Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Deborah Kerr, Redhead of the Week

Deborah Kerr was borne Deborah Jane Kerr-Trimmer in 1921. Her most famous films were The King and I, An Affair to Remember, From Here to Eternity, Heaven Knows, Mr Allison and Separate Tables, although some fans would say her career boils down to this shot in From Here to Eternity (1953). It helped win her an Oscar nomination for Best Actress, and The American Film Institute acknowledged the iconic status of this scene by naming it one of "AFI's top 100 Most Romantic Films" of all time.

She and Burt Lancaster make love on a Hawaii beach amidst the crashing waves. Hot stuff for 1953.

Although the Scottish pronunciation of her surname usually sounds like "care," when she was being promoted as a Hollywood actress, Louis B. Mayer decided "Kerr rhymes with Star!"

At the age of 46, she starred in Casino Royale, achieving the distinction of being the oldest Bond Girl in any James Bond film.

Kerr was the patron of Great Britain's National Society for Clean Air and Environmental Protection from 1992 until her death from the effects of Parkinson's disease on October 16, 2007 at the age of 86 in the village of Botesdale, Suffolk, England.

Deborah Kerr was nominated six times for Best Actress but never won.

Thanks to Deborah and Wikipedia

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