Kent Walton (Kenneth Walton Beckett)
Often thought to be Canadian or Egyptian, Walton was in fact born Kenneth Walton Beckett in England in 1917. Shortening his name to Kent Walton when he became a disc jockey on Radio Luxembourg, he soon found himself in demand on TV particularly as a voice-over man. Whilst acting as a compere on the pop show Cool for Cats, Walton developed an interest in wrestling through Mick McManus and subsequently became ITV's 'voice of wrestling' from 1955 till the sight of burly men throwing each other around a ring was put out to pasture by the network in 1988. Read more... had formed Pyramid Films with Crossroads creator Hazel Adair and the pair jointly and anonymously produced Elton Hawke's films 'Can You Keep It Up For a Week' and 'Clinic Xclusive' (aka With These Hands). After the pair came clean about their sex film work in the 1975 BBC2 documentary Man Alive: Exploitation, a solo Adair was then free to produce the big budget 'Keep It Up Downstairs' under her real name. In an earlier incarnation as 'Ralph Solomans', Adair and Walton had also produced the sex/horror film 'Virgin Witch'. Upon his death in 2003, most of Walton's obituaries chose to ignore his film work.