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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: Tea and Sympathy. Drama. Written by Robert Anderson. Lighting and Scenic Design by Jo Mielziner. Directed by Elia Kazan. Ethel Barrymore Theatre (moved to The Longacre Theatre from 9 Feb 1955- 9 Apr 1955, then moved to The 48th Street Theatre from 11 Apr 1955- close): 30 Sep 1953- 18 Jun 1955 (712 performances). Cast: Deborah ... 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'm almost hysterical at the thought of making people cry with joy 30-odd years after ]Cary Grant] and I did our stuff. I've certainly shed tears at An Affair to Remember (1957), even though I know all the tricks of movie magic that went into it. Believe me, Cary and I knew how to kiss. When we did a love scene, we may not have been trying to swallow each other but, for those brief moments, we ... See more »


She is mother-in-law of actor John Shrapnel, who married her daughter, Francesca Shrapnel. She is, thus, also the grandmother of writer Joe Shrapnel and actors Lex Shrapnel & Tom Shrapnel. See more »


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


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