Barbara Kent

Barbara Kent

  • Highest Rated: 92% Flesh and the Devil (1926)
  • Lowest Rated: 80% Lonesome (1928)
  • Birthday: Dec 16, 1906
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Standing a half-inch over five feet, perky brunette leading lady Barbara Kent was elected Miss Hollywood in 1925. Promptly signed by Universal Pictures, Kent made her film bow as a western ingenue, then co-starred in a handful of Reginald Denny comedies. She went on to play the "good" heroine (Greta Garbo was the "bad" one) in MGM's Flesh and the Devil (1927), and was menaced by villain Oliver Hardy in the 1927 western No Man's Law, a film distinguished by Kent's nude swimming scene (she actually wore a moleskin body suit). She made a smooth transition to talkies, co-starring with Harold Lloyd in Welcome Danger (1929) and Feet First (1930). Her subsequent film assignments tended to be unremarkable save for her performance as Rose in Monogram's Oliver Twist. In 1934 she married Hollywood agent Harry E. Eddington, who took her out of films for a full year to groom her for big-time stardom. Alas, the "new" Barbara Kent never did catch on with the public, and by 1941 she was retired from films. She died at age 103 in October 2011.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

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Office

Year

No Score Yet The Shakedown Actor 2012
No Score Yet Charles Dickens: The Man Who Asked for More Actor 2005
No Score Yet Oliver Twist Rose Maylie 1933
No Score Yet Vanity Fair Amelia Sedley 1932
No Score Yet Emma Gypsy Smith 1932
No Score Yet Reckless Decision Actor 1932
No Score Yet Freighters of Destiny Ruth Mercer 1931
No Score Yet Chinatown After Dark Lotus 1931
No Score Yet Indiscreet Joan Trent 1931
No Score Yet Grief Street Jean Royce 1931
No Score Yet Feet First Barbara 1930
No Score Yet Welcome Danger Billie Lee 1929
80% Lonesome Mary 1928
No Score Yet The Dropkick Cecity Graves 1927
No Score Yet No Man's Land Actor 1927
92% Flesh and the Devil Hertho Prochuitz 1926

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