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Birth information

30 September 1921 Hillhead, Glasgow, Scotland, UK

Death information

16 October 2007 Botesdale, Suffolk, England, UK

Given Name

Deborah Jane Kerr-Trimmer

Nickname

The English Rose

How tall is Deborah Kerr?

1.68 m

Who is(are) his/her spouse(s)?

Peter Viertel
Anthony C. Bartley

Life Story of Deborah Kerr

Born Deborah Jane Kerr-Trimmer in Scotland in 1921, she was the daughter of a soldier who had been gassed in World War I. A shy, insecure child, she found an outlet for expressing her feelings in acting. Her aunt, a radio star, got her some stage work when she was a teenager, and she came to the attention of British film producer Gabriel Pascal, who cast her in his film of George Bernard Shaw's "Major Barbara" (Major Barbara (1941)) and Love on the Dole (1941). She quickly became a star of the British cinema, playing such diverse roles as the three women in The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943) and the nun in Black Narcissus (1947). In 1947 she "crossed the pond" and came to MGM, where she found success in films like The Hucksters (1947), Edward, My Son (1949) and Quo Vadis (1951). After a while, however, she tired of playing prim-and-proper English ladies, so she made the most of the role of the adulteress who romps on the beach with Burt Lancaster in From Here to Eternity (1953). The film was a success, and Kerr received her second Oscar nomination. She also achieved success on the Broadway stage in "Tea and Sympathy," reprising her role in the 1956 film version (Tea and...

Significant features of Deborah Kerr

Playing 'classic' English ladies
Delicately pretty looks
Refined and repressed characters who go through harrowing emotional experiences

How much money has Deborah Kerr earned?

The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943) £5,000
The Night of the Iguana (1964) $250,000

Publications and Magazines about Deborah Kerr

Michelangelo Capua Deborah Kerr: A Biography. 2010
Eric Braun Deborah Kerr. 1978
Eric Braun Deborah Kerr. 1977

What movies did Deborah Kerr play or participate?

Actors Filmography
Hold the Dream (1987) Emma Harte, Ann and Debbie (1986) Ann, The Assam Garden (1985) Helen, Reunion at Fairborough (1985) Sally Wells Grant, A Woman of Substance (1985) Emma Harte, Witness for the Prosecution (1982) Nurse Plimsoll, BBC2 Playhouse (1982) Carlotta Gray, The Arrangement (1969) Florence Anderson, The Gypsy Moths (1969) Elizabeth Brandon, Prudence and the Pill (1968) Prudence Hardcastle, Eye of the Devil (1967) Catherine de Montfaucon, Casino Royale (1967) Agent Mimi, Marriage on the Rocks (1965) Valerie Edwards, The Night of the Iguana (1964)...

Birth information

30 September 1921 Hillhead, Glasgow, Scotland, UK

Death information

16 October 2007 Botesdale, Suffolk, England, UK

Given Name

Deborah Jane Kerr-Trimmer

Nickname

The English Rose

How tall is Deborah Kerr?

1.68 m

Who is(are) his/her spouse(s)?

Peter Viertel
Anthony C. Bartley

Life Story of Deborah Kerr

Born Deborah Jane Kerr-Trimmer in Scotland in 1921, she was the daughter of a soldier who had been gassed in World War I. A shy, insecure child, she found an outlet for expressing her feelings in acting. Her aunt, a radio star, got her some stage work when she was a teenager, and she came to the attention of British film producer Gabriel Pascal, who cast her in his film of George Bernard Shaw's "Major Barbara" (Major Barbara (1941)) and Love on the Dole (1941). She quickly became a star of the British cinema, playing such diverse roles as the three women in The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943) and the nun in Black Narcissus (1947). In 1947 she "crossed the pond" and came to MGM, where she found success in films like The Hucksters (1947), Edward, My Son (1949) and Quo Vadis (1951). After a while, however, she tired of playing prim-and-proper English ladies, so she made the most of the role of the adulteress who romps on the beach with Burt Lancaster in From Here to Eternity (1953). The film was a success, and Kerr received her second Oscar nomination. She also achieved success on the Broadway stage in "Tea and Sympathy," reprising her role in the 1956 film version (Tea and...

Significant features of Deborah Kerr

Playing 'classic' English ladies
Delicately pretty looks
Refined and repressed characters who go through harrowing emotional experiences

How much money has Deborah Kerr earned?

The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943) £5,000
The Night of the Iguana (1964) $250,000

Publications and Magazines about Deborah Kerr

Michelangelo Capua Deborah Kerr: A Biography. 2010
Eric Braun Deborah Kerr. 1978
Eric Braun Deborah Kerr. 1977

What movies did Deborah Kerr play or participate?

Actors Filmography
Hold the Dream (1987) Emma Harte, Ann and Debbie (1986) Ann, The Assam Garden (1985) Helen, Reunion at Fairborough (1985) Sally Wells Grant, A Woman of Substance (1985) Emma Harte, Witness for the Prosecution (1982) Nurse Plimsoll, BBC2 Playhouse (1982) Carlotta Gray, The Arrangement (1969) Florence Anderson, The Gypsy Moths (1969) Elizabeth Brandon, Prudence and the Pill (1968) Prudence Hardcastle, Eye of the Devil (1967) Catherine de Montfaucon, Casino Royale (1967) Agent Mimi, Marriage on the Rocks (1965) Valerie Edwards, The Night of the Iguana (1964)...

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Deborah Kerr in Leben und Sterben des Colonel Blimp (1943)

Similar to her losing streak at the Oscars, she was finally awarded a BAFTA "Special Award" in 1991 after being nominated four times. She did, however, win the New York Film Critics Award three times and the Golden Globe Award for The King and I (1956).

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Deborah Kerr in Leben und Sterben des Colonel Blimp (1943)

Her last public appearance was in 1994 when she was awarded an honorary Oscar after six failed nominations over the years. Along with Thelma Ritter, she is one of the few actresses to have received six nominations and not have won an Oscar. On Oscar evening, Glenn Close presented a special tribute to her work, and the Oscar audience watched clips of her films to music. She then appeared from behind the screen, obviously frail, in a blue pastel trouser suit and received a standing ovation from her peers. A life-long shy person, she said, "I have never been so terrified in my life, but I feel better now because I know that I am among friends. Thank you for giving me a happy life." Following this, there was another standing ovation and she left the stage, her exit becoming her last official goodbye to Hollywood. Ironically, Close herself has since passed Kerr with seven nominations and Ritter's record, receiving six nominations with--so far--no wins.

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