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Also Known As: Fay Okell Bainter Died: April 16, 1968
Born: December 7, 1891 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, USA Profession: actor

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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.

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.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 The Children's Hour (1961) Mrs. Amelia Tilford
2.
 The President's Lady (1953) Mrs. Donelson
3.
 Close to My Heart (1951) Mrs. Morrow
4.
 Give My Regards to Broadway (1948) Fay Norwick
5.
 June Bride (1948) Paula Winthrop
6.
 The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (1947) Mrs. [Eunice] Mitty
7.
 Deep Valley (1947) Mrs. Saul
8.
 The Kid from Brooklyn (1946) Mrs. E. Winthrop Le Moyne
9.
 The Virginian (1946) Mrs. Taylor
10.
 State Fair (1945) Melissa Frake
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1897:
Debut as stock actress at age 4 in "The Jewess"
1912:
New York stage debut in the musical,"The Rose of Panama"
1916:
Had notable stage success in "Arms and the Girl"
1934:
Film debut, "This Side of Heaven"
1944:
Essayed rare villainous role in "Dark Waters"
1957:
Toured with national company of "Long Day's Journey Into Night"
1962:
Last film, "The Children's Hour"
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husband:
Reginald Venable. Navy Lieutenant Commander. Married 42 years; died in 1964.

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son:
Richard Venable. Actor. Born in 1926; died in 1974.

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