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      Deborah Kerr

      Deborah Kerr

      Highest Rated: 100% Black Narcissus (1947)

      Lowest Rated: 15% The Arrangement (1969)

      Birthday: Sep 30, 1921

      Birthplace: Helensburgh, Scotland, UK

      Known as "The English Rose," lovely, red-haired Deborah Kerr - "It Rhymes with Star!" as MGM memorably proclaimed in her introduction to American audiences - was the distinguished Scotland native who perfectly embodied the attributes of genteel grace and beauty for generations of moviegoers. Following a brief career in ballet and some repertory work in various productions of Shakespeare, she first gained attention in "Major Barbara" (1941) and demonstrated the screen presence of a natural star in Michael Powell's Technicolor masterpieces "The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp" (1943) and "Black Narcissus" (1947). Lured to Hollywood, Kerr graced event movies like "King Solomon's Mines" (1950) and "Quo Vadis" (1951), but it was her dramatic work in "Julius Caesar" (1953) and unexpected display of anger and sensuality in "From Here to Eternity" (1953) that confirmed her full range as a performer. While she sometimes bristled at being cast so often as the prim and proper lady, audiences loved her as those characters, never more so than in the musical "The King and I" (1956), one of her most enduringly popular vehicles, along with the romance perennial "An Affair to Remember" (1957). Admired in the industry for her talent and professionalism, and able to excel at playing everything from nuns to slaves, Kerr emerged as one of the finest and classiest leading ladies of her day.

      Highest rated movies

      Black Narcissus
      The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp
      Julius Caesar
      The Innocents
      The King and I
      King Solomon's Mines
      Major Barbara
      The Grass Is Greener

      Photos

      THUNDER IN THE EAST, Deborah Kerr, 1952 THE GYPSY MOTHS, from left: Burt Lancaster, Deborah Kerr, 1969 THE ARRANGEMENT, Harold Gould, Kirk Douglas, Deborah Kerr, 1969 YOUNG BESS, Deborah Kerr, 1953 PERFECT STRANGERS, (aka VACATION FROM MARRIAGE), Deborah Kerr, 1945 THE END OF THE AFFAIR, Deborah Kerr, 195 THE ARRANGEMENT, Deborah Kerr, Kirk Douglas, 1969 THE GYPSY MOTHS, Deborah Kerr, 1969 FROM HERE TO ETERNITY, Frank Sinatra, Deborah Kerr, Burt Lancaster, James Jones, Fred Zinnemann, 1953 AN AFFAIR TO REMEMBER, Deborah Kerr, wardrobe test for Charles Le Maire gown, 1957, TM & Copyright ©20th Century Fox Film Corp THE ARRANGEMENT, Deborah Kerr, 1969 THE ARRANGEMENT, Deborah Kerr, 1969 BONJOUR TRISTESSE, Deborah Kerr, 1958 CASINO ROYALE, Deborah Kerr, 1967 THE CHALK GARDEN, from left, Deborah Kerr, director Ronald Neame, on-set, in Elstree Studios, 1964 THE END OF THE AFFAIR, Deborah Kerr, 1955 COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS, Deborah Kerr, in a black chiffon gown by Helen Rose, 1959 COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS, Deborah Kerr, in a petal-pink satin gown by Helen Rose, 1959 EYE OF THE DEVIL, Deborah Kerr, 1966 COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS, from left, Deborah Kerr, Maurice Chevalier, 1959

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet 100% Reunion at Fairborough Sally Wells Grant (Character) - 1985
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Assam Garden Helen (Character) - 1985
      No Score Yet 87% A Woman of Substance Unknown (Character) - 1984
      No Score Yet 63% Witness for the Prosecution Nurse Plimsoll (Character) - 1982
      15% 63% The Arrangement Florence Anderson (Character) - 1969
      No Score Yet 42% The Gypsy Moths Elizabeth Brandon (Character) - 1969
      No Score Yet 47% Prudence and the Pill Prudence Hardcastle (Character) - 1968
      No Score Yet 57% Eye of the Devil Catherine de Montfaucon (Character) - 1967
      26% 34% Casino Royale Agent Mimi/Lady Fiona McTarry (Character) - 1967
      No Score Yet 51% Marriage on the Rocks Valerie Edwards (Character) - 1965
      71% 77% The Chalk Garden Miss Madrigal (Character) - 1964
      75% 85% The Night of the Iguana Hannah Jelkes (Character) - 1964
      95% 86% The Innocents Miss Giddens (Character) - 1961
      No Score Yet 55% The Naked Edge Martha Radcliffe (Character) - 1961
      79% 64% The Sundowners Ida Carmody (Character) - 1960
      89% 64% The Grass Is Greener Hilary Rhyall (Character) - 1960
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Count Your Blessings Grace Allingham (Character) - 1959
      No Score Yet 55% Beloved Infidel Sheilah Graham (Character) - 1959
      No Score Yet 76% The Journey Diana Ashmore (Character) - 1959
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Rojo Atardecer Unknown (Character) - 1959
      67% 76% Separate Tables Sibyl Railton-Bell (Character) - 1958
      88% 68% Bonjour Tristesse Anne Larson (Character) - 1958
      83% 82% Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison Sister Angela (Character) - 1957
      67% 87% An Affair to Remember Terry McKay (Character) - 1957
      83% 76% Tea and Sympathy Laura Reynolds (Character) - 1956
      93% 83% The King and I Anna Leonowens (Character) - 1956
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Proud and Profane Lee Ashley (Character) - 1956
      80% 58% The End of the Affair Sarah Miles (Character) - 1955
      No Score Yet 52% Young Bess Catherine Parr (Character) - 1953
      No Score Yet 60% Dream Wife Effie (Character) - 1953
      88% 84% From Here to Eternity Karen Holmes (Character) - 1953
      96% 81% Julius Caesar Portia (Character) - 1953
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Thunder in the East Joan Willoughby (Character) - 1953
      No Score Yet 63% The Prisoner of Zenda Princess Flavia (Character) - 1952
      84% 73% Quo Vadis? Lygia (Character) - 1951
      93% 59% King Solomon's Mines Elizabeth Curtis (Character) - 1950
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Please Believe Me Alison Kirbe (Character) - 1950
      No Score Yet 48% Edward, My Son Evelyn Boult (Character) - 1949
      No Score Yet 56% If Winter Comes Nona Tybar (Character) - 1948
      60% 56% The Hucksters Kay Dorrance (Character) - 1947
      100% 88% Black Narcissus Sister Clodagh (Character) - 1947
      80% 77% The Adventuress Bridie Quilty (Character) - 1946
      No Score Yet 62% Vacation From Marriage Catherine Wilson (Character) - 1945
      97% 90% The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp Edith Hunter/Barbara Wynne/Johnny Cannon (Character) - 1943
      No Score Yet 45% The Day Will Dawn Kari Alstad (Character) - 1942
      93% 55% Major Barbara Jenny Hill (Character) - 1941
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hatters Castle Mary Brodie (Character) - 1941
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Courageous Mr. Penn Gulielma Maria Springett (Character) - 1941
      No Score Yet 67% Love on the Dole Sally (Character) - 1941

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Talking Pictures Guest 2014
      No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1953