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Kay Johnson

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Catherine Townsend "Kay" Johnson (November 29, 1904 – November 17, 1975) was an American stage and film actress. Johnson was signed to a contract with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer by Cecil B. DeMille following a performance of The Silver Cord at the Repertory Theater in Los Angeles, California. The play was produced by Simeon Gest of the Figueroa Playhouse. Her film debut came in Dynamite (1929), written by Jeanie Macpherson and featuring Charles Bickford and Conrad Nagel. Production was delayed while Johnson recovered from an appendectomy. She went on to appear in The Ship from Shanghai (1930), This Mad World (1930), Billy the Kid (1930), The Spoilers (1930) with Gary Cooper and Betty Compson, DeMille's Madam Satan (1930), Passion Flower (1930), Capra's American Madness (1932), Thirteen Women (1932), Of Human Bondage (which starred Leslie Howard and Bette Davis), Jalna (1935) and Mr. Lucky (1943). Johnson was cast opposite Warner Baxter in a screen adaptation of Such Men Are Dangerous by Elinor Glyn. The story was adapted to the screen by Fox Film. Johnson's final film appearance came in the 1954 British film Jivaro (also known as Lost Treasure of the Amazon).


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Born:
Nov 29, 1904 In Mount Vernon, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
25
First Appeared:
In the movie Dynamite 1929-12-13
Latest Project:
Movie Kenneth Anger's Hollywood Babylon 1991-01-01
Known For
Poster of Mr. Lucky
Poster of Hellzapoppin'
Poster of Passion Flower
Poster of The Spoilers
Filmography
Movie Kenneth Anger's Hollywood Babylon Helen Dawson Frye (archive footage) 1991-01-01
Movie Jivaro Umari 1954-02-12
Movie Mr. Lucky Mrs. Mary Ostrander 1943-07-01
Movie Son of Fury: The Story of Benjamin Blake Helena 1942-01-29
Movie Hellzapoppin' Lena - Lady Looking for Oscar 1941-12-25
Movie The Real Glory Mrs. Mabel Manning 1939-09-29
Movie White Banners Marcia Ward 1938-06-23
Movie Village Tale Janet Stevenson 1935-06-15
Movie Jalna Alayne Whiteoaks 1935-08-09
Movie Call of the Wild Show Girl (uncredited) 1935-08-09
Movie Eight Girls in a Boat Hannah 1934-01-05
Movie This Man Is Mine Bee McCrae 1934-04-13
Movie Of Human Bondage Norah 1934-07-20
Movie Their Big Moment Eve Farrington 1934-08-17
Movie American Madness Phyllis Dickson 1932-08-15
Movie Thirteen Women Helen Dawson Frye 1932-09-16
Movie The Single Sin Kate Adams 1931-02-23
Movie The Spy Anna Turin 1931-04-26
Movie This Mad World Victoria 1930-04-11
Movie The Ship from Shanghai Dorothy Daley 1930-01-31
Movie The Spoilers Helen Chester 1930-09-20
Movie Passion Flower Katherine Pringle Wallace 'Cassy' 1930-12-06
Movie Madam Satan Angela Brooks 1930-09-20
Movie Billy the Kid Claire 1930-10-18
Movie Dynamite Cynthia Crothers 1929-12-13