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Remembering Deborah Kerr

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.

With David Niven in Separate Tables
Remembering Deborah Kerr
With Robert Mitchum in The Sundowners
Remembering Deborah Kerr
With Burt Lancaster in From Here to Eternity

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.”


From Here to Eternity (1953)