Kay Kendall

Kay Kendall
1926 - 1959

Kay Kendall  British Actress


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Kay Kendall was previously married to Rex Harrison (1957 - 1959).

Kay Kendall was in relationships with Steve Cochran, Sydney Chaplin, Charles K. Feldman and Peter Finch.


British Actress Kay Kendall was born Justine Kay Kendall-McCarthy on 21st May, 1926 in Withernsea, East Riding of Yorkshire, England, UK and passed away on 6th Sep 1959 London, England, UK aged 33. She is most remembered for Genevieve, Les Girls. Her zodiac sign is Taurus.

Kay Kendall was in an on-screen matchup with Robert Taylor in Quentin Durward (1955).

Kay Kendall is a member of the following lists: Best Musical or Comedy Actress Golden Globe (film) winners, English film actors and English people of Irish descent.


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First Name Kay
Last Name Kendall
Maiden Name McCarthy
Full Name at Birth Justine Kay Kendall-McCarthy
Alternative Name Kay Kendall, Justine Kay Kendall-McCarthy
Age 33 (age at death) years
Birthday 21st May, 1926
Birthplace Withernsea, East Riding of Yorkshire, England, UK
Died 6th September, 1959
Place of Death London, England, UK
Cause of Death Leukemia
Buried Churchyard of St John-at-Hampstead Church, Church Row, Hampstead, London
Height 5' 9" (175 cm)
Build Slim
Hair Color Brown - Dark
Zodiac Sign Taurus
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity White
Nationality British
Occupation Text Actress/Commedienne
Occupation Actress
Claim to Fame Genevieve, Les Girls
Year(s) Active 1944–1959
Official Websites www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=5635, kklf.org.uk/
Father Terry McCarthy
Mother Dora Spencer (step mother), Gladys Drewery
Brother Cavan Kendall McCarthy (aka Cavan Kendall) (1942-1999), Terrence Justin Kendall McCarthy (born 1923)
Sister Patricia Kim Kendall McCarthy (aka Kim Kendall, born 1925)
Family Member Marie Kendall (grandmother)
Friend Dirk Bogarde, Vivien Leigh, Audrey Hepburn

Kay Kendall (21 May 1927 – 6 September 1959) was an English actress and comedienne. She began her film career in the musical film London Town (1946). Although the film was a financial failure, Kendall continued to work regularly until her appearance in the comedy film Genevieve (1953) brought her widespread recognition. Prolific in British films, Kendall also achieved some popularity with American audiences, and won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for her role in the musical-comedy film Les Girls (1957).

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Kay Kendall33 TaurusActress
Rex Harrison82 PiscesActor
Peter Finch60 LibraActor
Steve Cochran48 GeminiActor
Sydney Chaplin82 AriesActor
Charles K. Feldman64 TaurusFilm/TV Producer


Once More, with Feeling!1960Dolly FabianMovie
The Reluctant Debutante1958Sheila BroadbentMovie
Les Girls1957Lady Sybil WrenMovie
Marriage a la Mode1955The 'Wives' - MonicaMovie
Quentin Durward1955Isabelle, Countess of MarcroyMovie
Simon and Laura1955Laura FosterMovie
Abdullah's Harem1955RonnieMovie
Doctor in the House1954Isobel MinsterMovie
Fast and Loose1954Carol HankinMovie
Genevieve1953Rosalind PetersMovie
Meet Mr. Lucifer1953Lonely Hearts SingerMovie
The Square Ring1953EveMovie
Man in Hiding1953VeraMovie
The Shadow Man1953Barbara GaleMovie
Curtain Up1952Sandra BeverleyMovie
Dead on Course1952Alexia LaRocheMovie
It Started in Paradise1952Lady Caroline FrenchamMovie
Bikini Baby1951SylviaMovie
Happy Go Lovely1951Secretary (uncredited)Movie
The Inch Man1951Sue KempTV Show
Sweethearts and Wives1951Martha HandsfordTV Movie
Dance Hall1950DoreenMovie
Night and the City1950One of Helen's Girls (uncredited)Movie
BBC Sunday-Night Theatre1950MaryTV Show
London Town1946PatsyMovie
Caesar and Cleopatra1945Slave Girl (uncredited)Movie
Waltz Time1945Lady in WaitingMovie
Champagne Charlie1944Bit Part (uncredited)Movie
Dreaming1944Party Girl (uncredited)Movie
While Nero Fiddled1944Girl (uncredited)Movie
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