Arnold Kent (1899–1928) was an Italian-born American actor. He was born in Sesto Fiorentino as Lido Manetti and acted under that name in Italy, appearing in films such as Goodbye Youth (1918)[1] and Quo Vadis (1924). He moved then to Hollywood where he played supporting roles in films such as Hula (1927) with Clara Bow and Clive Brook. He died in Los Angeles the following year after a car accident shortly before he was due to make a film with Mary Pickford.[2]

Arnold Kent
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Lido Manetti

(1899-01-21)21 January 1899
Died29 September 1928(1928-09-29) (aged 29) from a car accident.
Years active1917–1928 (film)

Selected filmographyEdit


  1. ^ Goble p.356
  2. ^ Phillips & Vincendeau p.319


  • Goble, Alan. The Complete Index to Literary Sources in Film. Walter de Gruyter, 1999.
  • Phillips, Alastair & Vincendeau, Ginette. Journeys of Desire: European Actors in Hollywood. BFI, 2006.

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