Robert Kent (actor)

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Robert Kent
1938 - Cameo Theater Ad - 28 Nov MC - Allentown PA.jpg
Kent in advertisement for Gang Bullets (1938)
BornDouglas Blackley, Jr.
(1908-12-03)December 3, 1908
Hartford, Connecticut, U.S.
DiedMay 4, 1955(1955-05-04) (aged 46)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
OccupationFilm actor
Years active1934–1956
Astrid Allwyn
(m. 1937; div. 1941)

Robert Kent (born Douglas Blackley, Jr.; December 3, 1908 – May 4, 1955),[1] was an American film actor. His career included starring roles in several film serials of the 1940s, including The Phantom Creeps, Who's Guilty?, and The Phantom Rider. He also had a role in the 1938 film The Gladiator and was Virginia Vale's leading man in Blonde Comet, a 1941 movie about a female racing driver.

He married actress Astrid Allwyn in Tijuana, Mexico, on January 10, 1937,[2] and they were divorced in 1941. He had three children: Kristina, Susan, and Kim Louise.[3] He died in Los Angeles, California of a coronary occlusion due to coronary arteriosclerosis.[4]

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  2. ^ "Astrid Allwyn Bride of Robert Kent, Actor". The Evening Sun. Pennsylvania, Hanover. Associated Press. January 18, 1937. p. 8. Retrieved January 15, 2017 – via open access publication – free to read
  3. ^ "Obituary 1 -- No Title". Los Angeles Times. May 5, 1955.
  4. ^ Death certificate of Douglas Blackley, Jr.

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