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Kay Kendall (1926–1959)

Kay Kendall was born on May 21, 1926 in Withernsea, Yorkshire, England as Justine Kay Kendall-McCarthy. She was an actress, known for Genevieve (1953), Les Girls (1957) and The Reluctant Debutante (1958). She was married to Rex Harrison. She died on September 6, 1959 in London, England. See full bio »

Died:

(age 33) in London, England, UK

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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Filmography

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 1960 Once More, with Feeling!
Dolly Fabian
 1957 Les Girls
Lady Sybil Wren
 1955 Quentin Durward
Isabelle, Countess of Marcroy
 1955 Marriage a la Mode
The 'Wives': Monica
 1955 Abdullah's Harem
Ronnie
 1954 Doctor in the House
Isobel Minster
 1953 Meet Mr. Lucifer
Lonely Hearts Singer
 1953 The Square Ring
Eve Lewis
 1953 Genevieve
Rosalind Peters
 1953 The Shadow Man
Barbara Gale
 1953 Man in Hiding
Vera
 1952 It Started in Paradise
Lady Caroline Frencham
 1952 Curtain Up
Sandra Beverley
 1952 Dead on Course
Alexia LaRoche
 1951 Bikini Baby
Sylvia
 1951 Happy Go Lovely
Secretary (uncredited)
 1950 Dance Hall
Doreen
 1946 London Town
Patsy
 1945 Caesar and Cleopatra
Slave Girl (uncredited)
 1945 Waltz Time
Lady in Waiting
 1945 Dreaming
Party Girl (uncredited)
 1944 Champagne Charlie
Bit Part (uncredited)
 1944 While Nero Fiddled
Girl (uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

1956: "Bell, Book and Candle" by John van Druton. Bristol Hippodrome, St. Augustine's Parade, Bristol, England. Cast list also included; Robert Flemyng, Viola Lyel, David Evans and Lloyd Pearson. Directed by Rex Harrison. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 1 Portrayal | 34 Articles | 5 Pictorials | 14 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

We British are so square we have to smuggle our tits past Customs.

Trivia:

Actress Jill St. John has said that Kendall was her idol. See more »

Nickname:

Katie

Star Sign:

Gemini

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