Astrid Allwyn

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Astrid Allwyn
Astrid Allwyn in Follow the Fleet trailer.jpg
from the trailer for Follow the Fleet (1936)
Born (1905-11-27)November 27, 1905
Manchester, Connecticut, U.S.
Died March 31, 1978(1978-03-31) (aged 72)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Cause of death Cancer
Occupation Actress
Years active 1929–1943
Spouse(s) Robert Kent
(m. 1937; div. 1941)
Charles O. Fee
(m. 1941; her death 1978)
Children 2, including Melinda O. Fee

Astrid Allwyn (November 27, 1905 – March 31, 1978) was an American stage and film actress.

She studied dancing and dramatics in New York and later joined a stock company. Allwyn made her Broadway debut in 1929 in Elmer Rice's Street Scene. On the strength of her performance in Once in a Lifetime, she was given film work. In films, she often played the woman from whom the male star escaped, for example Charles Boyer's character's fiancée in the 1939 version of Love Affair or James Stewart's in Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.

Personal life[edit]

Her first husband was actor Robert Kent; the two appeared together in the 1936 Shirley Temple film Dimples. They were divorced in 1941. She remained married to second spouse Charles O. Fee until her death from cancer in 1978, at age 72. Two of their daughters, Melinda and Vicki, also became actresses.

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