Kay Johnson

Kay Johnson

Highest Rated: 100% Mr. Lucky (1943)

Lowest Rated: 83% Of Human Bondage (1934)

Birthday: Nov 29, 1904

Birthplace: Not Available

The daughter of a Michigan architect, actress Kay Johnson was on Broadway at age 19, following training at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. She was lured to Hollywood during the "talkie boom" of 1929. Though she'd established her stage reputation in poised, sophisticated roles, Johnson's earliest film appearances were a pair of ridiculous, risible leading-lady assignments in Cecil B. DeMille's gloriously goofy Dynamite (1929) and Madam Satan (1930). While she enjoyed a handful of major roles in the 1930s (notably in 1934's Of Human Bondage, directed by her first husband John Cromwell), Johnson had to settle for second leads and supporting parts for most of her film career. After 10 years' retirement, Kay Johnson made one final screen appearance in the 1954 western Jivaro.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet The Adventures of Mark Twain Jane Clemens 1944
100% Mr. Lucky Mrs. Mary Ostrander 1943
No Score Yet Son of Fury: The Story of Benjamin Blake Helen Blake 1942
No Score Yet The Real Glory Mabel Manning 1939
No Score Yet White Banners Marcia Ward 1938
83% Of Human Bondage Norah 1934
No Score Yet This Man Is Mine Bee McCrae 1934
No Score Yet Thirteen Women Helen Dawson 1932
No Score Yet American Madness Mrs. Dickson 1932
No Score Yet Billy the Kid Claire Randall 1930
No Score Yet Madam Satan Angela Brooks/Madam Satan 1930

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