Fay Bainter dies of pneumonia in Los Angeles, 1968. She exuded a homespun kindness and wisdom in films like Our Town (1940), Babes on Broadway (1941) and Woman of the Year (1942). It was rare for her to play anyone rude, lazy and dumb, but she did it to great effect in The Children’s Hour (1961) as a dowager who swallows hook, line and sinker a damaging lie told by a snotty, horrid little girl. It would be her last Oscar nomination; her other two occurred in 1938: Best Actress for White Banners and Best Supporting Actress for Jezebel. She won the latter and lost the former to her Jezebel costar Bette Davis.