Barbara Kent

Born: December 16, 1907 in Gadsby, Alberta, Canada
Died: October 13, 2011 (age 103) in Palm Desert, California, USA
~Filmography~
~Actress~

1942 The Fleet's In ... Hostess (uncredited)
1941 Under Age ... Jackie
1939 Blondie Meets the Boss ... Jitterbug Dancer (uncredited)
1935 Guard That Girl ... Jeanne Martin
1935 Old Man Rhythm ... Edith Warren
1935 Swellhead ... Mary Malone
1933 Marriage on Approval ... Beth MacDougall
1933 Her Forgotten Past ... Doris Maynard / Simmons / Thorne
1933 Oliver Twist ... Rose Maylie
1933 Reckless Decision ... Beth MacDougall
1932 Exposed
1932 Self Defense ... Nona Devoux
1932 Pride of the Legion ... Martha Tully
1932 No Living Witness ... Carol Everett
1932 Beauty Parlor ... Sally
1932 Vanity Fair ... Amelia Sedley
1932 Emma ... Gypsy
1931 Freighters of Destiny ... Ruth Mercer
1931 Chinatown After Dark ... Lotus
1931 Grief Street ... Jean Royce
1931 Indiscreet ... Joan Trent
1930 Feet First ... Barbara
1930 What Men Want ... Betty 'Babs' Joyce
1930 Dumbbells in Ermine ... Faith Corey
1930 Night Ride ... Ruth Kearns

1929 Welcome Danger ... Billie Lee
1929 The Shakedown ... Marjorie
1928 His Destiny ... Betty Baker
1928 Lonesome ... Mary
1928 Modern Mothers ... Mildred
1928 Fun in the Clouds (Short) ... Herself - Cameo Appearance (uncredited)
1928 Stop That Man ... Muriel Crawford
1927 That's My Daddy ... Molly Moran
1927 The Small Bachelor ... Molly Waddington
1927 The Drop Kick ... Cecily Graves
1927 The Lone Eagle ... Mimi
1927 No Man's Law ... Toby Belcher
1927 The Peace Deputy (Short)
1926 Flesh and the Devil ... Hertha ... Movie Still Code: 282-X
1926 Prowlers of the Night ... Anita Parsons
~Biography~
Standing a half-inch over five feet, perky brunette leading lady Barbara Kent was elected Miss
Hollywood in 1925. Promptly signed by Universal Pictures, Kent made her film bow as a
western ingenue, then co-starred in a handful of Reginald Denny comedies. She went on to play
the "good" heroine (Greta Garbo was the "bad" one) in MGM's Flesh and the Devil (1927), and
was menaced by villain Oliver Hardy in the 1927 western No Man's Law, a film distinguished by
Kent's nude swimming scene (she actually wore a moleskin body suit). She made a smooth
transition to talkies, co-starring with Harold Lloyd in Welcome Danger (1929) and Feet First
(1930). Her subsequent film assignments tended to be unremarkable save for her performance
as Rose in Monogram's Oliver Twist. In 1934 she married Hollywood agent Harry E. Eddington,
who took her out of films for a full year to groom her for big-time stardom. Alas, the "new"
Barbara Kent never did catch on with the public, and by 1941 she was retired from films. She
died at age 103 in October 2011.

Biography by Hal Erickson, Allmovie.com
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