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Jean Kent (1921–2013)

Vivacious, hazel-eyed, strawberry-haired Jean Kent was a popular star of British films in the 1940's and early 50's. The daughter of variety performers Norman Field and Nina Norre, she was convent-educated. By the age of ten, she accompanied her mother on tour, then spent several years in the chorus line at London's Windmill Theatre in the West ... See full bio »

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 1991 Shrinks (TV Series)
Charlotte Merrick
- Episode #1.5 (1991) ... Charlotte Merrick
 1991 Lovejoy (TV Series)
Madelene Gilbert
- National Wealth (1991) ... Madelene Gilbert
 1990 Missing Persons (TV Movie)
Phillida Meadowhite
 1990 After Henry (TV Series)
- Party Politics (1990)
 1985 Lytton's Diary (TV Series)
Margot Shelley
- The Silly Season (1985) ... Margot Shelley
 1981 Crossroads (TV Series)
Jennifer Lamont
- Episode #1.3543 (1981) ... Jennifer Lamont
 1980 Time of My Life (TV Series)
Mrs. Wordsworth
- Episode #1.5 (1980) ... Mrs. Wordsworth
- Episode #1.4 (1980) ... Mrs. Wordsworth
 1978 Tycoon (TV Series)
Mary Clark
- End to a Beginning (1978) ... Mary Clark
- Hunter's Moon (1978) ... Mary Clark
- Clark's Last Coup (1978) ... Mary Clark
- Return to Go (1978) ... Mary Clark
- What Price a Life (1978) ... Mary Clark
 1978 Do You Remember? (TV Series)
Milly
- Night School (1978) ... Milly
 1976 Angels (TV Series)
Miss Buckle
- Legacies (1976) ... Miss Buckle
 1976 Shout at the Devil
Mrs. Smythe
 1974 Thriller (TV Series)
Mrs. Garrick
- Color Him Dead (1974) ... Mrs. Garrick
 1972 Public Eye (TV Series)
Mrs. Diana Podmore
- Mrs. Podmore's Cat (1972) ... Mrs. Diana Podmore
 1971 A Family at War (TV Series)
Dora Martin
- Flesh and Blood (1971) ... Dora Martin
 1971 Frankie Howerd's Hour (TV Mini-Series)
Special Guest Star
- Episode #1.1 (1971) ... Special Guest Star
 1971 Doctor at Large (TV Series)
Mrs. Bentinck
- Trains and Notes and Veins (1971) ... Mrs. Bentinck
 1970 Steptoe and Son (TV Series)
Daphne Goodlace
- Two's Company (1970) ... Daphne Goodlace
 1970 Up Pompeii! (TV Series)
Aphrodite
- Exodus (1970) ... Aphrodite
 1970 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
Beatrice
- Brother and Sister (1970) ... Beatrice
 1969 The Doctors (TV Series)
Mrs. Randall
- Episode #1.9 (1969) ... Mrs. Randall
- Episode #1.8 (1969) ... Mrs. Randall
 1968 The Wednesday Play (TV Series)
Mrs. Da Tanka
- A Night with Mrs. Da Tanka (1968) ... Mrs. Da Tanka
 1968 Detective (TV Series)
Miss Mayberry
- The Deadly Climate (1968) ... Miss Mayberry
 1967 Vanity Fair (TV Mini-Series)
Mrs. O'Dowd
 1966 This Man Craig (TV Series)
Joyce Maitland
- Period of Adjustment (1966) ... Joyce Maitland
 1965 United! (TV Series)
Margie Stringer
 1963-1965 No Hiding Place (TV Series)
Mrs. Black / Paula Hudson
- Rat in a Trap (1965) ... Mrs. Black
- A Pocketful of Bones (1963) ... Paula Hudson
 1964 The Indian Tales of Rudyard Kipling (TV Series)
Mrs. Threegan
- The Rescue of Pluffles (1964) ... Mrs. Threegan
- The Sending of Dana Da (1964) ... Mrs. Threegan
- Three: And an Extra (1964) ... Mrs. Threegan
 1963 Emergency-Ward 10 (TV Series)
Gillian Blaine
- Episode #1.665 (1963) ... Gillian Blaine
- Episode #1.641 (1963) ... Gillian Blaine
- Episode #1.640 (1963) ... Gillian Blaine
- Episode #1.639 (1963) ... Gillian Blaine
- Episode #1.638 (1963) ... Gillian Blaine
 1963 Maupassant (TV Series)
