Edward G. Robinson

PASSINGS: Barbara Kent, Edgar Villchur

PASSINGS: Barbara Kent, Edgar Villchur

Barbara Kent

Silent film star also was in talkies

Barbara Kent, 103, an actress who began her career in silent films of the 1920s and made the transition to talkies in the Harold Lloyd comedies "Welcome Danger" and "Feet First," died Oct. 13 in Palm Desert, her family announced. No cause was given.

She was born Barbara Cloutman in Gadsby, Canada, on Dec. 16, 1907, and her family moved from Alberta to Hollywood in the early 1920s.

After graduating from Hollywood High School in 1925, she signed a contract with Universal Pictures. Using the stage name Barbara Kent, she was soon loaned to MGM for "Flesh and the Devil," a 1926...