Kay Francis (Movie Actress) – Bio, Birthday, Family, Age & Born

Kay Francis

Katherine Edwina “Kay” Francis 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.

Born: Katherine Edwina Gibbs, January 13, 1905, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Territory, U.S.
Died: August 26, 1968, New York City, U.S.
Occupation: Actress
Years active: 1925–1951
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About Kay Francis

One of the highest-earning actresses of 1930s, she became known for her indulgent habits and her astounding lifestyle.

Before Fame

She started out in several bit parts in Hollywood, then got a contract with Paramount, possibly because of her affair with one of the studio’s directors.


By the time she signed with Warner Brothers, she already had a strong following of men who would go to her pictures just to see her wear backless dresses and hats hiding half her face.

Family Life

She was born Katherine Edwina Gibbs in Oklahoma City. Her mother, Katherine Clinton, was also an actress.


She starred with George Brent in Secrets of an Actress.

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Latest information about Kay Francis updated on August 25, 2020.

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