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Fay Spain (1933–1983)


She was your typical B-movie drive-in bad girl - sometimes blonde, sometimes brunette, always bodacious. A tease, a taunter and a temptress throughout most her career, Fay Spain was born in Phoenix, Arizona, in 1932. She headed to New York where she initially found summer stock work and a bit of television exposure. One of her earliest TV ... See full bio »

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 1977 The Godfather: A Novel for Television (TV Mini-Series)
Marcia Roth (uncredited)
 1974-1975 Police Woman (TV Series)
Nadine Hummel / Mame Dorn
- The Hit (1975) ... Nadine Hummel
- Flowers of Evil (1974) ... Mame Dorn
 1975 Caribe (TV Series)
Connie James
- Assault on the Calavera (1975) ... Connie James
 1974 Ironside (TV Series)
Alice Schmidt
- Class of '40 (1974) ... Alice Schmidt
 1972 Night Gallery (TV Series)
Molly Mitchell
- Rare Objects (1972) ... Molly Mitchell
 1967-1972 Mannix (TV Series)
Mrs. Welch / Gladys
- Cry Silence (1972) ... Mrs. Welch
- Catalogue of Sins (1967) ... Gladys
 1971 Medical Center (TV Series)
Linda
- The Nowhere Child (1971) ... Linda
 1971 The Todd Killings
Mrs. Mack
 1971 The Man and the City (TV Series)
Lois Niles
- I Should Have Let Him Die (1971) ... Lois Niles
 1970 The Naked Zoo
Pauline
 1968-1969 Hogan's Heroes (TV Series)
Carla / Myra
- How to Catch a Papa Bear (1968) ... Myra
 1969 My Friend Tony (TV Series)
- Kidnap (1969)
 1968 Gomer Pyle: USMC (TV Series)
Lila St. Clair
- Gomer and the Queen of Burlesque (1968) ... Lila St. Clair
 1957-1967 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Willy / Bessie Lee / Mavis McCloud
- Wonder (1967) ... Willy
- A Man a Day (1961) ... Bessie Lee
- Mavis McCloud (1957) ... Mavis McCloud
 1967 Iron Horse (TV Series)
Marian
- Six Hours to Sky High (1967) ... Marian
 1967 Welcome to Hard Times
Jessie
 1966 The Rat Patrol (TV Series)
Fay
- The Gun Runner Raid (1966) ... Fay
 1966 I Spy (TV Series)
Vanessa
- It's All Done with Mirrors (1966) ... Vanessa
 1966 The Gentle Rain
Nancy Masters
 1966 A Man Called Shenandoah (TV Series)
Millie Turner
- The Accused (1966) ... Millie Turner
 1965 The Fugitive (TV Series)
Nora Keel
- Three Cheers for Little Boy Blue (1965) ... Nora Keel
 1962-1964 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Emily Buchanan / Sally Winters
- Catch a Crooked Mouse (1964) ... Emily Buchanan
- The Roaring Boy-O (1962) ... Sally Winters
 1964 Daniel Boone (TV Series)
Kathleen O'Hannrahan
- The Sisters O'Hannrahan (1964) ... Kathleen O'Hannrahan
 1964 Flight to Fury
Destiny Cooper
 1964 Channing (TV Series)
Phyllis
- Swing for the Moon (1964) ... Phyllis
 1963 The Greatest Show on Earth (TV Series)
Alicia
- The Hanging Man (1963) ... Alicia
 1963 Thunder Island
Helen Dodge
 1963 Stoney Burke (TV Series)
Libby Ferris
- Cat's Eyes (1963) ... Libby Ferris
 1963 Going My Way (TV Series)
Helen Bancroft
- The Slasher (1963) ... Helen Bancroft
 1960-1963 Laramie (TV Series)
Gladys / Fran Ericson / Gloria Patterson
- Vengeance (1963) ... Gladys
- No Second Chance (1960) ... Fran Ericson
- Duel at Alta Mesa (1960) ... Gloria Patterson
 1959-1962 Rawhide (TV Series)
Lissa Hobson / Barbara Fraser / Winoka
- Incident of the Lost Woman (1962) ... Lissa Hobson
- Incident in the Middle of Nowhere (1961) ... Barbara Fraser
- Incident of the Valley in Shadow (1959) ... Winoka
 1962 Black Gold
Julie
 1962 Tales of Wells Fargo (TV Series)
Marie Jarnier
- The Angry Sky (1962) ... Marie Jarnier
 1960-1962 Hawaiian Eye (TV Series)
Barbara Mason / Honey Shaw
- Payoff (1962) ... Barbara Mason
- Birthday Boy (1960) ... Honey Shaw
 1962 Ben Casey (TV Series)
Lisa Delman
- Odyssey of a Proud Suitcase (1962) ... Lisa Delman
 1962 Cain's Hundred (TV Series)
Enid Lazzo
- Murder by Proxy (1962) ... Enid Lazzo
 1961 The Untouchables (TV Series)
Julie Duvall
- Testimony of Evil (1961) ... Julie Duvall
 1959-1961 Adventures in Paradise (TV Series)
Julie / Amy
- Captain Butcher (1961) ... Julie
- Paradise Lost (1959) ... Amy
 1961 Gunslinger (TV Series)
Martha
- The Buried People (1961) ... Martha
 1957-1961 Maverick (TV Series)
Lana Cane / Angelica Garland / Stella Legendre / ...
