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Barbara Kent

Highest Rated:   92% Flesh and the Devil (1926)
Lowest Rated:   78% Lonesome (1928)
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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 BOX 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
78% 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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