Fay Spain

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Born

10/6/1932 , Phoenix Arizona

Died

5/8/1983

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Female

Biography:

Destined to be known as the actress who always played the temptress or strong woman parts, Fay Spain had a prolific career in her short life.

Born in Arizona, Spain moved to New York and became involved in summer stock productions and minor television work, including being a "contestant" on Groucho Marx's You Bet Your Life.

By the 1950s, Hollywood had discovered the striking blond haired actress and she quickly became a regular in the B-Movie genre, with films including Drag Strip Girl, Teenage Doll, God's Little Acre, and The Beat Generation.

Television quickly took notice after Spain posed for some pin-up style "cheesecake" photos and cast her in prominent roles in hit shows of the day including Gunsmoke, Perry Mason, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Rawhide, Bonanza, The Fugitive, I Spy, and Police Woman.

Fay returned to film work in the mid to late 60s with her final role in the 1974 movie The Godfather: Part II before retiring. She passed away in 1983 from cancer at the age of 50.