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Kathleen Key

Kathleen Key
Personal information
Birth nameKitty Lanahan
Birth dateApril 1, 1903
Place of birthBuffalo, New York
Date of deathDecember 22, 1954(age 51)
Death placeWoodland Hills, Los Angeles, California
NicknameKathleen Keys
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Kathleen Key (April 1, 1903 - December 22, 1954) was an American actress who achieved a brief period of fame during the silent era. She is best remembered for playing Tirzah in the 1925 film Ben-Hur. Key was the great-great granddaughter of Francis Scott Key, composer of "The Star Spangled Banner", and a distant cousin of author F. Scott Fitzgerald.

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