Faye Dunaway

LOS ANGELES - NOVEMBER 11: Faye Dunaway at the United States Pre

Birth Name: Dorothy Faye Dunaway

Place of Birth: Bascom, Florida, U.S.

Date of Birth: January 14, 1941

Ethnicity: English, some Irish and Scottish, remote French Huguenot

Faye Dunaway is an American actress. She won the Academy Award for Best Actress for Network (1976).

Faye is the daughter of Grace April (Smith) and John MacDowell Dunaway, Jr. She has English, and some Irish and Scottish, ancestry, as well as a remote French Huguenot ancestor, Thomas Dupree, from the late 1600s.

Faye has a son with her former husband, British photographer Terry O’Neill.

Faye’s paternal grandfather was John McDowell/MacDowell Dunaway, Sr. (the son of Charles Mallory Dunaway and Martha/Mattie Rebecca McDowell). Charles was the son of John Burton Dunaway and Clarissa Boykin Mathis. Martha was the daughter of John McDowell and Sarah Ann Massey.

Faye’s paternal grandmother was Ruby Lee Rodgers (the daughter of Augustus/Augustis Eugene Rodgers and Mary “Mollie” Nancy Olive). Augustus was the son of Francis Marion Rodgers and Mary Elizabeth Baxter. Mary Nancy was the daughter of James Andrew Olive and Elizabeth Jane Harrison.

Faye’s maternal grandfather was Luther Simmion Smith (the son of Hiram Smith and Sarah Ann).

Faye’s maternal grandmother was Maggie Lena Fears (the daughter of William Marion Fears and Dicie/Dicey Ann/E. Webb). William was the son of John B. Fears and Nancy A. Burton.

Sources: Genealogies of Faye Dunaway – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Genealogy of Faye’s father (focusing on his father’s side) – http://itsallrelative.info

Photo by s_bukley/Bigstock.com

4 Responses

  1. neiltennant says:

    she was in two movies with JOHNNY DEPP

    and even they were both in the video for INTO THE GREAT WIDE OPEN where she played a clever manager who was rejected by the singer

  2. andrew says:

    She has a French Huguenot ancestor born c. 1675 in France, Thomas Dupree.


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