Marquise Obardi
- Yvette (1963) ... Marquise Obardi
 1959-1962 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Ariane / Molly
- Coach 7, Seat 15 (1962) ... Ariane
- The Signal (1959) ... Molly
 1960 Bluebeards Ten Honeymoons
Mme. Julienne Guillin
 1960 Hotel Imperial (TV Series)
Madame Trazini
- The Leopardess in 424 (1960) ... Madame Trazini
 1959 Epilogue to Capricorn (TV Series)
Lady Kerwin / Lay Kerwin
- Traitor's Gate (1959) ... Lady Kerwin
- Time Factor (1959) ... Lady Kerwin
- Child's Play (1959) ... Lady Kerwin
- Point of No Return (1959) ... Lay Kerwin
- Manhunt (1959) ... Lay Kerwin
 1959 Please Turn Over
Janet Halliday
 1959 Web of Evidence
Louise Burt
 1958 The Haunted Strangler
Cora Seth
 1958 Bonjour Tristesse
Mrs. Helen Lombard
 1958 Web (TV Series)
Rita Carpenter
- The Gallery (1958) ... Rita Carpenter
- The Other Warren (1958) ... Rita Carpenter
- The Painting (1958) ... Rita Carpenter
 1957 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Alicia Collins
- Love Her to Death (1957) ... Alicia Collins
 1957 The Twelve Pound Look (TV Movie)
Lady Sims
 1957 The Prince and the Showgirl
Maisie Springfield
 1957 Sword of Freedom (TV Series)
Valeska
- The Lion and the Mouse (1957) ... Valeska
 1956 The Errol Flynn Theatre (TV Series)
Henrietta
- 1000th Night of Don Juan (1956) ... Henrietta
 1952-1956 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Polly Tremayne / Cast member 'The Island of Cipango'
- Morning Star (1956) ... Polly Tremayne
- Three Plays by Benn W. Levy (1952) ... Cast member 'The Island of Cipango'
 1956 Theatre Royal (TV Series)
Ada Weston
- The Lovebirds (1956) ... Ada Weston
 1955 London Playhouse (TV Series)
Elsa Carter
- A Call on the Widow (1955) ... Elsa Carter
 1954 Shadow of Fear
Florence Haddon
 1952 The Big Frame
Louise Parker
 1950 Five Angles on Murder
Agnes / Madame Astra / Parrot (voice)
 1950 The Taming of Dorothy
Dorothy Pellegrini
 1950 The Inheritance
Helena
 1948 Bond Street
Ricki Merritt
 1947 Just for Fun (TV Movie)
Guest
 1947 The Loves of Joanna Godden
Ellen Godden
 1947 The Smugglers
Lucy
 1946 Carnival
Irene Dale
 1946 Cabaret Cruise (TV Series)
 1946 The Magic Bow
Bianchi
 1946 Caravan
Rosal
 1945 Notorious Gentleman
Jill Duncan
 1945 Waterloo Road
Toni
 1945 Madonna of the Seven Moons
Vittoria
 1944 Soldier, Sailor
Cigarette Girl
 1944 Champagne Charlie
Dolly Bellwood
 1944 Two Thousand Women
Bridie Johnson
 1944 Man of Evil
Lucy
 1944 Bees in Paradise
Jani
 1943 Warn That Man
Frances Lane
 1943 Miss London Ltd.
The Encyclopedia Girl
 1943 It's That Man Again
Kitty
 1939 A Ship in the Bay (TV Movie)
Iris (as Jean Carr)
 1935 Who's Your Father
Mary Radcliffe (as Joan Kent)
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Other Works:

She acted in Owen Holder's play, "A Kind of Folly," at the Duchess Theatre in London, England with Flora Robson, Wilfred Hyde White, and Sylvia Sims in the cast. See more »

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4 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 9 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Jean Carr | Joan Kent | Joan Mildred Summerfield | Joan Summerfield | Peggy Summers
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Trivia:

Strawberry-blonde British actress who played haughty, seductive types on stage in 40s and 50s British films. See more »

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