Kay Kendall
Actress
Kay Kendall
Kay Kendall was an English actress. Kendall began her film career in the musical film London Town (1946). Though the film was a financial failure, Kendall continued to work regularly until her appearance in the comedy film Genevieve (1953) brought her widespread recognition.
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New on DVD: ‘X-Men: First Class,’ ‘Scarface,’ ‘Hanna’
NYTimes - over 5 years
X-MEN: FIRST CLASS In this origins appendage to the comic book franchise, two lives unfold in fateful parallel: in 1950s New York the future Professor X (Laurence Belcher) grows up amid wealth and plenty, while in Soviet-dominated Poland the boy who will become Magneto (Bill Milner) lives in want. Eventually they become James McAvoy and Michael
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GOLF ROUNDUP: GL Sports still holds lead - Brainerd Daily Dispatch
Google News - over 5 years
Mary Kay Kendall's 188 was the top gross score in flight C. Sharon Sullivan's 136 was the low net followed by Dorle Kaleva at 144. Darlene Bonnema topped Judy Eastwood in a scorecard playoff for low gross in flight D. Joi Brandt was the low net with
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Joan Collins on UK riots: Brutally honest actress spells out how to put ... - Daily Mail
Google News - over 5 years
At 15 I was still playing with dolls (which seems hard to believe, even for me, when, less than two years later, I was appearing in my first film, Lady Godiva Rides Again, alongside veterans such as Diana Dors and Kay Kendall)
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Curing Cancer Maybe Easy, Switch off The Stem Cells - HealthEnclave
Google News - over 5 years
It was funded by the Association for International Cancer Research, Cancer Research UK and the Kay Kendall Leukaemia Fund. It was lab and animal study which was aimed to improve understanding what play a role in the formation of leukaemia stem cells
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Parfum de nostalgie à Locarno, où de grands metteurs en scène sont à l'honneur - Comme au Cinéma
Google News - over 5 years
... la projection de Il faut marier Papa, une comédie typiquement américaine de Minnelli, tournée en 1964, et aussi pour la comédie Qu'est-ce que Maman comprend à l'amour (The reluctant Debutante), tournée en 1958 avec Kay Kendall et Rex Harrisson
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GOLF ROUNDUP: GL Sports foils upset bid to retain lead - Brainerd Daily Dispatch
Google News - over 5 years
Mary Kay Kendall, Helen McGrath, Betsy Otteson and Sandra Pohl finished second. Diane Giefer, Mary Jean Herdey, Maxine Riches and a blind draw finished third. Riches' 70 was the low net. Giefer, Riches and Hanson all carded birdies with Giefer,
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'Genevieve' Announced for Blu-ray - High-Def Digest
Google News - over 5 years
For support, the two car enthusiasts enlist the aid of their wives, Dinah Sheridan and Kay Kendall, who provide the glamour and much of the comic sparkle. Gorgeous color photography makes the beauty of the town and country scenes really come to life
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GOLF ROUNDUP: GL Sports stays on top - Brainerd Daily Dispatch
Google News - over 5 years
Mary Kay Kendall had a chip in for birdie. Moakley and Judy Eastwood also had chip ins. Holubar, Kantos and Guse all shot 71s for the low net. The 18-hole league will have its normal league play Wednesday followed by the Rally for the Cure event along
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Best British bad girl with a 'haughty sexuality' - Sydney Morning Herald
Google News - over 5 years
The British film version of the comedy starred another Australian, Peter Finch and Kay Kendall. In a 2007 ABC interview, Withers said she had no problem moving to Australia. ''Most people said to me, 'What do you want to go to Australia for?
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Guide Provides Effective System For Achieving Performance Excellence Goals - SurgiStrategies (press release)
Google News - over 5 years
But authors Kay Kendall and Glenn Bodinson learned that it can take years to achieve the desired outcomes. According to Bodinson, "By applying the techniques of the Evidence-Based Excellence® system, organizations cut the time in half and save money
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Stem Cell Time Bombs Cause Leukaemia Relapse - HealthCanal.com
Google News - over 5 years
In the latest study, supported by Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research and The Kay Kendall Leukaemia Fund and published in the current edition of the journal Blood, the scientists scanned the DNA of cancer samples taken from 21 patients at first diagnosis and
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Survivors of Childhood Cancer Remain at Risk - MedPage Today
Google News - over 5 years
... encouraged to participate in available screening programs, and that future efforts to reduce the rates of new tumors should focus on the digestive and genitourinary systems. The study was supported by Cancer Research UK and Kay Kendall Leukemia Fund
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Childhood Cancer Survivors Face Cancer Again in Middle Age - Medscape
Google News - over 5 years
The study was supported by Cancer Research UK and Kay Kendall Leukaemia Fund. The Childhood Cancer Research Group receives support from the Department of Health and the Scottish Ministers. The authors have disclosed no relevant financial relationships
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Painter goes off track with latest artwork - Cumberland Times-News
Google News - over 5 years
CUMBERLAND — As a young man, Charlie Amos was enthralled with a lovely young starlet by the name of Kay Kendall. Kendall lived thousands of miles away in England, but Amos and his wife, Mary, were spellbound by Kendall's comic timing and stage
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Evocan a Rex Harrison con nueva versión del filme "Cleopatra" - SDP Noticias
Google News - over 5 years
En 1957 le es otorgado su segundo premio Tony por la obra teatral "My fair lady", época en el que también se divorcia de Lilli Palmer y comienza una relación con la actriz Kay Kendall, de quien se separa en 1959. Para 1960 intervino en el largometraje
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Strangers on the shore - Yorkshire Post
Google News - almost 6 years
Fortunately it was in the shadow of the town's unique attraction – the Withernsea Lighthouse and Kay Kendall Memorial Museum. The title needs some explanation. The Kay Kendall Museum is housed, as is a lighthouse museum, within the real Withernsea
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Actress Dana Wynter Dies at 79 - Broadway World
Google News - almost 6 years
One such was Lady Godiva Rides Again (1951) in which other future leading ladies, Kay Kendall, Diana Dors and Joan Collins played similarly small roles. Wynter had more success in New York than in London. She appeared on the stage and on TV,
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Everything you need to know about Art on the Square - Belleville News Democrat
Google News - almost 6 years
Design session presented by Kay Kendall of Kay Kendall Interiors. 3-4 pm -- "Mix It Up." Mixing traditional and contemporary art work in your home. Design session presented by Kay Hagan of Hagan and Associates. 5-9 pm -- Artist trading cards by Lois
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Yet Another Director for the Washington Ballet - Washington City Paper (blog)
Google News - almost 6 years
Branch will be the company's fifth executive director since Webre's arrival in 1999, seventh if you count two interim directors—most recently board president Kay Kendall, who took over after Jason Palmquist left abruptly in 2007
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Kay Kendall
    THIRTIES
  • 1959
    Age 31
    Kendall died in 1959, aged 32, soon after completing her last film, the comedy Once More, with Feeling! (1960), starring opposite Yul Brynner.
