(born June 21 1921
) is a British film actress
who performed in movies of the period 1935-76.
Jean Kent was born in London
as Joan Mildred Summerfield
. She started her theatrical career as a dancer in 1931. Initially she used her stage name of Jean Carr, when she appeared as a chorus girl in the Windmill Theatre
in London. She signed to Gainsborough Pictures
during the Second World War
and the turning point in her career came when she was given a dramatic part in Fanny by Gaslight
. She appeared in a large number British films during the 1940s and 1950s which included many successful British melodramatic
films. The latter part of her acting career was in television.
- Halliwell's Who's Who of the Movies ISBN 0-06-093507-3