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Kay Kendall (I) (1927–1959)

Kay Kendall was born on May 21, 1927 in Withernsea, Yorkshire, England as Justine Kay Kendall-McCarthy. She was an actress, known for The Reluctant Debutante (1958), Les Girls (1957) and Simon and Laura (1955). She was married to Rex Harrison. She died on September 6, 1959 in London, England. See full bio »


(age 32) in London, England, UK

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Known For

The Reluctant Debutante Sheila Broadbent
Les Girls Lady Sybil Wren
Simon and Laura Laura Foster


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 1960 Once More, with Feeling!
Dolly Fabian
 1958 The Reluctant Debutante
Sheila Broadbent
 1957 Les Girls
Lady Sybil Wren
 1955 The Adventures of Quentin Durward
Isabelle, Countess of Marcroy
 1955 Simon and Laura
Laura Foster
 1955 Abdullah's Harem
 1955 Marriage a la Mode
The 'Wives' - Monica
 1954 Doctor in the House
Isobel Minster
 1954 Fast and Loose
Carol Hankin
 1953 Meet Mr. Lucifer
Lonely Hearts Singer
 1953 The Square Ring
 1953 The Shadow Man
Barbara Gale
 1953 Genevieve
Rosalind Peters
 1953 Man in Hiding
 1952 It Started in Paradise
Lady Caroline Frencham
 1952 Curtain Up
Sandra Beverley
 1952 Dead on Course
Alexia LaRoche
 1951 The Inch Man (TV Series)
Sue Kemp
- Badger Game (1951) ... Sue Kemp
 1951 Bikini Baby
 1951 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
- The River (1951) ... Mary
 1951 Sweethearts and Wives (TV Movie)
Martha Handsford
 1951 Happy Go Lovely
Secretary (uncredited)
 1950 Dance Hall
 1950 Night and the City
One of Helen's Girls (uncredited)
 1946 London Town
 1945 Caesar and Cleopatra
Slave Girl (uncredited)
 1945 Waltz Time
Lady in Waiting
 1944 Dreaming
Party Girl (uncredited)
 1944 While Nero Fiddled
Girl (uncredited)
 1944 Champagne Charlie
Bit Part (uncredited)
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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 »

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1 Print Biography | 1 Portrayal | 36 Articles | 5 Pictorials | 14 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


5' 9" (1.75 m)


Rex Harrison  (her death)

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Personal Quote:

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


She was educated in Wales, Scotland and London. She studied ballet for six years in London, joining a chorus line while in still her early teens. She then toured English music halls in a double act with her sister Kim. See more »



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