try films and her movie debut was in This Side of Heaven (February 1934), the same year she appeared in Dodsworth on Broadway and in the film It Happened One Day (July 1934). In 1940 she played Mrs. Gibbs in the film production of the Thornton Wilder play Our Town.
In 1945 she played Melissa Frake in the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical State Fair. She was again nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her role in The Children's Hour (1961). Finally, in 1962, Fay appeared as a guest star on The Donna Reed Show.
She has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood.
Served as entertainer hospital tours. World World War World War II.
Married Reginald S. H. Venable, June 8, 1921.