Kay Kendall

Kay Kendall

  • Born on
    • May 21st, 1927
  • Died on
    • September 6th, 1959
From Wikipedia Kay Kendall (21 May 1927 – 6 September 1959) was an English actress. Kendall began her film career in the musical film London Town (1946). Though the film was a financial failure, Kendall continued to work regularly until her appearance in the comedy film Genevieve (1953) brought her widespread recognition. Most prolific in British films, Kendall also achieved some popularity with American audiences, and won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for her role in the musical-comedy film Les Girls (1957). She began a romantic relationship with actor Rex Harrison after they appeared together in the comedy film The Constant Husband (1955), and they were married in 1957. Harrison learned from Kendall's doctor that she had been diagnosed with myeloid leukaemia, a fact that was kept from Kendall, who believed she was suffering from an iron deficiency. The actor cared for Kendall until her death at age 32.


Acting (8 Credits)

1960Once More, with Feeling! as Dolly Fabian
1958The Reluctant Debutante as Sheila Broadbent
1957Les Girls as Lady Sybil Wren
1955Quentin Durward as Isabelle, Countess of Marcroy
1954Doctor in the House as Isobel Minster
1953Genevieve as Rosalind Peters
1950Night and the City as Helen's Girl (uncredited)
1945Caesar and Cleopatra as Slave Girl (uncredited)


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