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Deborah Kerr (1921–2007)

Deborah Kerr was born on 30 September 1921 in Helensburgh, Scotland, the daughter of Captain Arthur Kerr-Trimmer. She was educated at Northumberland House, Clifton, Bristol. She first performed at the Open Air Theatre in Regent's Park, London. She subsequently performed with the Oxford Repertory Company 1939-40. Her first appearance on the West ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 6 Oscars. Another 14 wins & 20 nominations. See more awards »

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 1986 Hold the Dream (TV Movie)
Emma Harte
 1986 Ann and Debbie (TV Movie)
 1985 The Assam Garden
 1985 Reunion at Fairborough (TV Movie)
Sally Wells Grant
 1985 A Woman of Substance (TV Mini-Series)
Emma Harte
- Episode #1.3 (1985) ... Emma Harte
- Episode #1.2 (1985) ... Emma Harte (credit only)
- Episode #1.1 (1985) ... Emma Harte
 1969 The Arrangement
Florence Anderson
 1969 The Gypsy Moths
Elizabeth Brandon
 1968 Prudence and the Pill
Prudence Hardcastle
 1966 Eye of the Devil
Catherine de Montfaucon
 1963 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
- Three Roads to Rome (1963) ... Moira
 1961 The Naked Edge
Martha Radcliffe
 1960 The Grass Is Greener
Lady Hilary Rhyall
 1959 Beloved Infidel
Sheilah Graham
 1959 Count Your Blessings
Grace Allingham
 1959 The Journey
Diana Ashmore
 1956 The Proud and Profane
Lee Ashley
 1953 Dream Wife
 1951 Thunder in the East
Joan Willoughby
 1951 Quo Vadis
 1943 The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp
Edith Hunter / Barbara Wynne / Johnny Cannon
 1942 The Avengers
Kari Alstad
 1942 A.J. Cronin's Hatter's Castle
Mary Brodie
 1942 Courageous Mr. Penn
Gulielma Maria Springett
 1940 Blackout
Cigarette Girl (scenes deleted)
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Stage Play: Seascape by Edward Albee on Broadway. See more »

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3 Print Biographies | 14 Articles | 5 Pictorials | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


5' 6" (1.68 m)

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I am really rather like a beautiful Jersey cow, I have the same pathetic droop to the corners of my eyes. See more »


Maureen O'Hara was originally meant to play her role in The King and I (1956), but Yul Brynner specifically asked for Deborah. See more »


Refined and repressed characters who go through harrowing emotional experiences See more »


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