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Also Known As: Ken Harlan Died: March 6, 1967
Born: July 26, 1895 Cause of Death: acute aneurysm
Birth Place: Boston, Massachusetts, USA Profession: actor, restauranteur, theatrical agent

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Kenneth Harlan was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. Harlan kickstarted his acting career in various films such as "Dangerous Business" (1920), the Lon Chaney thriller "The Penalty" (1920) and "I Am the Law" (1922). He also appeared in "The Toll of the Sea" (1922), "Soiled" (1925) and "Bobbed Hair" (1925). His passion for acting continued to his roles in projects like the Chester Morris comedy "They Met in a Taxi" (1936), the western "Trail Dust" (1936) with James Ellison and "The Shadow Strikes" (1937). He also appeared in the drama "Marked Woman" (1937) with Bette Davis. In the latter part of his career, he continued to act in the drama "The Duke of West Point" (1939) with Louis Hayward, "Santa Fe Marshal" (1940) and the Ronald Reagan drama "Murder in the Air" (1940). He also appeared in the Russell Hayden western "Wide Open Town" (1941) and "Dick Tracy Vs. Crime, Inc." (1941). Harlan more recently acted in the Barton MacLane drama "The Underdog" (1943). Harlan's husband was Marie Prevost. Harlan passed away in March 1967 at the age of 72.

Kenneth Harlan was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. Harlan kickstarted his acting career in various films such as "Dangerous Business" (1920), the Lon Chaney thriller "The Penalty" (1920) and "I Am the Law" (1922). He also appeared in "The Toll of the Sea" (1922), "Soiled" (1925) and "Bobbed Hair" (1925). His passion for acting continued to his roles in projects like the Chester Morris comedy "They Met in a Taxi" (1936), the western "Trail Dust" (1936) with James Ellison and "The Shadow Strikes" (1937). He also appeared in the drama "Marked Woman" (1937) with Bette Davis. In the latter part of his career, he continued to act in the drama "The Duke of West Point" (1939) with Louis Hayward, "Santa Fe Marshal" (1940) and the Ronald Reagan drama "Murder in the Air" (1940). He also appeared in the Russell Hayden western "Wide Open Town" (1941) and "Dick Tracy Vs. Crime, Inc." (1941). Harlan more recently acted in the Barton MacLane drama "The Underdog" (1943). Harlan's husband was Marie Prevost. Harlan passed away in March 1967 at the age of 72.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Wild Horse Stampede (1943) Bill Borman
2.
 Nearly Eighteen (1943)
3.
 Silent Witness (1943)
4.
 You Can't Beat the Law (1943) Warden Jones
5.
 A Stranger in Town (1943) Banker
6.
 Hitler--Dead or Alive (1943) Cutler
7.
 Death Valley Rangers (1943) Jim Kirk
8.
 Melody Parade (1943) Jedson
9.
 The Law Rides Again (1943) John Hampton
10.
 Girls in Chains (1943) Lt. Jackson
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Tony Scott ( 2006-05-08 )

Source: The Stars of Hollywood Forever: 1901-2006

A leading man for Constance Talmadge, Harlan was the nephew of actor Otis Harlan and was signed by D.W. Griffith following a successful career on stage. During the 1920s Harlan was known to spend a lot of time partying and was quite the ladies' man. After seven marriages and retiring in 1944, he became a theatrical agent and restaurateur, retiring in 1946 and moving to Sacramento. Married to actresses Marie Prevost, Florence Hart, Emily McLaughlin and Helene Stanton.

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