Arnold Kent (Lido Manetti)
BiographyFlorence, Tuscany, Italy
Italian actor who was brought to America as a young leading man, but died before living up to his promise. Born Lido Manetti, he studied civil engineering in his native Italy, but entered the theatre and then films subsequent to his schooling. After a number of Italian films, he was noticed by a Universal studio talent scout and brought to Hollywood. After a brief stay at Universal, where he was renamed Arnold Kent, he signed a contract with Paramount. Read more... one evening on a Hollywood street by a car driven, coincidentally, by a film extra. He was replaced in the film and his scenes reshot. He was 28.