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Fay Helm

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Biography

Bakersfield, California, USA
Hollywood exerted an early fascination for brunette Fay Helm. She had done some acting as a child in school plays and then at regional theatres. In 1934, Fay made her way from Bakersfield to Paramount Studios, where she was signed by (then) independent producer B.P. Schulberg. Unfortunately for her, she was regarded as a potential rival by Schulberg's mistress Sylvia Sidney and quickly mustered out. She subsequently acted in small roles at RKO and Warner Brothers, even securing a part in the classic Bette Davis melodrama Dark Victory (1939). Fay is now chiefly remembered as the bespectacled Mrs. Read more...

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Character: Mrs. Seth Gale

Abe Lincoln in Illinois 1940

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Character: Elsie Howard

The Flag of Humanity 1940

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Character: Miss Greenfield

Dancing on a Dime 1940

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Character: Leta Eldredge

Blossoms in the Dust 1941

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Character: Hannah Gordon

Hers to Hold 1943

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Character: Mrs. Mary Thomas

Honeymoon Lodge 1943

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Character: Lucy Meadows

Moonlight in Vermont 1943

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Character: Ann Terry

Phantom Lady 1944

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Character: The Manufacturer's Wife

Mademoiselle Fifi 1944

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Character: Madame Chopin

A Song to Remember 1945

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Character: Doreen Temple

The Falcon in San Francisco 1945

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Character: Helen, Ziggy's Neighbor

That Brennan Girl 1946

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