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Kay Deslys (1899–1974)

Kay Deslys was born on September 28, 1899 in London, England as Kathleen M. Herbert. She was an actress, known for Perfect Day (1929), Their Purple Moment (1928) and We Faw Down (1928). She died on August 15, 1974 in West Covina, Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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 1952 Singin' in the Rain
Audience Member (uncredited)
 1949 The Doctor and the Girl
Nurse (uncredited)
 1948 The Bride Goes Wild
Wedding Guest (uncredited)
 1947 The Trouble with Women
Bessie (uncredited)
 1947 The Imperfect Lady
Suffragist (uncredited)
 1945 Saddle Serenade
Fanny Vandercoop
 1945 The Great Flamarion
Vaudevillian (uncredited)
 1944 Casanova Brown
Fat Woman Patient (uncredited)
 1944 The White Cliffs of Dover
Blonde Woman (uncredited)
 1943 Hi'ya, Sailor
Stout Woman (uncredited)
 1943 Swing Shift Maisie
Customer (uncredited)
 1943 The Man from Down Under
Beefy Blonde (uncredited)
 1943 Forever and a Day
Female Drunk (uncredited)
 1942 Reunion in France
Wife (uncredited)
 1942 You Can't Escape Forever
Bridesmaid (uncredited)
 1942 Moonlight Masquerade
Fat Woman (uncredited)
 1942 Maisie Gets Her Man
Woman Waiting 3 Hours (uncredited)
 1941 Never Give a Sucker an Even Break
Mrs. Wilson (uncredited)
 1941 Murder by Invitation
 1941 The Big Store
Swedish Mother (uncredited)
 1940 Escape
Beer Garden Waitress (uncredited)
 1940 Opened by Mistake
Woman at Auction (uncredited)
 1938 You Can't Take It With You
Woman (uncredited)
 1937 Conquest
Polish Servant (uncredited)
 1937 Bulldog Drummond Comes Back
Pub Singer (uncredited)
 1937 The Prince and the Pauper (uncredited)
 1937 The Hit Parade
Tough Woman (uncredited)
 1936 Come Closer, Folks
Fat Woman (uncredited)
 1936 Romance in the Air (Short)
Singer (uncredited)
 1935 Sylvia Scarlett
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1935 A Feather in Her Hat
Barmaid (uncredited)
 1935 Diamond Jim
Barmaid (uncredited)
 1935 Call of the Wild
Show Girl (uncredited)
 1934 Treasure Island
Streetwalker (uncredited)
 1934 Music in Your Hair (Short)
Schmaltz's Wife (uncredited)
 1933 The Devil's Brother
Tavern Patron (uncredited)
 1933 Maids a la Mode (Short)
Dolores Deslys (uncredited)
 1933 Cavalcade
Barmaid (uncredited)
 1931 Friends and Lovers
Frances - Barmaid McGinnis Flirts With (uncredited)
 1931 A Clean-Up on the Curb (Short)
Gangster's Moll
 1931 The Pip from Pittsburg (Short)
 1931 Cimarron (uncredited)
 1930 A Fall to Arms (Short)
 1930 Below Zero (Short)
Woman at Window (uncredited)
 1930 Whispering Whoopee (Short)
Miss Deslys
 1930 Take the Heir
Muriel Walker
 1929 Jazz Heaven
Apartment House Tenant (uncredited)
 1929 The Dance of Life
Amazon Chorus Girl
 1929 Perfect Day (Short)
Mrs. Hardy
 1929 Leaping Love (Short)
The Crying Wife (uncredited)
 1929 The Case of Lena Smith (Short)
 1929 Going Ga-Ga (Short)
Little Oscar's Mother (uncredited)
 1928 We Faw Down (Short)
Kelly's girlfriend
 1928 Should Married Men Go Home? (Short)
Mrs. Hardy (uncredited)
 1928 Their Purple Moment (Short)
Mr. Pincher's girlfriend
 1928 The Leopard Lady
Austrian maid
 1927 Assistant Wives (Short)
The Apartment Resident (uncredited)
 1927 The Lighter That Failed (Short)
 1927 Fluttering Hearts (Short)
Big Bill's girl
 1927 The Red Mill
Skater (uncredited)
 1927 Many Scrappy Returns (Short)
 1926 There Ain't No Santa Claus (Short)
Landlord's wife
 1926 Should Husbands Pay? (Short)
Lady in Distress (uncredited)
 1926 The Johnstown Flood
Dance Hall Queen (uncredited)
 1925 Innocent Husbands (Short)
Melvin's Chubby Date (as Kay de Lys)
 1925 The Gold Rush
Georgia's Friend (uncredited)
 1924 Tarnish
Mrs. Stutts
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Kay de Lys


5' 4½" (1.64 m)

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Plump comic actress who started her career at Hal Roach studios in short comedies. Best remembered in Laurel & Hardy films; she played Mrs Hardy twice (Should Married Men Go Home? (1928) and Perfect Day (1929)). Later played bit parts in Hollywood features, once in W.C. Fields Never Give a Sucker an Even Break (1941). See more »

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