Who Won the 1939
Academy Awards Best Supporting Actress

Fay Bainter

("Jezebel")

1938 Academy Awards Best Supporting Actress Winner
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1939 Academy Awards Best Supporting Actress Winner Fay Bainter News

Barbara Cook on Life Before and After Sobriety

New York Times
Her role model for enunciating the words was Fay Bainter, playing Lady Macbeth on a vintage recording of “Macbeth,” opposite Orson Welles. Her still-definitive performance of “Glitter” has prompted many to suggest she might have had a career as an ...

1939 Academy Awards Best Supporting Actress Winner Fay Bainter News

Classic Hollywood: Bette Davis' character causes a scandal and Gregory Peck turns 100

Los Angeles Times
Fay Bainter also took home an Oscar for supporting actress. An opening notice in the newspaper described Davis' character as “a tempestuous Dixie Belle who achieves the name of the biblical character, 'Jezebel,' because she defies southern tradition.”.

1939 Academy Awards Best Supporting Actress Winner Fay Bainter News

9 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Leap Year

People Magazine
Happy Leap Day – and Leap Year, too, of course. And if you're one of the few who happen to be born on this day, happy birthday – finally! Leap Day is literally the rarest of dates on which anything can happen, but it's not without its merits and its ...



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As we talk about diversity at the Oscars, don't forget what Hattie McDaniel went through in 1940.

New Republic
As actress Fay Bainter said when she presented McDaniel with her award, the Academy's historic decision to break its color barrier “opens the doors of this room, moves back the walls, and enables us to embrace the whole of America.” But change wasn't ...

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