According to the Internet source given below, Fay Okell Bainter was an American film and stage actress born in Los Angeles, California.
A traveling stage actress, she debuted in The County Chairman
at Morosco's Theater in Burbank, California in 1908. Her first Broadway appearance was in the role of Celine Marinter in The Rose of Panama
In the 1930s she went on to become a successful film actress and by 1938 she became the first performer nominated in the same year for both the Academy Award for Best Actress for White Banners
and the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for Jezebel
Her final film was The Children's Hour
(1961) an was again nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her role.
She died in Los Angeles, California.
Of sheet music interest is her attribution in Chinese Lullaby
(1919) words & music by Robert Hood Bowers
, and published by G. Schirmer
||Biography by wikipedia.org.