Remembering Deborah Kerr
September 30, 1921 — October 16, 2007 (86)
Nominated six times for Best Actress Oscar but never took one home — most ever without a win
The Scottish born actress had a remarkable career in the theater — from London’s West End to Broadway — and scores of movies and TV roles.
Every role she excelled in, from a shy spinster in Separate Tables with David Niven, to a tough Aussie in The Sundowners with Robert Mitchum, to a sexy mistress in From Here to Eternity with Burt Lancaster.
The stage was always her main love, she said, even though it scared her to death.
“It’s an unbelievable terror, a kind of masochistic madness. The older you get, the easier it should be but it isn’t.”
ONE OF HER BEST ROLES
From Here to Eternity (1953)