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Kay Francis

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Biography

pictured in 1931

Source: Wikipedia

Kay Francis (January 13, 1905 – August 26, 1968) was an American stage and film actress. After a brief period on Broadway in the late nineteen-twenties, she moved to film and achieved her greatest success between 1930 and 1936, when she was the number one female star at the Warner Brothers studio, and the highest-paid American film actress. Some of her film-related material and personal papers are available to scholars and researchers in the Wesleyan University Cinema Archives.

Fact file

  • Born: Katharine Edwina Gibbs January 13, 1905 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, U.S.
  • Died: August 26, 1968 (aged 63) New York City, New York, U.S.
  • Cause of death: breast cancer
  • Occupation: actress
  • Years active: 1925–1948
  • Spouse(s): James Dwight Francis (1922–1924; divorced) William Gaston (divorced) Kenneth MacKenna (1931–1933; divorced) Eric Barnekow (1939 – 19??; divorced) John Meehan (divorced)

Read more about Kay Francis at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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