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:.
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 .
|1949||Best Actress||Edward, My Son (1949)||Evelyn Boult||Nominated|
|1953||Best Actress||From Here to Eternity (1953)||Karen Holmes||Nominated|
|1956||Best Actress||The King and I (1956)||Anna||Nominated|
|1957||Best Actress||Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison (1957)||Sister Angela||Nominated|
|1958||Best Actress||Separate Tables (1958)||Sibyl Railton-Bell||Nominated|
|1960||Best Actress||The Sundowners (1960)||Ida Carmody||Nominated|
Academy Awards (Honorary Oscars)
|1993||Honorary Award||in appreciation for a full career's worth of elegant and beautifully crafted performances|
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.
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Sally: Aye, I'm 'ard. And by gosh an' I need t'be.
Allan Quatermain: Stupid waste, this safari. All of it! Half our supplies gone now, after that all-night stampede. Wasted! Waste of time, supplies, and lives.
Elizabeth Curtis: Glares at him, too sleepy to argue.
Allan Quatermain: Well, I hope the lady enjoyed it!
Elizabeth Curtis: Ignores him.
J. Miller: You should visit England one day. You may change your mind.
Bridie Quilty: There's no need. I've an aunt there who has told me all about it. She says the upper classes are cringing and always moaning about their troubles, and the lower classes are arrogant and think they own the Earth.
J. Miller: I thought it was the other way round.
Bridie Quilty: My aunt runs a servants' registry office.
J. Miller: Ah!
Bridie Quilty: There's no "ah" about it. She hates the whole lot of them, and so do I. My father fought for Ireland against the English in 1916, and if I ever get the chance I shall do the same.
J. Miller: For a subject of a neutral country, aren't you being a little belligerent?
Bridie Quilty: There's nothing belligerent about it. It's entirely a question of which side I'm neutral on.
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