Actress Alive? - Kathleen Kelly 1912 - ????

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Actress Alive? - Kathleen Kelly 1912 - ????

PostFri Feb 13, 2015 6:07 pm

Does anyone know if 1930's actress Kathleen Kelly is still with us? I made a tribute video some years ago, but I have not heard any word since. She would be over 103 years old by now!!


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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkaKHLPwFuI



Film career

1932 - Once Bitten
1934 - Designing Women
1934 - Dangerous Ground
1934 - What Happened to Harkness?
1935 - Oh, What a Night
1935 - The Deputy Drummer
1935 - Lend Me Your Wife
1935 - Foreign Affairs
1936 - Sweet Success
1936 - Mother, Don't Rush Me
1936 - Strange Cargo
1936 - The Scarab Murder Case
1936 - Heart's Desire
1937 - The Dominant Sex
1937 - The Mutiny of the Elsinore
1937 - Who Killed John Savage?
1937 - The Live Wire
1937 - The Avenging Hand
1937 - Little Miss Somebody
1938 - Bad Boy
1939 - The Mysterious Mr. Davis
1939 - Mr. Jones Dines Out


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Re: Actress Alive? - Kathleen Kelly 1912 - ????

PostSun Apr 03, 2016 4:49 am

Any more news on Kathleen Kelly?

Recently watched another film 'Heart's Desire' (1936) starring Kathleen. Is she still with us?


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Re: Actress Alive? - Kathleen Kelly 1912 - ????

PostSat Oct 21, 2017 4:52 am

Kathleen will be 105 years old this December - If she is still with us?
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Re: Actress Alive? - Kathleen Kelly 1912 - ????

PostSat Oct 21, 2017 6:27 am

That's being very optimistic!

Still, even if she is I hope she's feeling well.
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Re: Actress Alive? - Kathleen Kelly 1912 - ????

PostSat Oct 21, 2017 9:22 am

Wasn't she in Web Therapy, a couple of seasons ago? Oh, wait, that was Meg Ryan.
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Re: Actress Alive? - Kathleen Kelly 1912 - ????

PostSat Oct 21, 2017 11:58 am

Because of the custom of adopting the husband's surname, women can be a little harder to track down in genealogical records and civil birth/death indices, especially if you don't know her birth name or marriage history. There is no Kathleen Kelly found in the civil death index for England and Wales up to 2008, but there were 19 women:
1) with Kathleen as a first or middle name
2) born on 9 Dec 1912
3) found in the index, all of whom who died between 1976 and 2007.
Do we know what her birth name or married name was? Without at least one of these, finding her will be difficult.

To be sure, if she's still alive, or lived past 2007, or passed away outside of England or Wales, we'll have to try another source!

-HA

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