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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.

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.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 41

Birthday 1921-06-29

Day of Death 2013-11-30

Place of Birth London, England, UK

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Also Known As

  • Joan Mildred Summerfield
  • Jean Carr
  • Joan Kent
  • Joan Summerfield
  • Peggy Summers

Acting TV ShowsMovies

1988 The Making of a Legend: Gone with the Wind as (archive footage)
1986 Lovejoy (1 episode)
1976 Shout at the Devil as Mrs. Smythe
1973 Thriller (1 episode)
1965 United! (26 episodes)
1964 The Wednesday Play (1 episode)
1961 Sir Francis Drake (26 episodes)
1960 Bluebeard's 10 Honeymoons as Julienne
1959 Please Turn Over as Janet Halliday
1959 No Hiding Place (2 episodes)
1959 Web of Evidence as Louise Burt
1958 Grip of the Strangler as Cora Seth
1958 Bonjour Tristesse as Mrs. Helen Lombard
1957 The Prince and the Showgirl as Maisie Springfield
1954 Shadow of Fear as Florence Haddon
1952 The Big Frame as Louise Parker
1951 The Browning Version as Millie Crocker-Harris
1950 The Woman in Question as Agnes / Madame Astra / Parrot (voice)
1950 Her Favourite Husband as Dorothy Pellegrini
1950 The Reluctant Widow as Helena
1949 The Gay Lady as Trottie True
1948 Sleeping Car To Trieste as Valya
1948 Bond Street as Ricki Merritt
1948 Good-Time Girl as Gwen Rawlings
1947 The Loves Of Joanna Godden as Ellen Godden
1947 The Man Within as Lucy
1946 Carnival as Irene Dale
1946 The Magic Bow as Bianchi
1946 Caravan as Rosal
1945 The Rake's Progress as Jill Duncan
1945 The Wicked Lady as Jackson's Doxy
1945 Waterloo Road as Toni
1945 Madonna of the Seven Moons as Vittoria
1944 Two Thousand Women as Bridie Johnson
1944 Champagne Charlie as Dolly Bellwood
1944 Soldier, Sailor as Cigarette Girl
1944 Bees in Paradise as Jani
1944 Fanny by Gaslight as Lucy Beckett
1943 Warn That Man as Frances Lane
1943 Miss London Ltd. as The Encyclopedia Girl
1943 It's That Man Again as Kitty

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