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Fay McKenzie, Actress in 5 Western Movies with Gene Autry, Dies At Age 101

Updated On 24 Apr, 2019 Published On

Fay McKenzie, who appeared along with Gene Autry in five Westerns movies and appeared in five films directed by Blake Edwards, has died at the age of 101.

His relative Bryan Cooper confirmed his death to The Hollywood Reporter. Cooper told the outlet that the actress passed away in her sleep on April 16 in Los Angeles.

McKenzie was briefly married to actor Steve Cochran in the 1940s. She then tied the knot with screenwriter Tom Waldman, who worked for Blake's films High Time (1960), The Party (1968) and Trail of the Pink Panther (1982).

McKenzie played Alice Clutterbuck in The Party and appeared in Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961), Experiment in Terror (1962) and S.O.B. (1981).

McKenzie and Edwards were neighbors in Malibu. McKenzie appeared alongside Autry in at Republic Studios.

She performed duets with the legendary "Singing Cowboy" in Down Mexico Way, Sierra Sue, Home in Wyomin', Heart of the Rio Grande and Cowboy Serenade.

The actress was married to Tom Waldman from the late 1940s until he died in 1985. She is survived by her children, Tom and Madora, and two grandchildren.

Rest In Peace Fay McKenzie!

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