Deborah Kerr

  • Birth Name: Deborah Jane Kerr-Trimmer
  • Birth Place: Helensburgh, Scotland
  • Died: October 16, 2007
  • Profession: Actor
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Fast Facts

  • Abandoned ballet dancing to focus on an acting career.
  • Made her screen debut in a bit part in 1940's Contraband; first big breakout role was 1947's Black Narcissus.
  • Perhaps best known for her iconic beach scene with Burt Lancaster in From Here to Eternity (1953).
  • Her singing role was famously dubbed by Marni Nixon in The King and I.
  • Honored as a Commander of the British Empire in 1998.

Awards

  • 1985, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Special: Nominee
  • 1950, Golden Globe — Actress in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 1957, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: Winner
  • 1949, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 1953, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 1965, BAFTA Film Awards — Best British Actress: Nominee
  • 1991, BAFTA Film Awards — Special Award (Film): Winner
  • 1957, Golden Globe — Actress in a Leading Role - Musical or Comedy: Winner
  • 1956, BAFTA Film Awards — Best British Actress: Nominee
  • 1958, BAFTA Film Awards — Best British Actress: Nominee
  • 1956, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 1962, BAFTA Film Awards — Best British Actress: Nominee
  • 1959, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama: Nominee
  • 1960, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 1958, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 1958, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama: Nominee
  • 1957, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 1993, Oscar — Honorary Award: Winner
  • 1959, Golden Globe — Henrietta Award (World Film Favorites): Winner

Relationships

  • Phyllis Smale — Aunt
  • Peter Viertel — Husband
  • Kathleen "Colleen" Trimmer — Mother
  • Anthony Bartley — Ex-husband
  • Melanie Jane Bartley — Daughter
  • Francesca Ann Shrapnel — Daughter
  • Arthur Kerr-Trimmer — Father
  • Edmund "Teddy" Trimmer — Brother

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