Appeared (as "Stella") in the original Broadway production of Tennessee Williams
' "A Streetcar Named Desire". NOTE: She won the Critics Circle and Donaldson awards
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[about Marlon Brando
] The great thing about Marlon is his incredible sense of truth--he may make some bad choices in the roles he does, but the one thing he cannot be is false. I think that's why he didn't like acting very much, because it always drew up painful things from within him about his life that he then transferred to his character. But to work with that great sense of truth was simply ...
An agent for David O. Selznick
saw her in a stage production of "Arsenic and Old Lace" at the Pasadena Playhouse and signed her to a seven-year contract. Selznick suggested she change her first name to "Kim" and a RKO secretary suggested the last name of "Hunter". A few years later, Irene Mayer Selznick
, David's ex-wife by then, recommended Kim for the role of "Stella" in A Streetcar Named Desire