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Deborah Kerr

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Deborah Kerr

Scottish film and television actress add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1921.

Countries: United States (41%), United Kingdom (34%), (11%)

Main connections: Tony Randall, Stewart Granger, Joan Greenwood

Linked to: British Army, Cinecitta, Royal Air Force, CNN

 

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Deborah Kerr was born in 1921 add something


1938

Kerr originally trained as a ballet dancer, first appearing on stage at Sadler's Wells in 1938 add something


1940

Kerr's first film role was in the British film "Contraband" in 1940 but her scenes were left on the cutting room floor add something

 

Michael Powell - During the 1940s, Powell had love affairs with actresses Deborah Kerr and Kathleen Byron


1943

In 1943 she played three women in Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger's "The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp" add something


1945

Kerr's first marriage was to Royal Air Force Squadron Leader Anthony Bartley on 29 November 1945 add something


1947

Her role as a troubled nun in "Black Narcissus" in 1947 brought her to the attention of Hollywood producers add something

 

Janet Leigh - Immediately after the film's release, Leigh was cast opposite Walter Pidgeon and Deborah Kerr in "If Winter Comes" in the summer of 1947


1950

She starred in the 1950 adventure film, "King Solomon's Mines", shot on location in Africa with Stewart Granger and Richard Carlson add something

 

Richard Carlson - Despite this, real success in Hollywood eluded him until 1950, when he co-starred with Deborah Kerr and Stewart Granger in the highly successful jungle adventure film "King Solomon's Mines", shot on location in Africa

 

Val Lewton - Following his association with Paramount, Lewton worked again for MGM, where he produced the Deborah Kerr film "Please Believe Me", released in 1950

 

Robert Taylor (actor) - In 1950, Taylor landed the role of General Marcus Vinicius in "Quo Vadis", opposite Deborah Kerr


1952

Catherine Parr - In 1952, a romanticised version of Thomas Seymour's obsession with Elizabeth I saw Stewart Granger as Seymour, Jean Simmons as the young Elizabeth and screen legend Deborah Kerr as Parr in the popular film "Young Bess"


 

As a stage actress, Deborah Kerr made her Broadway debut in 1953 in Robert Anderson's "Tea and Sympathy", for which she received a Tony award nomination add something

 

Burt Lancaster - He claims he was romantically involved with Deborah Kerr during the filming of From Here to Eternity in 1953.

 

Burt Lancaster - In 1953, Lancaster played one of his best remembered roles with Deborah Kerr in From Here to Eternity.


 

In 1955, Kerr won the Sarah Siddons award for her performance in Chicago during a national tour of the play add something

 

Dorothy Dandridge - In 1955, 20th Century Fox selected Dandridge to play the supporting role of Tuptim in the film version of the Broadway hit, "The King and I", starring Deborah Kerr and Yul Brynner


1956

Anna Leonowens - In 1956, a film version was released, with Deborah Kerr starring in the role of Leonowens and Brynner reprising his role as the king


1959

San Francisco International Film Festival - It wasn't until 1959 that a major American film, Henry King's "Beloved Infidel", starring Gregory Peck and Deborah Kerr, played at SFIFF.


1960

Concern about the parts being offered to her, as well as the increasing amount of nudity in films in general, led her to abandon film work at the end of the 1960s in favour of television and theatre work add something

 

Her second marriage was to author Peter Viertel on 23 July 1960 add something

 

Edwin Hardy Amies - Amies' work was seen in a handful of other films of the 1960s: He dressed Albert Finney in "Two for the Road" , Tony Randall in "The Alphabet Murders" , Joan Greenwood in "The Amorous Prawn" , and Deborah Kerr in "The Grass is Greener"

 

Hardy Amies Ltd - Amies' work was seen in a handful of other films of the 1960s: he dressed Albert Finney in "Two for the Road", Tony Randall in "The Alphabet Murders", Joan Greenwood in "The Amorous Prawn" and Deborah Kerr in "The Grass is Greener"

 

Hardy Amies (fashion house) - Amies' work was seen in a handful of other films of the 1960s: he dressed Albert Finney in "Two for the Road", Tony Randall in "The Alphabet Murders", Joan Greenwood in "The Amorous Prawn" and Deborah Kerr in "The Grass is Greener"

 

Dick Bentley - In 1960 he returned to Australia to play a sheep drover in "The Sundowners", starring Robert Mitchum and Deborah Kerr


1963

Sue Lyon - In 1963, Lyon was again cast as a seductive teen in John Huston's "The Night of the Iguana" , competing for the affections of Richard Burton's disgraced preacher against the likes of Deborah Kerr and Ava Gardner


1965

Sharon Tate - In late 1965, Ransohoff finally gave Tate her first major role in a motion picture in the film "Eye of the Devil", co-starring David Niven, Deborah Kerr, Donald_Pleasence, and David Hemmings


1967

In 1967, at the age of 46, she starred in "Casino Royale", achieving the distinction of being the oldest 'Bond Girl' in any James Bond film add something


1969

In 1969, pressure of competition from younger, upcoming actresses made her agree to appear nude in John Frankenheimer's "The Gypsy Moths", the only nude scene in Kerr's career add something


1975

In 1975, she returned to Broadway, creating the role of Nancy in Edward Albee's Pulitzer-winning play "Seascape" add something

 

John Shrapnel - He is the son-in-law of Deborah Kerr through his 1975 marriage to her younger daughter Francesca Ann Bartley


1980

Deborah Kerr experienced a career resurgence in the early 1980s on television, when she played the role of the nurse in "Witness for the Prosecution" add something


 

Cannes Film Festival - In 1984, she was awarded a Cannes Film Festival Tribute add something


 

She received one Emmy award nomination in 1985 for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or a Special for "A Woman of Substance" add something

 

Madhur Jaffrey - She starred alongside Deborah Kerr in the 1985 made-for-TV movie "The Assam Garden"


 

In 1991, she received a BAFTA Special award and in 1994, she received the Academy Honorary award in recognition of "an artist of impeccable grace and beauty, a dedicated actress whose motion picture career has always stood for perfection, discipline and elegance" add something


 

In 1994, however, she was awarded the Academy Honorary award, cited by the Academy as "an artist of impeccable grace and beauty, a dedicated actress whose motion picture career has always stood for perfection, discipline and elegance" add something


1998

Deborah Kerr was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1998, but was unable to accept the honour in person because of ill health add something


Deborah Kerr died in 2007 add something

 

Deborah Kerr died from the effects of Parkinson's disease on 16 October 2007 at the age of 86 in the English village of Botesdale, Suffolk add something


2010

However, the British Film Institute's Josephine Botting curated a "Deborah Kerr Season," which included almost 20 of her feature films as well as an exhibition of posters, other cinemabilia, and personal items on loan from Deborah Kerr's family, which took place in September and October 2010 add something


2019

Kerr was nominated six times for the Academy Award for Best Actress, and held the record for any actress without ever winning in the lead actress category until 2019 when Glenn Close made it to seven add something