The sad news has officially been confirmed that a Hollywood icon has passed away. Fay McKenzie, the actress who starred alongside Gene Autry in five Westerns, has died.
The beloved actress was 101 years old at the age of her death. Her relative, Bryan Cooper, revealed that Fay died in her sleep.
McKenzie’s career started at an extremely young age. Born into a show business family, she reportedly made her screen debut at only 10-weeks-old.
Fay appeared in dozens of movies throughout her childhood and teen years. When she was 17, she appeared in her first Broadway show.
Though she acted in several shows and movies, Fay is best known for her Westerns where she starred alongside Gene Autry. She was in “Down Mexico Way,” “Sierra Sue,” “Home in Wyomin’” “Heart of the Rio Grande,” and “Cowboy Serenade.”
According to Broadway World, fans immediately loved Fay as soon as she got the starring role she deserved. Following that, she appeared in dozens of shows with several famous people including Frank Sinatra, Phil Silvers, and Desi Arnaz.
Some of Fay’s other noteworthy credits include “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” “The Party,” and “S.O.B.”
Below are some of the tributes from Fay's fans:
Prayers for Fay's family during this time! She lived a long life and had an extremely successful career! Please also be praying for the family of the film editor who just passed away after a 5-decade long career.