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Kay Deslys

Lowest Rated:   88% Sylvia Scarlett (1935)
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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

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
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
No Score Yet 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
91% You Can't Take It With You
  • Woman
1938
88% Sylvia Scarlett
  • Bit
1935
No Score Yet Treasure Island
  • Actor
1934
No Score Yet 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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