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Merna Kennedy (1908–1944)

Merna Kennedy was born on September 7, 1908 in Kankakee, Illinois, USA as Maude Kahler. She was an actress, known for The Circus (1928), Red-Haired Alibi (1932) and Broadway (1929). She was married to Forrest Brayton and Busby Berkeley. She died on December 20, 1944 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

The Circus
The Circus His Step-Daughter - A Circus Rider
(1928)
Red-Haired Alibi
Red-Haired Alibi Lynn Monith
(1932)
Broadway
Broadway Billie Moore
(1929)
The Big Chance
The Big Chance Mary Wilson
(1933)

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 1934 Jimmy the Gent
Jitters
 1934 Wonder Bar
Claire
 1933 Son of a Sailor
Isabel
 1933 Police Call
Evelyn Hume
 1933 Arizona to Broadway
Flo Sandberg
 1933 I Love That Man
Alice (scenes deleted)
 1933 Don't Bet on Love
Ruby 'Babe' Norton
 1933 Easy Millions
 1933 Emergency Call
Day File Clerk
 1933 Laughter in Hell
Marybelle Evans
 1932 The All-American
Gloria Neuchard
 1932 Come On, Tarzan
Pat Riley
 1932 Lady with a Past
Ann Duryea
 1932 The Gay Buckaroo
Mildred Fields
 1931 Stepping Out
Madge Horton
 1930 Midnight Special
Ellen Harboard
 1930 Worldly Goods
Mary Thurston
 1930 King of Jazz
Second Reporter ('Ladies of the Press') / Wife ('In Conference') / Unmarried Wife
 1930 Embarrassing Moments
Marion Fuller
 1930 The Rampant Age
Doris Lawrence
 1929 Barnum Was Right
Miriam Locke
 1928 The Circus
His Step-Daughter - A Circus Rider
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Alternate Names:

Myrna Kennedy

Height:

5' 2½" (1.59 m)
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Silent screen actress, a child performer in vaudeville from the age of seven, performing in a song and dance act with her brother. On the prompting of her friend Lita Grey, chosen by Charles Chaplin as his leading lady for The Circus (1928). Retired from acting in 1934 to marry choreographer/director Busby Berkeley. Died ten years later of a heart attack, aged just 36. See more »

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Virgo

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