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Judith Barrett

Born: Feb 2, 1909

Death: Mar 10, 2000

Birthplace: Venus

Profession: Actor

Nationality: United States

Judith Barrett

Date of Birth : Feb 2, 1909
Date of Death : Mar 10, 2000
Birth Place : Venus

Judith Barrett, also known as Nancy Dover, was an American film actress of the late 1920s and through the 1930s, up until 1940. Born Lucille Kelley and raised in Venus, Texas, one of three children and the daughter of a cattle rancher, whom she later claimed to be a "dirt" farmer who died of a broken heart. From these humble beginnings she knew, even from a young age, that she was different from those around her. She loved to laugh, and to entertain the adults by singing, dancing and playing "drum" on a turned over metal wash tub. Barrett made several appearances at The Palace Theatre, Dallas while still at school. She did modeling at a department store for ladies tea/fashion shows. At sixteen, leaving everything behind, she got on a train to Hollywood knowing she had what it took to be a star. With hard work and dedication her first big chance came to her, when she started in a lavish commercial film in 1928, The Sock Exchange opposite Bobby Vernon. In 1929 she went to Hollywood, starred in five films, and made a successful transition to "talking films". From 1928 to 1933 she was billed as "Nancy Dover", and from 1930 to 1933 she appeared in nine films, all credited.


  • Actor

Also known as

  • Nancy Dover
  • Lucille Kelley


  • Cliff Edwards
  • Lindsay C. Howard


  • Judith Howard
  • Frank Howard
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