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Barbara Kent (I) (1907–2011)


A pretty, diminutive (4'7") actress of the silent and early sound era, Barbara Cloutman (later Kent) was born in Gadsby, Alberta, Canada on December 16, 1907. Upon graduating from Hollywood High School in 1925, Kent won the Miss Hollywood Pageant, and set her sights on a career in the movies. She was 18 when Universal Studios signed her; she made ... See full bio »

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Lonesome Mary
(1928)
Indiscreet Joan Trent
(1931)
Grief Street Jean Royce
(1931)
(1926)

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 1935 Guard That Girl
Jeanne Martin
 1935 Old Man Rhythm
Edith Warren
 1935 Swellhead
Mary Malone
 1933 Marriage on Approval
Beth MacDougall
 1933 Her Forgotten Past
Doris Maynard
 1933 Oliver Twist
Rose Maylie
 1932 Self Defense
Nona Devoux
 1932 The Pride of the Legion
Martha Tully
 1932 Exposed
Ruth
 1932 No Living Witness
Carol Everett
 1932 Beauty Parlor
Sally Dale
 1932 Vanity Fair
Amelia Sedley
 1932 Emma
Gypsy Smith
 1931 Freighters of Destiny
Ruth Mercer
 1931 Chinatown After Dark
Lotus
 1931 Grief Street
Jean Royce
 1931 Indiscreet
Joan Trent
 1930 Feet First
Barbara
 1930 What Men Want
Betty 'Babs' Joyce
 1930 Dumbbells in Ermine
Faith Corey
 1930 The Night Ride
Ruth Kearns
 1929 Welcome Danger
Billie Lee
 1929 The Shakedown
Marjorie
 1928 His Destiny
Betty Baker
 1928 Lonesome
Mary
 1928 Modern Mothers
Mildred
 1928 Stop That Man!
Muriel Crawford
 1927 That's My Daddy
Molly Moran
 1927 The Small Bachelor
Molly Waddington
 1927 The Drop Kick
Cecily Graves
 1927 The Lone Eagle
Mimi
 1927 No Man's Law
Toby Belcher
 1927 The Peace Deputy (Short)
 1926 Flesh and the Devil
Hertha
 1926 Prowlers of the Night
Anita Parsons
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Alternate Names:

Barbara Cloutman

Height:

4' 11" (1.5 m)
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[on Flesh and the Devil (1926)] John Gilbert was very nice to work with. Greta Garbo was one of the most beautiful women who ever lived. She was absolutely gorgeous. She was a very quiet person. More than aloof, she was shy. So was I. I was very timid. [Clarence Brown] directed her in a whisper. He was so careful with her. That's the way he directed all of us. He had the same style when he ... See more »

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After she left acting, she rarely consented to be interviewed regarding her screen career. See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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