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:

[as Stanley's friends gather to play poker]
Stella: The blind are leading the blind!


Stella: You think you're going bowling now?


Stella: Mr. Kowalski is too busy making a pig of himself... Your face and your fingers are disgustingly greasy.


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Kim Hunter Facts
Joined a repertory group called "Theatre of Fifteen." It disbanded in 1942 when WWII took away most of its male members.

Mother of two children: Kathryn and Sean. Kathrin, from her first marriage with Marine Captain William A. Baldwin, and later, she was adopted and took the last name Emmett from her mother's second husband, stage actor Robert Emmett; she used to ride on the handlebars of Marlon Brando's motorcycle, and became a judge and a mother of four. Sean Emmett, born 1954, is a rock musician (Mainstream, Sienna).

Political activist, she signed several civil rights petitions and was a sponsor of a 1949 World Peace Conference in New York - which triggered her label of being a Communist sympathizer, for which she was blacklisted in films and TV even though she never even held pro-Communist views. Her testimony to the New York Supreme Court in 1962 against the publishers of "Red Channels" helped pave the way for clearance of many performers unjustly accused of Communist connections.

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