Merna Kennedy

Merna Kennedy
1908 - 1944
Merna Kennedy  American Actress

Merna Kennedy dating history


Merna Kennedy was previously married to Busby Berkeley (1934 - 1935).

Merna Kennedy had an encounter with Charles Chaplin (1927).


American Actress Merna Kennedy was born Maude Kahler on 7th September, 1908 in Kankakee, Illinois, USA and passed away on 20th Dec 1944 Los Angeles, California, USA aged 36. She is most remembered for The Circus (1928) with Charlie Chaplin. Her zodiac sign is Virgo.

Merna Kennedy is a member of the following lists: American film actors, Actors from Illinois and 1908 births.


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First Name Merna
Last Name Kennedy
Full Name at Birth Maude Kahler
Age 36 (age at death) years
Birthday 7th September, 1908
Birthplace Kankakee, Illinois, USA
Died 20th December, 1944
Place of Death Los Angeles, California, USA
Cause of Death Heart Attack (four days after her marriage to Master Sergeant Forrest Brayton)
Buried Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Height 5' 2½" (159 cm)
Build Slim
Hair Color Brown - Dark
Zodiac Sign Virgo
Sexuality Straight
Religion Roman Catholic
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
Occupation Text Actress
Occupation Actress
Claim to Fame The Circus (1928) with Charlie Chaplin
Year(s) Active 1928-1934, 1928–1934
Friend Lita Grey (Merna had an affair with Lita's husband Charlie Chaplin)

Merna Kennedy (born Maude Kahler; September 7, 1908 – December 20, 1944) was an American actress of the late silent era and the transitional period into talkies.

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Merna Kennedy36 VirgoActress
Busby Berkeley80 SagittariusDirector
Charles Chaplin88 AriesActor


Jimmy the Gent1934Jitters - TypistMovie
Wonder Bar1934ClaireMovie
I Like It That Way1934Telephone Company Information GirlMovie
Arizona to Broadway1933Flo SandbergMovie
Don't Bet on Love1933Ruby 'Babe' NortonMovie
Emergency Call1933Day File ClerkMovie
Laughter in Hell1933Marybelle EvansMovie
Son of a Sailor1933IsabelMovie
The Big Chance1933Mary WilsonMovie
Easy Millions1933Movie
I Love That Man1933Alice (scenes deleted)Movie
Police Call1933Evelyn HumeMovie
Come On, Tarzan1932Pat RileyMovie
Lady with a Past1932Ann DuryeaMovie
The All-American1932Gloria NeuchardMovie
The Gay Buckaroo1932Mildred FieldsMovie
Red-Haired Alibi1932Lynn MonithMovie
Ghost Valley1932Jane WorthMovie
Stepping Out1931Madge HortonMovie
King of Jazz1930Second Reporter ('Ladies of the Press'), Unmarried Wife (uncredited), Wife ('In Conference')Movie
Embarrassing Moments1930Marion FullerMovie
The Rampant Age1930Doris LawrenceMovie
Worldly Goods1930Mary Thurston (as Myrna Kennedy)Movie
Midnight Special1930Ellen HarboardMovie
Broadway1929Billie MooreMovie
Barnum Was Right1929Miriam LockeMovie
Skinner Steps Out1929'Honey' SkinnerMovie
The Circus1928The Proprietor's Step-Daughter Merna - A Circus RiderMovie
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