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Deborah Kerr

Born Deborah Jane Kerr-Trimmer in Scotland in 1921, she was the daughter of a soldier who had been gassed in World War I. A shy, insecure child, she found an outlet for expressing her feelings in acting. Her aunt, a radio star, got her some stage work when she was a teenager, and she came to the attention of British film producer Gabriel Pascal, who cast her in his film of George Bernard Shaw's "Major Barbara" (Major Barbara (1941)) and Love on the Dole (1941). She quickly became a star of the British cinema, playing such diverse roles as the three women in The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943) and the nun in Black Narcissus (1947). In 1947 she "crossed the pond" and came to MGM, where she found success in films like The Hucksters (1947), Edward, My Son (1949) and Quo Vadis (1951). After a while, however, she tired of playing prim-and-proper English ladies, so she made the most of the role of the adulteress who romps on the beach with Burt Lancaster in From Here to Eternity (1953). The film was a success, and Kerr received her second Oscar nomination. She also achieved success on the Broadway stage in "Tea and Sympathy," reprising her role in the 1956 film version (Tea and Sympathy (1956)). That same year she played one of her best-remembered screen roles, "Mrs. Anna" in The King and I (1956). More success followed in Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison (1957), An Affair to Remember (1957), Separate Tables (1958), The Sundowners (1960), The Innocents (1961) and The Night of the Iguana (1964). Then in 1968 she suddenly quit movies, appalled by the explicit sex and violence of the day. After some stage and TV work in the 1970s and 1980s and swan song performances in The Assam Garden (1985) and Hold the Dream (1986), she retired from acting altogether. Kerr holds the record for the most Academy Award nominations for Best Actress without a win (six), but that was made up for in 1994, when she was given an Honorary Oscar for her screen achievements. Date of Death 16 October 2007, Botesdale, Suffolk, England  (complications from Parkinson's disease)


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Родился:
Sep 30, 1921 в Helensburgh, Scotland, UK
Кино / ТВ Кредиты:
57
Впервые появился:
на movie Contraband 1940-05-11
Последний проект:
Series Talking Pictures 2013-01-05
Известный в фильмах
Poster of Prudence and the Pill
Poster of The Night of the Iguana
Poster of Count Your Blessings
Poster of The Hucksters
Фильмография
Series Talking Pictures Herself 2013-01-05
Кино Reunion at Fairborough Sally Wells Grant 1985-05-12
Кино The Assam Garden Helen 1985-06-04
Кино A Woman of Substance Emma Harte 1984-11-25
Series A Woman of Substance Emma Harte 1984-11-26
Кино Witness for the Prosecution Nurse Plimsoll 1982-12-04
Кино The Gypsy Moths Elizabeth Brandon 1969-08-29
Кино The Arrangement Florence Anderson 1969-11-18
Кино Prudence and the Pill Prudence Hardcastle 1968-05-23
Кино Казино Рояль Agent Mimi / Lady Fiona McTarry 1967-04-13
Кино Eye of the Devil Catherine de Montfaucon 1966-07-01
Кино La verifica incerta (archive footage) 1965-05-31
Кино Marriage on the Rocks Valerie Edwards 1965-09-24
Кино The Chalk Garden Miss Madrigal 1964-04-02
Кино The Night of the Iguana Hannah Jelkes 1964-08-06
Кино The Naked Edge Martha Radcliffe 1961-06-30
Кино Невинные Miss Giddens 1961-12-25
Кино The Sundowners Ida Carmody 1960-12-08
Кино Трава зеленее Lady Hilary Rhyall 1960-12-23
Кино Count Your Blessings Grace Allingham 1959-04-23
Кино The Journey Diana Ashmore 1959-02-19
Кино Beloved Infidel Sheilah Graham 1959-11-17
Кино Bonjour Tristesse Anne Larson 1958-03-17
Кино Separate Tables Sibyl Railton-Bell 1958-12-18
Кино Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison Sister Angela 1957-03-13
Кино Kiss Them for Me Gwinneth Livingstone (Voice) 1957-12-10
Кино Незабываемый роман Terry McKay 1957-07-11
Кино The Proud and Profane Lee Ashley 1956-06-13
Кино Tea and Sympathy Laura Reynolds 1956-06-06
Series Шоу Стива Аллена Unknown 1956-06-24
Кино The King and I Anna Leonowens 1956-06-29
Кино The End of the Affair Sarah Miles 1955-02-23
Кино Young Bess Catherine Parr 1953-05-29
Кино Julius Caesar Portia 1953-06-04
Series Церемония вручения премии «Оскар» Unknown 1953-03-18
Кино Отныне и во веки веков Karen Holmes 1953-08-05
Кино Идеальная жена Effie 1953-06-19
Кино The Prisoner of Zenda Princess Flavia 1952-11-14
Кино Thunder in the East Joan Willoughby 1952-12-04
Кино Камо грядеши? Lygia 1951-11-08
Series Hallmark Hall of Fame Unknown 1951-12-24
Кино Please Believe Me Alison Kirbe 1950-05-12
Кино Копи царя Соломона Elizabeth Curtis 1950-11-09
Кино Edward, My Son Evelyn Boult 1949-06-02
Кино Черный нарцисс Sister Clodagh 1947-01-01
Кино If Winter Comes Nona Tybar 1947-12-31
Series Церемония вручения премии «Тони» Unknown 1947-04-06
Кино The Hucksters Kay Dorrance 1947-08-27
Кино I See a Dark Stranger Bridie Quilty 1946-07-04
Кино Perfect Strangers Catherine Wilson 1945-10-15
Кино The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp Edith Hunter 1943-06-10
Кино The Day Will Dawn Kari Alstad 1942-06-08
Кино Penn of Pennsylvania Gulielma Maria Springett 1942-01-24
Кино Hatter's Castle Mary Brodie 1942-02-02
Кино Major Barbara Jenny Hill 1941-05-14
Кино Love on the Dole Sally 1941-06-28
Кино Contraband Cigarette girl (Scenes deleted) 1940-05-11