- The Cactus Switch (1961) ... Lana Cane
- Bolt from the Blue (1960) ... Angelica Garland
- The Goose-Drownder (1959) ... Stella Legendre
- The Naked Gallows (1957) ... Ruth Overton
 1960 Route 66 (TV Series)
Paula Shay
- A Fury Slinging Flame (1960) ... Paula Shay
 1960 Riverboat (TV Series)
Laurie Rawlings
- Duel on the River (1960) ... Laurie Rawlings
 1960 The Deputy (TV Series)
Sally Tornado
- Sally Tornado (1960) ... Sally Tornado
 1960 Michael Shayne (TV Series)
Marge Jerome
- Call for Michael Shayne (1960) ... Marge Jerome
 1960 Naked City (TV Series)
Felice Reynolds
- A Succession of Heartbeats (1960) ... Felice Reynolds
 1960 Moment of Fear (TV Series)
- Fire by Night (1960)
 1959-1960 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Madeleine Hall / Leslie Lenox
- The Cuckoo Clock (1960) ... Madeleine Hall
- The Last Dark Step (1959) ... Leslie Lenox
 1960 The Alaskans (TV Series)
Ellen Hawley / Janice Collier
- The Bride Wore Black (1960) ... Ellen Hawley
- Peril at Caribou Crossing (1960) ... Janice Collier
 1960 Markham (TV Series)
Lucille Barrett
- Deadly Promise (1960) ... Lucille Barrett
 1960 The Detectives (TV Series)
Marcy Collins
- House Call (1960) ... Marcy Collins
 1959-1960 Wanted: Dead or Alive (TV Series)
Angela / Amy Williams
- Angela (1960) ... Angela
- The Matchmaker (1959) ... Amy Williams
 1959 Bonanza (TV Series)
Sue Ellen Terry
- The Sisters (1959) ... Sue Ellen Terry
 1959 Johnny Guitar (TV Movie)
Anna Carrick
 1959 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Anna Carrick
- Ballad to Die For (1959) ... Anna Carrick
 1959 The Beat Generation
Francee Culloran
 1958-1959 The Restless Gun (TV Series)
Serena Love / Helen Rockwood
- A Very Special Investigator (1959) ... Serena Love
- A Pressing Engagement (1958) ... Helen Rockwood
 1959 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series)
Audrey
- Abra-Cadaver (1959) ... Audrey
 1959 Al Capone
Maureen Flannery
 1959 Bat Masterson (TV Series)
Julie Poe
- The Tumbleweed Wagon (1959) ... Julie Poe
 1959 The Ten Commandments (TV Movie)
 1958 Pursuit (TV Series)
Andrea
- The Dark Cloud (1958) ... Andrea
 1958 The Texan (TV Series)
Ann Dowd
- The Easterner (1958) ... Ann Dowd
 1956-1958 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Annamay Paul / Crystal Vail
- A Town Has Turned to Dust (1958) ... Annamay Paul
- The Big Slide (1956) ... Crystal Vail
 1958 M Squad (TV Series)
Ruth Reardon
- Accusation (1958) ... Ruth Reardon
 1958 Tombstone Territory (TV Series)
Lisa Carew
- Pick up the Gun (1958) ... Lisa Carew
 1958 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Charlotte Lynch
- The Case of the Fiery Fingers (1958) ... Charlotte Lynch
 1958 The Millionaire (TV Series)
Aileen Evans
- The Tony Drummond Story (1958) ... Aileen Evans
 1958 Mike Hammer (TV Series)
Trina Greco
- A Grave Undertaking (1958) ... Trina Greco
 1958 The Court of Last Resort (TV Series)
Woman
- The Jacob Loveless Case (1958) ... Woman
 1958 Whirlybirds (TV Series)
Blonde
- Blind Victory (1958) ... Blonde
 1957 Sugarfoot (TV Series)
Susie Tatum
- Quicksilver (1957) ... Susie Tatum
 1957 The Crooked Circle
Carol Smith
 1957 Have Gun - Will Travel (TV Series)
Rena
- High Wire (1957) ... Rena
 1957 The Web (TV Series)
Sadie
- Dead Silence (1957) ... Sadie
 1957 Teenage Doll
Helen (segment "Hel")
 1957 The Abductors
Sue Ellen
 1957 The Brothers (TV Series)
Tracey
- The Crush (1957) ... Tracey
 1957 Wire Service (TV Series)
Peggy
- Chicago Exclusive (1957) ... Peggy
 1956 Dragnet (TV Series)
- The Big Beer (1956)
 1956 Conflict (TV Series)
Nancy Meadows
- The Magic Brew (1956) ... Nancy Meadows
 1956 Cheyenne (TV Series)
Susan Doonevan
- The Long Winter (1956) ... Susan Doonevan
 1955 Big Town (TV Series)
- Mental Health (1955)
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5' 4½" (1.64 m)
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Won a scholarship to the University of Washington at age 16, but, by the end of her freshman year, headed for New York to pursue acting. See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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