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American actress

Fay McKenzie is ...

Born 19 Feb 1918 in Hollywood
Died 16 Apr 2019 in Los Angeles
Age101 years, 1 month
Fay McKenzie
Fay McKenzie
Actress Fay McKenzie publicity photo, c. 1940s

About Fay McKenzie

Eunice Fay McKenzie (February 19, 1918 – April 16, 2019), better known professionally as Fay McKenzie and briefly billed as Fay Shannon, was an American actress and singer. She starred in silent films as a child, and then sound films as an adult, but perhaps she is best known for her leading roles opposite Gene Autry in the early 1940s in five horse opera features. She was also known for her collaborations with director Blake Edwards on five occasions. She also appeared on Broadway, radio and television, having appeared on screen at 10 months old in 1918. She was still appearing on screen at the time of her death, with her latest project opposite her son Tom Waldman Jr. in the comedy Kill a Better Mousetrap, based on a play by Scott K. Ratner, filmed in the summer of 2018 and not yet released at the time of her death.


McKenzie died peacefully of natural causes in her sleep in Highland Park, Los Angeles on April 16, 2019. She was 101.