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Scottish film and television actress

Deborah Kerr is ...

Dead
Born 30 Sep 1921 in Helensburgh
Died 16 Oct 2007 in Suffolk
Age86 years
CauseParkinson's disease
Correction?
Deborah Kerr
Deborah Kerr
Deborah Kerr in London

About Deborah Kerr

Deborah Kerr CBE (; born Deborah Jane Kerr-Trimmer; 30 September 1921 – 16 October 2007) was a Scottish film, theatre and television actress. During her career, she won a Golden Globe for her performance as Anna Leonowens in the motion picture The King and I (1956) and the Sarah Siddons Award for her performance as Laura Reynolds in the play Tea and Sympathy (a role she originated on Broadway). She was also a three-time winner of the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress. Kerr was nominated six times for the Academy Award for Best Actress, more than any other actress without ever winning. In 1994, however, having already received honorary awards from the Cannes Film Festival and BAFTA, she received an Academy Honorary Award with a citation recognising her as "an artist of impeccable grace and beauty, a dedicated actress whose motion picture career has always stood for perfection, discipline and elegance". As well as The King and I, her films include An Affair to Remember; From Here to Eternity; Quo Vadis; The Innocents; Black Narcissus; Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison; King Solomon's Mines; The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp; The Sundowners and Separate Tables.

Death

Kerr died aged 86 on 16 October 2007 at Botesdale, a village in county of Suffolk, England, from the effects of Parkinson's disease. Less than three weeks later on 4 November, her husband Peter Viertel died of cancer. At the time of Viertel's death, director Michael Scheingraber was filming the documentary Peter Viertel: Between the Lines, which would include reminiscences concerning Kerr and the Academy Awards. Kerr's body was buried in the graveyard of St. Mary's Church, Redgrave.

Films

Deborah Kerr has worked on the following films:

Quo Vadis
1951 American film by Mervyn LeRoy
1951
The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp
1943 film by Emeric Pressburger, Michael Powell
1943
Julius Caesar
1953 film by Joseph L. Mankiewicz
1953
Black Narcissus
1947 film by Emeric Pressburger, Michael Powell
1947
The Hucksters
1947 film by Jack Conway
1947
The Sundowners
1960 film by Fred Zinnemann
1960
An Affair to Remember
1957 film by Leo McCarey
1957
The Night of the Iguana
1964 film by John Huston
1964
The Proud and Profane
1956 film by George Seaton
1956
King Solomon's Mines
1950 film
1950
Eye of the Devil
1966 film by J. Lee Thompson
1966
Young Bess
1953 film by George Sidney
1953
The Prisoner of Zenda
1952 film by Richard Thorpe
1952
Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison
1957 film by John Huston
1957
Separate Tables
1958 film by Delbert Mann
1958
The Gypsy Moths
1969 film by John Frankenheimer
1969
Tea and Sympathy
1956 film by Vincente Minnelli
1956
I See a Dark Stranger
1946 film by Frank Launder
1946
If Winter Comes
1947 film by Victor Saville
1947
Edward, My Son
1950 film by George Cukor
1950
The Day Will Dawn
1942 film by Harold French
1942
Perfect Strangers
1945 British drama film
1945
The Arrangement
1969 film directed by Elia Kazan
1969
Bonjour tristesse
1958 American film by Otto Preminger
1958
Prudence and the Pill
1968 film by Ronald Neame, Fielder Cook
1968
The Naked Edge
1961 thriller film
1961
The Journey
1959 American drama film by Anatole Litvak
1959
Dream Wife
1953 film by Sidney Sheldon
1953
Marriage on the Rocks
1965 film by Jack Donohue
1965
The Chalk Garden
1964 film by Ronald Neame
1964
Penn of Pennsylvania
1941 film by Lance Comfort
1941
Please Believe Me
1950 film by Norman Taurog
1950
Thunder in the East
1952 film by Charles Vidor
1952
The End of the Affair
1955 film by Edward Dmytryk
1955
Beloved Infidel
1959 film by Henry King
1959
Hatter's Castle
1942 film by Lance Comfort
1942
The Grass Is Greener
1960 film by Stanley Donen
1960
Major Barbara
1941 film by Gabriel Pascal
1941
Count Your Blessings
1959 film by Jean Negulesco
1959
The Assam Garden
1985
Love on the Dole
1941 film by John Baxter
1941
The Love Goddesses
1965 film by Saul J. Turell
1965
Nearest to Heaven
2002 film by Tonie Marshall
2002