Authored autobiographical cookbook, "Loose in the Kitchen."
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[on being known as an actress rather than a star] That's fairly accurate, I think, for a great number of us. Becoming a star wouldn't have bothered me, but what is a star? A star isn't anything. An actor acts. That's the important thing.
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