Kay Johnson (I) (1904–1975)


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The personification of class and cultivation on the movie screen, comely actress Kay Johnson forsook a prominent stage and film career in order to play wife to actor John Cromwell and mother to their two children. Still and all, the elegant actress, reminiscent in looks and style to that of Irene Dunne and Judith Anderson, contributed to a number ... See full bio »

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Known For

Madam Satan Angela Brooks / Madam Satan
(1930)
(1934)
Jalna Alayne Archer Whiteoaks
(1935)
This Mad World Victoria
(1930)

Filmography

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 1954 Jivaro
Umari (uncredited)
 1944 The Adventures of Mark Twain
Jane Clemens (uncredited)
 1943 Mr. Lucky
Mrs. Mary Ostrander
 1939 The Real Glory
Mabel Manning
 1938 White Banners
Marcia Ward
 1935 Jalna
Alayne Archer Whiteoaks
 1935 Village Tale
Janet Stevenson
 1934 Their Big Moment
Eve Farrington
 1934 Of Human Bondage
Norah
 1934 This Man Is Mine
Bee McCrae
 1934 8 Girls in a Boat
Hannah
 1932 Thirteen Women
Helen Dawson Frye
 1932 American Madness
Mrs. Phyllis Dickson
 1931 The Spy
Anna Turin
 1931 The Single Sin
Kate Adams
 1930 Passion Flower
Katherine Pringle 'Cassy' Wallace
 1930 Billy the Kid
Claire
 1930 Madam Satan
Angela Brooks / Madam Satan
 1930 The Spoilers
Helen Chester
 1930 This Mad World
Victoria
 1930 The Ship from Shanghai
Dorothy Daley
 1929 Dynamite
Cynthia Crothers
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in "Living Dangerously" on Broadway. See more »

Height:

5' 4" (1.63 m)

Spouse:

John Cromwell  (divorced)  (2 children)

Children:

James Cromwell

Parents:

Thomas R. Johnson
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Trivia:

Mother of James Cromwell. See more »

Trademark:

Kay Johnson was left handed.

Nickname:

Catherine Townsend

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