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Kim Hunter Overview:

Legendary actress, Kim Hunter, was born Janet Cole on Nov 12, 1922 in Detroit, MI. Hunter died at the age of 79 on Sep 11, 2002 in New York City, NY .

HONORS and AWARDS:

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Kim Hunter was nominated for one Academy Award, winning for Best Supporting Actress for A Streetcar Named Desire (as Stella Kowalski) in 1951.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1951Best Supporting ActressA Streetcar Named Desire (1951)Stella KowalskiWon
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She was honored with two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the categories of Motion Pictures and Television.

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Kim Hunter Quotes:

Stanley Kowalski: [sarcastically: picking up Blanche's tiara] Well what is that? A crown for an empress?
Stella: A rhinestone tiara she wore to a costume ball!
Stanley Kowalski: [serious] What is rhinestone?
Stella: Next door to glass.


Mary Gibson: I feel like an idiot fainting in a stranger's office.


Stella: I never listen to you when you're being morbid.


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Kim Hunter Facts
An agent for David O. Selznick saw her in a stage production of "Arsenic and Old Lace" at the Pasadena Playhouse and signed her to a seven-year contract. Selznick suggested she change her first name to "Kim" and a RKO secretary suggested the last name of "Hunter". A few years later, Irene Mayer Selznick, David's ex-wife by then, recommended Kim for the role of "Stella" in A Streetcar Named Desire (1951).

A one-time student of the Pasadena Playhouse, she was appearing in a 1942 production of "Arsenic and Old Lace" when she was discovered for film by a David O. Selznick talent representative. Kim was signed by RKO.

Won the Critics Circle and Donaldson awards for her 1947-1948 Broadway debut performance as Stella in "A Streetcar Named Desire".

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