Deborah Kerr

Deborah Kerr

Highest Rated: 100% Black Narcissus (1947)

Lowest Rated: 8% 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
The Innocents
Julius Caesar
The King and I
Major Barbara
King Solomon's Mines
The Grass Is Greener

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Reunion at Fairborough Sally Wells Grant (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Assam Garden Helen (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet 86% A Woman of Substance Unknown (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet 63% Witness for the Prosecution Nurse Plimsoll (Character) - 1982
8% 64% The Arrangement Florence Anderson (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet 45% The Gypsy Moths Elizabeth Brandon (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet 43% Prudence and the Pill Prudence Hardcastle (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet 57% Eye of the Devil Catherine de Montfaucon (Character) - 1967
27% 34% Casino Royale Agent Mimi/Lady Fiona McTarry (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 49% Marriage on the Rocks Valerie Edwards (Character) - 1965
71% 77% The Chalk Garden Miss Madrigal (Character) - 1964
73% 85% The Night of the Iguana Hannah Jelkes (Character) - 1964
95% 86% The Innocents Miss Giddens (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet 53% The Naked Edge Martha Radcliffe (Character) - 1961
75% 63% The Sundowners Ida Carmody (Character) - 1960
88% 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 57% Beloved Infidel Sheilah Graham (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet 79% The Journey Diana Ashmore (Character) - 1959
86% 68% Bonjour Tristesse Anne Larson (Character) - 1958
65% 75% Separate Tables Sibyl Railton-Bell (Character) - 1958
80% 81% Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison Sister Angela (Character) - 1957
65% 87% An Affair to Remember Terry McKay (Character) - 1957
82% 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 No Score Yet Thunder in the East Joan Willoughby (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet 55% Young Bess Catherine Parr (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet 59% Dream Wife Effie (Character) - 1953
88% 84% From Here to Eternity Karen Holmes (Character) - 1953
95% 81% Julius Caesar Portia (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet 61% The Prisoner of Zenda Princess Flavia (Character) - 1952
83% 73% Quo Vadis? Lygia (Character) - 1951
92% 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 53% If Winter Comes Nona Tybar (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet 55% 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 67% Vacation From Marriage Catherine Wilson (Character) - 1945
97% 91% 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