Kay Francis (January 13, 1905 – August 26, 1968) was an American stage and film actress. After a brief period on Broadway in the late 1920s, 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.
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Birth Place: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA on 1905-01-13
Known For: Acting
TOP FIVE ROLES YOU MAY HAVE MISSED
Unscrupulous women marry servicemen for their pay.
Release Date: 1945-11-08
Role: Sheila Seymour
The House on 56th Street
A beautiful chorine marries a handsome rich socialite, but her idyllic life ends when she visits a dying old beau and is charged when he commits suicide.
Release Date: 1933-12-23
Role: Peggy Martin Van Tyle / Peggy Stone
Vera Kowalska is put on trial for murdering concert pianist Michael Michailow. In court it is revealed that some years earlier Michael ruined Vera’s life.
Release Date: 1937-08-19
Role: Vera Kowalska
Hardworking magazine editor Lois is married to playboy Fred Ames. Her secretary abruptly quits just as salesman Tom Sheridan happens to come to her office to hawk his goods. Desperate for assistance, Lois impulsively hires Tom. While Fred continues his philandering ways, a romance blossoms between Tom and Lois. But Tom’s fiancée grows suspicious of his bond with Lois, and he decides to resign.
Release Date: 1932-04-23
Role: Lois Ames
Always in My Heart
A man is pardoned from prison and returns to Santa Rita, CA to be with his family, but discovers his children have been told he’s dead and his wife is in love with another man.
Release Date: 1942-03-14
Role: Marjorie Scott