British actress Jean Kent dies at 92

Dec. 1, 2013 at 12:39 PM
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LONDON, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- British actress Jean Kent has died from injuries she suffered in a fall. She was 92 years old.

Kent died Saturday at the West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St. Edmunds, the BBC reported.

"I knew Jean for more than 50 years. She was a feisty, funny, outspoken character who never took herself too seriously," family friend Michael Thornton was quoted as saying. "She knew what it meant to be a star and regarded it as her job to live up to that position and never to disappoint the public."

Kent, who was one of Britain's biggest stars in the 1940s and 1950s, acted in 45 films in her career.

The BBC said Kent's last public appearance was on her 90th birthday in 2011, when she was honored by the British Film Institute.

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