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Deborah Kerr Overview:

Legendary actress, Deborah Kerr, was born Deborah Jane Kerr-Trimmer on Sep 30, 1921 in Helensburgh, UK. Kerr died at the age of 86 on Oct 16, 2007 in Botesdale, Suffolk .

HONORS and AWARDS:

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Although Kerr was nominated for six Oscars, she never won a competitive Academy Award. However she won one Honorary Oscar Award in 1993 in appreciation for a full career's worth of elegant and beautifully crafted performances .

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1949Best ActressEdward, My Son (1949)Evelyn BoultNominated
1953Best ActressFrom Here to Eternity (1953)Karen HolmesNominated
1956Best ActressThe King and I (1956)AnnaNominated
1957Best ActressHeaven Knows, Mr. Allison (1957)Sister AngelaNominated
1958Best ActressSeparate Tables (1958)Sibyl Railton-BellNominated
1960Best ActressThe Sundowners (1960)Ida CarmodyNominated

Academy Awards (Honorary Oscars)

YearAwardDescription
1993Honorary Awardin appreciation for a full career's worth of elegant and beautifully crafted performances

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She was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures. Deborah Kerr's handprints and footprints were 'set in stone' at Grauman's Chinese Theater during imprint ceremony #112 on Mar 22, 1956.

BlogHub Articles:

I See a Dark Stranger (1946) with and Trevor Howard

By Orson De Welles on Jul 7, 2016 From Classic Film Freak

Share This! Some could say that 1946’s I See a Dark Stranger (released in the US as The Adventuress) is a gem in the rough.  And perhaps in some ways they’d be right, especially if they’re talking about the earlier portions of the film. Gluing the experience together is starring as Brid... Read full article


The Making of an Anti-Damsel: in "Vacation from Marriage"

By Caftan Woman on Aug 16, 2015 From Caftan Woman

Movies Silently and The Last Drive-In urge us to think of the "anti-damsel", empowered ladies of silent and classic film. Here is where all the inspiring females hang out. It is not enough to say that Robert and Catherine Wilson, the lead characters in 1945s Vacation from Marriage, directed by Al... Read full article


and Cary Grant

By Amanda Garrett on Feb 27, 2015 From Old Hollywood Films

Cary Grant and are one of old Hollywood's best screen teams thanks to their performances in the romantic classic, An Affair to Remember (1957). The duo made two other films together The Dream Wife (1953) and The Grass is Greener (1960). Cary Grant and 's first onscreen... Read full article


Round 4 results: DORIS DAY edges in a thrilling match, everything else is a blow-out

By monty on Mar 28, 2014 From All Good Things

The Sweet Sixteen Round has come to a close and out of the 8 matches only one had any real drama. In one of the best matches all tourney so far, Doris Day and traded blows all week long with multiple lead changes to see Doris finally escape with a one vote win 38-37. In the other 50's e... Read full article


leads the charge in the first round of the 50's era brackets with a 41 vote win

By monty on Mar 5, 2014 From All Good Things

shouldn't be too shocked as she rolled to an easy win over Jennifer Jones Doris Day 69.84% (44 votes) Ann Miller 30.16% (19 votes) Marilyn Monroe 70.49% (43 votes) Kay Kendall 29.51% (18 votes) Debbie Reynolds 79.03% ... Read full article


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Deborah Kerr Quotes:

Effie: [Pointing at a globe] Here is Bukistan.
Clemson Reade: [mumbling] Oh, I know, I have been there.
Effie: Here is the United States.
Clemson Reade: [mumbling] Yes, yes, I have been there too.
Effie: We have just *one* thing in common. Oil! Every plan we make for peace or war depends on that oil.
Clemson Reade: 'That so?
Effie: I don't have to tell you what happened in Iran. Half the free world had to learn how to pronounce the name Mosadegh.
Clemson Reade: I still can't.
Effie: The same thing is happening again, only this time there will a lot of new names to learn. And the only way to get that oil is to get those names on the dotted line.


[first lines]
Cpl. Allison, USMC: Let's just keep it quiet, ma'am. You speak English?
Sister Angela: Yes.
Cpl. Allison, USMC: Are there any Japs around?
Sister Angela: You're... You're an American.


Tuptim: Good day, Madam. My name is Tuptim. I already speak English.
Anna: And very nicely, too.


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Suffered from Parkinson's disease.

Is one of four Scottish actors to have received an Academy Award nomination. The others in chronological order are Mary Ure, Tom Conti and Sean Connery. As of 2011 Sean Connery is the only one to have won an Academy Award (for his performance in The Untouchables (1987)).

Daughter-in-law of Salka Viertel and Berthold Viertel.

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