Kay Tramblay was born in Glasgow, Scotland and died in Stratford, Ontario. She developed her long career throughout the United Kingdom, Europe and North America. Her first professional appearance was with the George Balanchine Ballet in London, England. After World War II, she moved to Montreal and continued her acting career with the Montreal Repertory Theatre. She played theaters on both sides of the Atlantic, including the London Palladium, Theatre Royal Drury Lane, the Meadow Brooke Theatre. She received a Guthrie Award for her many contributions to the Stratford Festival.