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Kay Deslys

Highest Rated: 100% The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946)

Lowest Rated: 80% The White Cliffs of Dover (1944)

Birthday: Sep 28, 1899

Birthplace: Not Available

Her dignity usually in shambles by the end of the first reel, imposing-looking comedienne Kay Deslys hailed from a family of music hall entertainers. Reportedly on stage from the age of five, Deslys -- who presumably took her professional moniker in honor of musical comedy star Gaby Deslys (her real name was Kathleen Herbert) -- later appeared in vaudeville in both Canada and the U.S., and was for a time a member of the Gus Edwards troupe. She entered pictures in 1923 and later earned her modicum of fame as a foil for the team of Laurel & Hardy in such two-reelers as We Faw Down ([1928] as one of the floozies) and Should Married Men Go Home? ([1928] as Hardy's wife). Married to actor/theater owner Jack Baxley (1884-1950), Deslys appeared in literally hundreds of bit parts until her retirement in 1952. She later worked as a saleswoman at Mandel's, a Los Angeles shoe retailer.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet The Further Perils of Laurel and Hardy Actor 1968
90% Pat and Mike Shooting Gallery Proprietor 1952
100% The Strange Love of Martha Ivers Jail Matron 1946
No Score Yet Casanova Brown Fat Woman Patient 1944
80% The White Cliffs of Dover Blonde 1944
No Score Yet Forever and a Day Woman Drunk 1943
100% Never Give a Sucker an Even Break Mrs. Wilson 1941
No Score Yet Murder by Invitation Katie, the Cook 1941
93% You Can't Take It With You Woman 1938
83% Sylvia Scarlett Bit 1935
100% Treasure Island Actor 1934
83% Belle of the Nineties Beef Trust Chorus Girl 1934
No Score Yet The Devil's Brother Tavern Patron 1933
No Score Yet Laurel and Hardy Woman at window 1930
No Score Yet The Case of Lena Smith Poldi 1929
No Score Yet Laurel and Hardy Mrs. Hardy 1929
No Score Yet The Dance of Life Actor 1929
No Score Yet Their Purple Moment Stanley's girlfriend 1928
No Score Yet The Leopard Lady Actor 1928


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