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Bainter, Fay

Elizabeth R. Nelson

in American National Biography Online

Published in print January 1999 |
Published online February 2000 | e-ISBN: 9780198606697 | DOI:

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Bainter, Fay (07 December 1893–16 April 1968), actress, was born in Los Angeles, the daughter of Charles Bainter, an inventor, and Mary Okell. Making her stage debut at the age of five in the Burbank Stock Company’s production of The Jewess, Bainter managed to squeeze in an education between rehearsals and performances of children’s roles in stock companies such as the Burbank, the Belasco, and the Grand Theater. She graduated from the Girls Collegiate School in Los Angeles....

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Subjects: Film

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