Deborah Kerr Movies List

Deborah Kerr
Deborah Kerr
Helensburgh, Scotland, UK

Actor Deborah Kerr Filmography

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L.A. Confidential
L.A. Confidential ( English )
Director: Curtis Hanson , Linda Montanti , Beth Jochem Besterveld
Music Director: Jerry Goldsmith
Release date: 19-09-1997
Witness for the Prosecution
Director: Alan Gibson
Music Director: John Cameron
Release date: 04-12-1982
The Arrangement
The Arrangement ( English )
Artist: Kirk Douglas , Faye Dunaway , Deborah Kerr , Richard Boone , Hume Cronyn
Music Director: David Amram
Release date: 18-11-1969
The Gypsy Moths
The Gypsy Moths ( English )
Artist: Burt Lancaster , Deborah Kerr , Gene Hackman , Scott Wilson
Director: John Frankenheimer
Release date: 29-08-1969
Casino Royale
Casino Royale ( English )
Artist: David Niven , Peter Sellers , Ursula Andress , Orson Welles , Joanna Pettet
Music Director: Burt Bacharach
Release date: 13-04-1967
Eye of the Devil
Eye of the Devil ( English )
Director: J. Lee Thompson
Music Director: Gary McFarland
Release date: 01-07-1966
The Love Goddesses
The Love Goddesses ( English )
Director: Saul J. Turrell
Release date: 03-03-1965
La noche de la iguana
La noche de la iguana ( English )
Artist: Richard Burton , Ava Gardner , Deborah Kerr , Sue Lyon , Skip Ward
Director: John Huston
Music Director: Benjamin Frankel
Release date: 06-08-1964
The Chalk Garden
The Chalk Garden ( English )
Artist: Deborah Kerr , Hayley Mills , John Mills , Edith Evans , Felix Aylmer
Director: Ronald Neame
Music Director: Malcolm Arnold
Release date: 02-04-1964
The Innocents
The Innocents ( English )
Director: Jack Clayton
Music Director: Georges Auric
Release date: 25-12-1961
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Deborah Kerr Biography

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 Sympathy (1956)). That same year she played one of her best-remembered screen roles, "Mrs. Anna" in The King and I (1956). More success followed in Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison (1957), An Affair to Remember (1957), Separate Tables (1958), The Sundowners (1960), The Innocents (1961) and The Night of the Iguana (1964). Then in 1968 she suddenly quit movies, appalled by the explicit sex and violence of the day. After some stage and TV work in the 1970s and 1980s and swan song performances in The Assam Garden (1985) and Hold the Dream (1986), she retired from acting altogether. Kerr holds the record for the most Academy Award nominations for Best Actress without a win (six), but that was made up for in 1994, when she was given an Honorary Oscar for her screen achievements. Date of Death 16 October 2007, Botesdale, Suffolk, England  (complications from Parkinson's disease)

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