    More Details Hide Details "As they say about crime victims, Kay Kendall was in the wrong place at the wrong time", wrote Rhoda Koenig, a critic, in The Independent in 2006. "In her case, the crime was a waste of talent. One of the most delightful of British actresses few of her films gave her a chance to shine. A natural screwball heroine, Kendall was born too late for the 1930s comedies in which she would have been the equal of the scatty but scintillating Carole Lombard or Claudette Colbert, and too soon for the naughtiness and absurdity of the 1960s. Kendall was beautiful and funny. She was a true comedienne, unafraid to compromise her ladylike appearance with pratfalls, pop eyes and comic drunk scenes. Kendall could get away with such antics without looking vulgar.” Early in her career, Kendall had a lengthy romance with actor Sydney Chaplin, the second son of actor Charlie Chaplin by his second wife, actress Lita Grey. She also had affairs with a Swedish prince and grocery heir James Sainsbury and reportedly had a romance with the future Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
  • 1958
    Age 30
    In 1958 Kendall won a Golden Globe Award for her performance as Lady Sybil Wren in Les Girlsprobably one of the best-known films of her careerthe story of three showgirls in postwar Paris (with Mitzi Gaynor and Taina Elg).
    More Details Hide Details The following year she starred opposite Harrison in the comedy The Reluctant Debutante.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1957
    Age 29
    In October and November 1957, she appeared in two episodes of the short-lived American television series The Polly Bergen Show. and also starred as herself in Series 3 episode 17 of The Phil Silvers Show on 17 January 1958.
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    She began a romantic relationship with actor Rex Harrison after they appeared together in the comedy film The Constant Husband (1955) and they were married in 1957.
    More Details Hide Details Harrison learned from Kendall's doctor that she had been diagnosed with myeloid leukaemia, a fact that was kept from Kendall, who believed she was suffering from an iron deficiency. The actor cared for Kendall until her death at the age of 32. She was born Justine Kay Kendall McCarthy, at Stanley House, Hull Road, in Withernsea, a coastal resort in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. Kendall's father was Terrence "Terry" McCarthy (aka Terry Kendall), the vaudevillian son of music hall star Marie Kendall. Kay's mother was the former Gladys Drewery. She had two elder siblings, Terrence Justin "Terry" Kendall McCarthy (born 1923) and Patricia Kim "Pat" Kendall McCarthy (aka Kim Kendall, born 1925). By her father's second marriage to his professional dancing partner, Dora Spencer, she had a younger half-brother, Cavan Spencer Kendall McCarthy (aka Cavan Kendall) (1942-1999). Young Justine attended various schools, including St Leonard's (Brighton), St Margaret's (near Oban, Scotland), and the Lydia Kyasht Dancing Academy (London). The actress's distinctive nose, an aristocratic swoop, was the result of plastic surgery after a car crash.
  • 1955
    Age 27
    In 1955 she starred opposite Harrison in The Constant Husband, and an affair soon followed.
    More Details Hide Details Harrison was married to actress Lilli Palmer at the time. However, when he learned from Kendall's doctor that she had been diagnosed with myeloid leukaemia, he and Palmer agreed to divorce so that he could marry Kendall and provide for her care. Kendall was never told of her illness and ended up believing she merely had an iron deficiency. As for the divorce, Palmer said she was not upset because she had a lover too. Palmer and Harrison planned to re-marry after Kendall's death, but Palmer ended up falling in love with her companion, actor Carlos Thompson, and married him instead. Kendall was buried in the churchyard of St John-at-Hampstead Church, Hampstead, London. On 22 September 2013 her final resting place was restored by the Music Hall Guild of Great Britain and America. Her life is explored in the biographical book The Brief, Madcap Life Of Kay Kendall (2002) by Eve Golden and Kim Elizabeth Kendall.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1927
    Born
    Born on May 21, 1927.
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