Kathleen Gibson

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Kathleen Gibson (born Kitty Stride, 1916) is a former British actress.

Just five feet tall, Gibson became a serious actress, developing her craft in repertory theatre. In 1932, Gibson played a part as one of the friends of the character D'Recamier (Pearl Argyle) in the Frederick Ashton ballet "Magic Nights".

Her talent was noticed by C. B. Cochran who auditioned her and she became one of Cochran's Young Ladies. On 30 November 1933, she took the important role of Ena Hawkins in a production of Mr Whittington at the Alhambra Theatre, Glasgow, starring alongside Jack Buchanan. A review published in The Stage in December 1933 said that Gibson "looks pretty in the part of Ena and performs some very neat dancing". The show went on tour and included some weeks at the London Hippodrome Theatre. This led to her gaining a film contract.

Cochran was fascinated by Gibson and they had a relationship for about four years.

The photograph published is from a now-deceased extended relative of Gibson.



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