Frank Fay (I) (1891–1961)

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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), God's Gift to Women (1931) and The Matrimonial Bed (1930). 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 Master of Ceremonies
God's Gift to Women Toto Duryea
The Matrimonial Bed Leopold Trebel
A Fool's Advice Spencer Brown


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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
 1932 A Fool's Advice
Spencer Brown
 1931 Stout Hearts and Willing Hands (Short)
The Hero
 1931 God's Gift to Women
Toto Duryea
 1931 The Stolen Jools (Short)
Frank Fay
 1930 Bright Lights
Wally Dean
 1930 The Matrimonial Bed
Leopold Trebel
 1930 Under a Texas Moon
Don Carlos
 1929 Show of Shows
Master of Ceremonies
 1922 Wicklow Gold (Short)
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Stage: Conceived / appeared in (as "Performer') / wrote book for / wrote (w/Clarence Gaskill'l lyrics for "Frank Fay's Fables" on Broadway. Musical revue. Music by Clarence Gaskill. Musical Director: Gus Salzer. Conceived by Frank Fay. Choreographed by Kuy Kendall. Park Theatre: 6 Feb 1922-4 Mar 1922 (32 performances). Cast: Cecil ... See more »

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His stormy 7 year marriage to Barbara Stanwyck ended after a drunken brawl, during which he tossed his only child, their adopted son, Dion, into the swimming pool. Dion (born John Charles Greene, February 5, 1932, Los Angeles County, California - died May 17, 2006, Van Nuys, Los Angeles County, California) was adopted by the couple on December 5, 1932. See more »



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