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Kay Francis (I) (1905–1968)

Kay Francis is possibly the biggest of the 'forgotten stars' from Hollywood's Golden Era, yet, for a while in the 1930s, she ranked as one of the most popular actresses, tagged the 'Queen of Warner Brothers', by 1935 earning a yearly salary of $115,000 (compared to Bette Davis with $18,000). The daughter of actress Katherine Clinton and ... See full bio »

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 1951 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
- Consider the Lillies (1951) ... Alice
 1950 The Prudential Family Playhouse (TV Series)
Dorothy Hilton
- Call It a Day (1950) ... Dorothy Hilton
 1945 Allotment Wives
Sheila Seymour
 1945 Divorce
Dianne Carter
 1944 Four Jills in a Jeep
Kay Francis
 1941 The Feminine Touch
Nellie Woods
 1941 The Man Who Lost Himself
Adrienne Scott
 1940 Little Men
 1940 When the Daltons Rode
Julie King
 1940 It's a Date
Georgia Drake
 1939 In Name Only
Maida Walker
 1939 Women in the Wind
Janet Steele
 1939 King of the Underworld
Carol Nelson
 1938 Secrets of an Actress
Fay Carter
 1938 Women Are Like That
Claire Landin
 1938 Breakdowns of 1938 (Short)
Lady Chase-Wayne / Claire Landin (First Lady / Women Are Like That outtakes) (uncredited)
 1937 First Lady
Lucy Chase Wayne
 1937 Confession
 1936 Give Me Your Heart
Belinda Warren
 1935 I Found Stella Parish
Stella Parish
 1935 The Goose and the Gander
 1935 Stranded
Lynn Palmer
 1934 Wonder Bar
 1934 Mandalay
Tanya Borodoff / Spot White / Marjorie Lang
 1933 The House on 56th Street
Peggy Martin
 1933 I Loved a Woman
Laura McDonald
 1933 The Keyhole
 1932 Cynara
Clemency Warlock
 1932 Jewel Robbery
Baroness Teri
 1932 Street of Women
Natalie 'Nat' Upton
 1932 Strangers in Love
Diana Merrow
 1931 The False Madonna
 1931 Girls About Town
Wanda Howard
 1931 24 Hours
Fanny Towner
 1931 The Vice Squad
Alice Morrison
 1931 Ladies' Man
Norma Page
 1931 Scandal Sheet
Edith Flint
 1930 Passion Flower
Dulce Morado
 1930 The Virtuous Sin
Marya Ivanova Sablin
 1930 Galas de la Paramount
Carmen - Epsiode 'The Toreador'
 1930 Let's Go Native
Constance Cook
 1930 Raffles
 1930 For the Defense
Irene Manners
 1930 A Notorious Affair
Countess Olga Balakireff
 1930 Paramount on Parade
Carmen (Isadore the Toreador) / Party Girl (Impulses)
 1930 Street of Chance
Alma Marsden
 1930 Behind the Make-Up
Kitty Parker
 1929 Illusion
Zelda Paxton
 1929 Dangerous Curves
Zara Flynn
 1929 Gentlemen of the Press
Myra May (as Katherine Francis)
 1929 The Cocoanuts
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Stage Play: State of the Union. Comedy. Written by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse. Scenic Design by Raymond Sovey. Directed by Bretaigne Windust. Hudson Theatre: 14 Nov 1945- 13 Sep 1947 (785 performances). Cast: Ralph Bellamy (as "Grant Matthews"), Ruth Hussey (as "Mary Matthews") [Broadway debut], Kay Johnson (as "Kay Thorndyke"), ... See more »

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3 Print Biographies | 7 Articles | 5 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Katherine Francis


5' 9" (1.75 m)

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A dog has kindliness in his heart and dignity in his demeanor. The finest qualities anyone can have.


Was one of the many stars labeled "box office poison" in an article published in The Hollywood Reporter in 1938. See more »

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