DEAD: Fay McKenzie (aged 101)
Eunice Fay McKenzie (February 19, 1918 – April 16, 2019) better known professionally as Fay McKenzieand briefly billed as Fay Shannon was an American actress and singer who starred in silent films as a child, and then sound films as an adult, but perhaps she is best known for her leading roles opposite Gene Autry in the early 1940s in five features. She also appeared on Broadway, radio and television and she would appear in films until 1981.
DEATH: McKenzie was married twice. Her first marriage to the American actor Steve Cochran in Acapulco, Mexico, in January 1946, ended in divorce in 1948, although they had separated nine months into the marriage. Her parents’ disapproval of him was cited as one of the reasons. Her second marriage to the screenwriter Tom Waldman lasted from 1948 to his death on July 23, 1985. They had two children: the actor Tom Waldman Jr. and the writer Madora McKenzie. McKenzie is a Christian Scientist. She turned 100 on February 19, 2018. McKenzie passed away peacefully in her sleep on April 16, 2019. She was 101.