January 2, 2017


Jean Kent (1921-) b. London, England.

Jean Kent

A stage performer from the age of 10, Jean Kent was billed as Jean Carr when she danced in the chorus of London’s Windmill Theatre. Kent made her debut film appearance in 1934, and by the mid-1940s had become a leading lady on screen, often in Gainsborough productions. Her first co-starring role came opposite Stewart Granger in Caravan (1945), and further prominent roles followed including The Man Within (1947), The Loves of Joanna Godden (1947), Sleeping Car to Trieste (1948), Good Time Girl (1948), and an opportunity to return to roots in the musical Trottie True (1949). The 1950′s began with prominent appearances in two Anthony Asquith films; The Woman in Question (1950) and The Browning Version (1950), but hereafter the film roles began drying-up and Kent started to appear chiefly in theatre and on television.

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