(1/74) Radio: Performed in the "CBS Radio Mystery Theater" radio drama episode "Lost Dog."
5' 3½" (1.61 m)
Did You Know?
[about her Oscar-winning role in A Streetcar Named Desire
(1951)] It was not at all certain I would do the movie. As a matter of fact, I had to test for it twice. First, I did a film test in New York with Elia Kazan
. Then I got a call telling me to come to California for another test. They weren't happy with my hair. Vivien Leigh
was going to wear a blonde wig, and for some reason they wanted me ...
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