Kay Francis’ Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

January 13, 1905

Death Date

Aug 26, 1968

Age of Death

63 years

Cause of Death

Breast Cancer

Place of Death

New York, New York, United States


Movie Actress

The movie actress Kay Francis died at the age of 63. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

One of the highest-earning actresses of 1930s, she became known for her indulgent habits and her astounding lifestyle.

She started out in several bit parts in Hollywood, then got a contract with Paramount, possibly because of her affair with one of the studio’s directors.

By the time she signed with Warner Brothers, she already had a strong following of men who would go to her pictures just to see her wear backless dresses and hats hiding half her face.

She was born Katherine Edwina Gibbs in Oklahoma City. Her mother, Katherine Clinton, was also an actress.

She starred with George Brent in Secrets of an Actress.

How did Kay Francis die?

In 1966, Francis was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent a mastectomy, but the cancer had already spread. She died in 1968, aged 63.