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Frank Fay

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Frank Fay

Source: whosdatedwho.com

Frank Fay (November 17, 1891 – September 25, 1961) was an American vaudeville comedian and film and stage actor. Highly successful in vaudeville, he originated the role of "Elwood P. Dowd" in the Broadway play Harvey by the American playwright Mary Coyle Chase. He is probably best known as actress Barbara Stanwyck's first husband. Their troubled marriage is thought by some to be the basis of the 1937 film A Star is Born, in which the previously unknown wife shoots to stardom while her husband's career goes into sharp decline. In January 1946, just months after Nazi Germany had been defeated, a rally of ten thousand white supremacists gathered at Madison Square Garden for a pro-Fascist event called "The Friends of Frank Fay."

Fact file

  • Born: Francis Anthony Donner November 17, 1891 San Francisco, California, U.S.
  • Died: September 25, 1961 (aged 69) Santa Monica, California, U.S.
  • Years active: 1918–1955
  • Spouse(s): Barbara Stanwyck (m. 1928–35) (divorced) Frances White (?-?) Lee Buchanan (?-?; divorced)

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