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Jean Kent

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jean Kent (born 29 June 1921) is a British film actress. She signed to Gainsborough Pictures during the Second World War. Kent's first good role in Two Thousand Women (1944), playing a stripper who is interned by the Germans. She was a Pacific Islander in Bees in Paradise (1944) with Arthur Askey and was the ingenue in a Tommy Trinder musical Champagne Charlie (1944). The turning point in her career came when she was given a dramatic part in the Gainsborough melodrama film Fanny by Gaslight (1944). The movie established Kent as Gainsborough's backup to Margaret Lockwood. Kent played another sexually aggressive girl in Madonna of the Seven Moons (1945) with Calvert and Granger. It was a big hit. Rank borrowed her to support Rex Harrison in The Rake's Progress (1945). Kent continued to have success in films. Her favorite film was musical Trottie True (1949) where she played the lead. Kent's film appearances grew less frequent from the mid 1950s onward. She had support roles in The Prince and the Showgirl (1957) and Bonjour Tristesse (1958) and a good part in the horror film The Haunted Strangler (1959). She was in the comedy Please Turn Over (1959) and the thriller Beyond This Place (1959). She was one of several female stars in Bluebeard's Ten Honeymoons (1960) with George Sanders. Kent was married to Austrian actor Josef Ramart from 1946 until his death in 1989, aged 70. They met on the set of Caravan. Actor Stewart Granger was the best man at their wedding. They appeared together in the films Caravan and Trottie True. Kent made her last public appearance in June 2011, when she was honoured by the British Film Institute on her 90th birthday. Kent died in the West Suffolk Hospital, Bury St. Edmunds on 30 November 2013, following a fall at her home in Westhorpe. The coroner recorded a narrative verdict that Kent died from accidental injuries and that cardiac disease may have contributed to a fall. Description above from the Wikipedia article Jean Kent, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


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Born:
Jun 29, 1921 In London, England, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
41
First Appeared:
In the movie It's That Man Again 1943-03-22
Latest Project:
Movie The Making of a Legend: Gone with the Wind 1988-10-01
Known For
Poster of Lovejoy
Poster of United!
Poster of The Wednesday Play
Poster of The Loves Of Joanna Godden
Filmography
Movie The Making of a Legend: Gone with the Wind (archive footage) 1988-10-01
Series Lovejoy Unknown 1986-01-10
Movie Shout at the Devil Mrs. Smythe 1976-04-12
Series Thriller Unknown 1973-03-14
Series United! Unknown 1965-10-04
Series The Wednesday Play Unknown 1964-09-30
Series Sir Francis Drake 1961-11-12
Movie Bluebeard's 10 Honeymoons Julienne 1960-04-02
Movie Web of Evidence Louise Burt 1959-04-28
Series No Hiding Place Unknown 1959-09-16
Movie Please Turn Over Janet Halliday 1959-12-17
Movie Bonjour Tristesse Mrs. Helen Lombard 1958-01-15
Movie Grip of the Strangler Cora Seth 1958-05-11
Movie The Prince and the Showgirl Maisie Springfield 1957-06-13
Movie Shadow of Fear Florence Haddon 1954-01-01
Movie The Big Frame Louise Parker 1952-09-01
Movie The Browning Version Millie Crocker-Harris 1951-04-06
Movie The Reluctant Widow Helena 1950-05-01
Movie The Woman in Question Agnes / Madame Astra / Parrot (voice) 1950-10-03
Movie Her Favourite Husband Dorothy Pellegrini 1950-09-01
Movie Trottie True Trottie True 1949-09-29
Movie Good-Time Girl Gwen Rawlings 1948-04-28
Movie Bond Street Ricki Merritt 1948-05-12
Movie Sleeping Car To Trieste Valya 1948-10-06
Movie The Man Within Lucy 1947-05-19
Movie The Loves Of Joanna Godden Ellen Godden 1947-06-08
Movie Caravan Rosal 1946-06-03
Movie The Magic Bow Bianchi 1946-09-20
Movie Carnival Irene Dale 1946-12-02
Movie Madonna of the Seven Moons Vittoria 1945-01-22
Movie Waterloo Road Toni 1945-02-05
Movie The Wicked Lady Jackson's Doxy 1945-11-15
Movie The Rake's Progress Jill Duncan 1945-12-06
Movie Bees in Paradise Jani 1944-03-20
Movie Soldier, Sailor Cigarette Girl 1944-06-01
Movie Fanny by Gaslight Lucy Beckett 1944-05-08
Movie Champagne Charlie Dolly Bellwood 1944-08-25
Movie Two Thousand Women Bridie Johnson 1944-11-06
Movie It's That Man Again Kitty 1943-03-22
Movie Warn That Man Frances Lane 1943-07-13
Movie Miss London Ltd. The Encyclopedia Girl 1943-06-14