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Frank Fay (I) (1891–1961)


Frank Fay was born on November 17, 1891 in San Francisco, California, USA as Francis Anthony Donner. He was an actor, known for Nothing Sacred (1937), The Show of Shows (1929) and Stout Hearts and Willing Hands (1931). He was married to Barbara Stanwyck, Gladys Buchanan, Betty Kean and Frances White. He died on September 25, 1961 in Santa Monica, ... See full bio »

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Known For

Nothing Sacred
Nothing Sacred Master of Ceremonies
(1937)
The Show of Shows
The Show of Shows Master of Ceremonies
(1929)
A Fool's Advice
A Fool's Advice Spencer Brown
(1932)

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 1955 Screen Directors Playhouse (TV Series)
Father O'Dowd
- Tom and Jerry (1955) ... Father O'Dowd
 1951 Love Nest
Charles Kenneth 'Charley' Patterson
 1943 Spotlight Scandals
Frank Fay
 1940 They Knew What They Wanted
Father McKee
 1940 I Want a Divorce
Jefferson Anthony Gilman (Jeff)
 1937 Nothing Sacred
Master of Ceremonies
 1935 Stars Over Broadway
Announcer
 1932 A Fool's Advice
Spencer Brown
 1931 The Stolen Jools (Short)
Frank Fay
 1930 Bright Lights
Wally Dean
 1930 Under a Texas Moon
Don Carlos
 1929 The Show of Shows
Master of Ceremonies
 1922 Wicklow Gold (Short)
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Stage: Appeared in "Raymond Hitchcock's Pin Wheel" on Broadway. Musical revue. See more »

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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He was the first really successful stand up comedian and MC to work in nightclubs and in Vaudville. He did his act in top hat and tails(Sans clown makeup, costumes and pratfalls). He used wit and interaction with the other performers and the audiences to make his act unique. He was also responsible for discovering Comic/character actresses Patsy Kelly and Barbara Stanwyck (formerly Ruby Stevens) ... See more »

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