Jean Kent
Date of Birth
Jun 21, 1921
Birth Place:
London, England

Biography

A performer from age 11, Jean Kent was billed as Jean Carr when she danced in the chorus of London's Windmill Theater, a popular quasi-burlesque establishment. Kent made her first film appearance in 1935, hitting her stride in the mid-1940s. She joyously harked back to her music hall roots in the leading role of the 1945 movie musical Trottie True. A busy television performer, Jean Kent has been a regular on such British series as Sir Francis Drake (1962, as Queen Elizabeth), Tycoon (1978), Crossroads (1981), Lovejoy (1990) and Shrinks (1991). Kent died in 2013 at age 92 after falling at her home. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

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