~Kay Francis~

Born: January 13, 1905 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA
Died: August 26, 1968 in New York City, New York, USA
~Biography~
Born Katherine Gibbs, Kay Francis was a sophisticated brunette star with a lisp, deep voice, and
stylish wardrobe. The daughter of actress Katherine Clinton, she began acting onstage in 1925 after
schooling and a couple of jobs; she went on to summer stock and Broadway then in 1929 signed a
Hollywood contract. Francis began accepting virtually every role offered her, going for quantity
rather than quality in her screen work. Soon she became one of Hollywood's most glamorous and
highly-paid stars of the '30s, usually playing stylish, serious-faced heroines in romantic
melodramas and occasional comedies. Near the end of the '30s, her position at Warners was
gradually taken over by Bette Davis, and in the '40s she appeared mostly in "B"-movies. After
co-producing and starring in three films in 1945-46, she spent four years touring with stock
companies and then retired from show business. One of her four husbands was actor Kenneth
MacKenna.

Biography from AllMovie.com
~Silent Filmography~
The Marriage Playground (1929) .... Lady Wrench
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