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Fay McKenzie Dead at 101

Ra'eesah Manack
Apr 23, 2019
11:50 A.M.

Fay McKenzie, who starred alongside Gene Autry in five Westerns and appeared in five films for director Blake Edwards, has died. She was 101-years-old.

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Hollywood Legend, Fay McKenzie, 101, died in her sleep on April 16 in Los Angeles. Her passing was announced by a relative, Brian Cooper.

The gorgeous actress had been married to tough-guy actor Steve Cochran in the 1940s. She later married screenwriter Tom Waldman.

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She was born in Hollywood on February 19, 1918 to actors Eva and Bob McKenzie. Her first movie appearance was in the arms of Gloria Swanson in the silent film Station Content (1918) when she was only 10 weeks old.

She attended school with legends like Ann Rutherford, Betty Grable, and Anne Jeffreys. McKenzie took small roles in such pictures as "Arizona Bad Man" and "Ride 'Em Cowboy."

McKenzie was married to Waldman from the late 1940s until his death in 1985. She is survived by her children Tom and Madora and two grandchildren.

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