Faye DUNAWAY

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Actor

AmericanBorn Dorothy Faye DUNAWAY

American actress

Born on January 14, 1941 in Bascom, Florida , United States (80 years)

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Dunaway was born on January 14, 1941, in Bascom, Florida, the daughter of Grace April (née Smith; 1922–2004), a housewife, and John MacDowell Dunaway, Jr. (1920–1984), a career non-commissioned officer in the United States Army. She is of Scots-Irish, English, and German descent. She spent her childhood traveling throughout the United States and Europe.



Dunaway took dance classes, tap, piano and singing, graduated from Leon High School in Tallahassee, FL and then studied at Florida State University and University of Florida, and graduated from Boston University with a degree in theatre. She spent the summer before her senior year in a summer stock company at Harvard's Loeb Drama Center, where one of her co-players was Jane Alexander, the actress and future head of the National Endowment for the Arts. In 1962, at the age of 21, she took acting classes at the American National Theater and Academy. She was spotted by Lloyd Richards while performing in a production of The Crucible, and was recommended to director Elia Kazan, who was in search of young talent for his Lincoln Center Repertory Company.

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