How Kay Francis Died: Cause of Death, Age at Death, and More!

Kay Francis reached the respectable age of 63 years. Find out the cause of death and more exciting information regarding the death of this famous movie actress.

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?

Kay Francis' death was caused by Breast Cancer.

In 1966, Francis was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent a mastectomy, but the cancer had already spread. She died in 1968, aged 63.
Information about the death of Kay Francis
Cause of deathBreast Cancer
Age of death63 years
ProfessionMovie Actress
BirthdayJanuary 13, 1905
Death dateAugust 26, 1968
Place of deathNew York, New York, United States
Place of burialN/A