Frank Fay (born Francis Anthony Donner; November 17, 1891 – September 25, 1961) was an American vaudeville comedian (the first stand-up) and film and stage actor. For a time he was a well known and influential star, but he later fell into obscurity, in part because of his abrasive personality and fascist political views. He is considered an important pioneer in stand-up comedy. He played the role of "Elwood P. Dowd" in the Broadway play Harvey by the American playwright Mary Coyle Chase. He is best known as actress Barbara Stanwyck's first husband. Their troubled marriage is thought by some to be the basis of the 1937 film A Star Is Born, in which the previously unknown wife shoots to stardom while her husband's career goes into sharp decline. Fay was notorious for his bigotry and alcoholi

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  • فرانك فاى هو ممثل أمريكي، ولد في 17 نوفمبر 1891 بسان فرانسيسكو في الولايات المتحدة، وتوفي في 25 سبتمبر 1961 في الولايات المتحدة. (ar)
  • Frank Fay (born Francis Anthony Donner; November 17, 1891 – September 25, 1961) was an American vaudeville comedian (the first stand-up) and film and stage actor. For a time he was a well known and influential star, but he later fell into obscurity, in part because of his abrasive personality and fascist political views. He is considered an important pioneer in stand-up comedy. He played the role of "Elwood P. Dowd" in the Broadway play Harvey by the American playwright Mary Coyle Chase. He is best known as actress Barbara Stanwyck's first husband. Their troubled marriage is thought by some to be the basis of the 1937 film A Star Is Born, in which the previously unknown wife shoots to stardom while her husband's career goes into sharp decline. Fay was notorious for his bigotry and alcoholism, and according to the , "even when sober, he was dismissive and unpleasant, and he was disliked by most of his contemporaries". Although very talented, Fay offended most of the people he worked with because of his enormous ego. Former vaudevillian and radio star Fred Allen remarked, "The last time I saw him he was walking down Lover's Lane, holding his own hand." Actor Robert Wagner wrote that Fay was "...one of the most dreadful men in the history of show business. Fay was a drunk, an anti-Semite, and a wife-beater, and Barbara [Stanwyck] had had to endure all of that", while according to actor and comedian Milton Berle "Fay's friends could be counted on the missing arm of a one-armed man." Berle, who was Jewish, claimed to have once hit Fay in the face with a stage brace after Fay, on seeing Berle watching his act from offstage, called out, "Get that little Jew bastard out of the wings".. (en)
  • Frank Fay (17 de noviembre de 1891 – 25 de septiembre de 1961) fue un actor teatral y cinematográfico, además de comediante y animador, de nacionalidad estadounidense, conocido principalmente por interpretar a "Elwood P. Dowd", personaje de la obra de Harvey, la cual se representó en Broadway. (es)
  • Frank Fay est un acteur américain né le 17 novembre 1897 et décédé le 25 septembre 1961. (fr)
  • Frank Fay (San Francisco, Californië, 17 november 1891 - Santa Monica, Californië, 25 september 1961) was een Amerikaans komiek en filmacteur. Fay werd geboren als Francis Anthony Donner, maar hij nam de professionele naam Frank Fay aan omdat deze geschikter was voor zijn carrière op het toneel.Rond 1918 had Frank Fay veel succes als variétéartiest, waarbij hij grappen en komische verhalen vertelde op een losse manier die erg origineel was in die tijd. Gedurende de jaren '20 van de twintigste eeuw was Fay vaudeville's best betaalde artiest, met een inkomen van 17.500 dollar per week. Toen de geluidsfilm zijn intrede deed legde Warner Bros. Pictures de populairste toneelpersoonlijkheden van dat moment vast, waaronder Frank Fay. Op deze manier begon Fay aan zijn acteercarrière. Frank Fay heeft twee sterren op de Hollywood Walk of Fame. (nl)
  • Frank Fay, egentligen Francis Anthony Conner, född 17 november 1891, död 25 september 1961, var en amerikansk vaudevillstjärna och komisk skådespelare. Han anses vara en av föregångarna till den amerikanska ståuppkomiken. (sv)
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  • فرانك فاى هو ممثل أمريكي، ولد في 17 نوفمبر 1891 بسان فرانسيسكو في الولايات المتحدة، وتوفي في 25 سبتمبر 1961 في الولايات المتحدة. (ar)
  • Frank Fay (17 de noviembre de 1891 – 25 de septiembre de 1961) fue un actor teatral y cinematográfico, además de comediante y animador, de nacionalidad estadounidense, conocido principalmente por interpretar a "Elwood P. Dowd", personaje de la obra de Harvey, la cual se representó en Broadway. (es)
  • Frank Fay est un acteur américain né le 17 novembre 1897 et décédé le 25 septembre 1961. (fr)
  • Frank Fay, egentligen Francis Anthony Conner, född 17 november 1891, död 25 september 1961, var en amerikansk vaudevillstjärna och komisk skådespelare. Han anses vara en av föregångarna till den amerikanska ståuppkomiken. (sv)
  • Frank Fay (born Francis Anthony Donner; November 17, 1891 – September 25, 1961) was an American vaudeville comedian (the first stand-up) and film and stage actor. For a time he was a well known and influential star, but he later fell into obscurity, in part because of his abrasive personality and fascist political views. He is considered an important pioneer in stand-up comedy. He played the role of "Elwood P. Dowd" in the Broadway play Harvey by the American playwright Mary Coyle Chase. He is best known as actress Barbara Stanwyck's first husband. Their troubled marriage is thought by some to be the basis of the 1937 film A Star Is Born, in which the previously unknown wife shoots to stardom while her husband's career goes into sharp decline. Fay was notorious for his bigotry and alcoholi (en)
  • Frank Fay (San Francisco, Californië, 17 november 1891 - Santa Monica, Californië, 25 september 1961) was een Amerikaans komiek en filmacteur. Fay werd geboren als Francis Anthony Donner, maar hij nam de professionele naam Frank Fay aan omdat deze geschikter was voor zijn carrière op het toneel.Rond 1918 had Frank Fay veel succes als variétéartiest, waarbij hij grappen en komische verhalen vertelde op een losse manier die erg origineel was in die tijd. Gedurende de jaren '20 van de twintigste eeuw was Fay vaudeville's best betaalde artiest, met een inkomen van 17.500 dollar per week. (nl)
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