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Faye Dunaway

Faye DunawayAKA Dorothy Faye Dunaway

Born: 14-Jan-1941
Birthplace: Bascom, FL

Gender: Female
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Actor

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Network

Faye Dunaway weighed only four pounds at birth. Her father was a soldier, so the family moved often, and Dunaway spent much of her childhood in Germany. She studied drama in college, and mere days after graduating she landed her Broadway debut in the original run of A Man for All Seasons with Paul Scofield. After several small roles on television, she made her film debut in the hippie saga The Happening, and co-starred in the overwrought Hurry, Sundown. She then shot to stardom in her Oscar-nominated role as a Depression-era bank-robber in Bonnie and Clyde, opposite Warren Beatty.

She was Oscar-nominated again as the mysterious woman in Chinatown, and won the Best Actress statuette as a ruthless TV executive in Network. Among her many successes, such as Little Big Man and Three Days of the Condor, there have been cinematic flat notes as well. Dunaway's more embarrassing roles include the wand-waving would-be world dominatrix of Supergirl, the scheming Queen of France in The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc, and a deliciously demented turn as Joan Crawford in Mommie Dearest. After that unintentional comedy, Hollywood became chilly for Dunaway, and she spent several years in England. She continues to work in films, but almost exclusively in movies that receive scant attention.

Dunaway is widely considered a diva -- demanding and difficult to work with. Nicholson nicknamed her "Dread". She was fired from the lead in a 1994 stage production of Sunset Boulevard, when Andrew Lloyd Webber said she simply could not deliver the singing the part demanded. In response, Dunaway sued Webber for $6,000,000, but lost.

Father: John MacDowell Dunaway (Army officer, b. 9-Aug-1920, d. 6-Jun-1984)
Mother: Grace April Smith (b. Apr-1922, m. 11-Aug-1939, div. 1958)
Father: Jim Hartshorn (stepfather, b. 16-Sep-1933, m. Dunaway's mother in 1967)
Brother: MacDowell Dunaway ("Mac", lawyer, b. 1943)
Slept with: Lenny Bruce (comedian, 1963)
Boyfriend: Jerry Schatzberg (film director, b. 1927, dated 1966-68)
Boyfriend: Marcello Mastroianni (actor, dated 1968-70)
Boyfriend: Harris Yulin (actor, b. 1937, dated 1970-72)
Husband: Peter Wolf (musician, J. Geils Band, b. 7-Mar-1946, m. 7-Aug-1974, div. 1979)
Husband: Terry O'Neill (fashion photographer, b. 30-Jul-1938, dated 1979-83, m. 1983, div. 1987, one son)
Son: Liam O'Neill (actor, b. 1980, with O'Neill)

    High School: Leon High School, Tallahassee, FL (1958)
    University: Boston University (transferred to UF)
    University: BFA Theater, University of Florida (1962)

    Oscar for Best Actress 1977 for Network
    Golden Globe 1977 for Network
    Golden Globe 1985 for Ellis Island (miniseries)
    Emmy 1994 for Columbo: It's All In the Game
    Hollywood Walk of Fame 7021 Hollywood Blvd.
    Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for Women
    Risk Factors: Smoking

    TELEVISION
    It Had To Be You Laura Scofield (1993)

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    The Gene Generation (27-Sep-2007) · Josephine Hayden
    Cougar Club (19-May-2007)
    Pandemic (2-Jan-2007)
    Rain (20-Apr-2006)
    Cut Off (2006)
    Anonymous Rex (19-Nov-2004)
    Chronicle of the Raven (15-May-2004)
    Blind Horizon (2-Mar-2004) · Ms. K
    The Rules of Attraction (11-Oct-2002) · Mrs. Denton
    Changing Hearts (15-Apr-2002) · Betty Miller
    Festival in Cannes (3-Nov-2001) · Herself
    Running Mates (13-Aug-2000)
    The Yards (27-Apr-2000) · Kitty Olchin
    The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc (18-Oct-1999)
    The Thomas Crown Affair (27-Jul-1999) · Psychiatrist
    Gia (31-Jan-1998)
    The Twilight of the Golds (23-Mar-1997)
    Albino Alligator (17-Jan-1997) · Janet
    Rebecca (5-Jan-1997)
    The Chamber (14-Feb-1996) · Lee Bowen
    Dunston Checks In (12-Jan-1996) · Mrs. Dubrow
    Drunks (23-Aug-1995)
    Don Juan DeMarco (7-Apr-1995) · Marilyn Mickler
    The Temp (12-Feb-1993) · Charlene Towne
    Arizona Dream (6-Jan-1993) · Elaine
    Double Edge (30-Sep-1992)
    Scorchers (6-Sep-1991)
    The Two Jakes (10-Aug-1990) · Evelyn Mulwray [VOICE]
    The Handmaid's Tale (15-Feb-1990)
    Wait Until Spring, Bandini (6-Dec-1989)
    Cold Sassy Tree (16-Oct-1989)
    Burning Secret (22-Dec-1988) · Sonya
    Midnight Crossing (13-May-1988) · Helen Barton
    The Gamble (May-1988)
    Barfly (May-1987)
    Casanova (1-Mar-1987)
    Beverly Hills Madam (6-Apr-1986) · Lil Hutton
    Thirteen at Dinner (19-Sep-1985)
    Christopher Columbus (7-Mar-1985)
    Supergirl (10-Oct-1984)
    Ordeal by Innocence (1984)
    The Wicked Lady (12-Aug-1983)
    Mommie Dearest (16-Sep-1981) · Joan Crawford
    The First Deadly Sin (3-Oct-1980)
    The Champ (4-Apr-1979) · Annie
    Eyes of Laura Mars (2-Aug-1978)
    Voyage of the Damned (22-Dec-1976)
    Network (27-Nov-1976) · Diana Christensen
    The Disappearance of Aimee (17-Nov-1976)
    Three Days of the Condor (24-Sep-1975) · Kathy
    The Four Musketeers (25-Dec-1974) · Milady
    The Towering Inferno (10-Dec-1974) · Susan
    Chinatown (20-Jun-1974) · Evelyn Mulwray
    The Three Musketeers (11-Dec-1973) · Milady
    Oklahoma Crude (3-Jul-1973)
    Doc (1-Aug-1971)
    The Deadly Trap (9-Jun-1971)
    Puzzle of a Downfall Child (16-Dec-1970)
    Little Big Man (14-Dec-1970) · Mrs. Pendrake
    The Arrangement (18-Nov-1969) · Gwen
    The Extraordinary Seaman (1969)
    A Place for Lovers (19-Dec-1968)
    The Thomas Crown Affair (19-Jun-1968) · Vicki Anderson
    Bonnie and Clyde (13-Aug-1967) · Bonnie Parker
    The Happening (Mar-1967) · Sandy
    Hurry Sundown (6-Feb-1967)

Author of books:
Looking for Gatsby: My Life (1995)


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