Kim Hunter

Highest Rated: 100% The Swimmer (1968)
Birthday: Nov 12, 1922
Birthplace: Not Available
Born Janet Cole, American actress Kim Hunter trained at the Actors Studio. At age 17, she debuted onscreen in The Seventh Victim (1943) before appearing in several subpar films. Her popularity was renewed with her appearance in the British fantasy A Matter of Life and Death (1946), and, in 1947, she created the role of Stella Kowalski on Broadway in Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire, reprising the role in the 1951 film version, for which she won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar. But her career was dealt a terrible blow when her name appeared without cause in Red Channels, a Red-scare pamphlet during the McCarthy Era, and she was blacklisted. Several years later, she was called as the star witness in a court case instigated by another Red Channels victim, and her testimony discredited the publication and made it possible for dozens of other performers to reclaim their careers. She returned to films sporadically after this, and also did much work on stage and television; among her roles was appearing as a female ape in three Planet of the Apes films. She also wrote Loose in the Kitchen, a combination autobiography-cookbook. Hunter was married to writer Robert Emmett from 1951 until her death in 2002.

Highest Rated Movies



96% Cameraman: The Life And Work Of Jack Cardiff Actor $20.5K 2011
No Score Yet The Hiding Place Actor 2003
No Score Yet Bailando con el Alma Elsa Lindepu 2001
No Score Yet Here's to Life Nelly Ormand 2000
60% Behind the Planet of the Apes Actor 1998
57% A Price Above Rubies Rebbitzn 1998
49% Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil Betty Harty 1997
No Score Yet Bloodlines: Murder in the Family Vera Woodman 1993
59% Two Evil Eyes Mrs. Poe 1990
No Score Yet Cross of Fire Actor 1989
40% The Kindred Amanda Hollins 1987
No Score Yet Three Sovereigns for Sarah Mary Easty 1985
No Score Yet Private Sessions Actor 1985
No Score Yet Skokie Bertha Feldman 1981
No Score Yet Backstairs at the White House Actor 1979
No Score Yet Dark August The Good Witch 1976
60% Bad Ronald Elaine Wilby 1974
No Score Yet Born Innocent Mrs. Parker 1974
No Score Yet Jennifer on My Mind Walker's Mother 1972
78% Escape from the Planet of the Apes Zira 1971
No Score Yet In Search of America Actor 1971
38% Beneath The Planet Of The Apes Zira 1970
100% The Swimmer Betty Graham 1968
88% Planet of the Apes Dr. Zira 1968
100% Lilith Dr. Bea Brice 1964
No Score Yet Money, Women and Guns Mary Kingman 1958
No Score Yet Comedian Actor 1957
No Score Yet Storm Center Martha Lockridge 1956
No Score Yet Playhouse 90 Grace Carney 1956
No Score Yet Anything Can Happen Helen Watson 1952
No Score Yet Deadline - U.S.A. Nora 1952
No Score Yet A Streetcar Named Desire: Digital Restovation Actor 1951
98% A Streetcar Named Desire Stella Kowalski 1951
92% A Canterbury Tale Johnson's Girl 1949
97% Stairway to Heaven (A Matter of Life and Death) June 1947
No Score Yet Betrayed Mildred Baxter 1944
No Score Yet Tender Comrade Dori 1943
93% The Seventh Victim Mary Gibson 1943


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  • 1990
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Mrs. Brockelman
  • 1979
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Joanna Athena
  • 1974
No Score Yet Marcus Welby, M.D.
  • 1973
No Score Yet Mission: Impossible
Hannah O'Connel
  • 1973
No Score Yet Columbo
Edna Mathews
  • 1971
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
Bea Colter
  • 1971
No Score Yet Bonanza
Ada Halle
  • 1968
No Score Yet Rawhide
  • 1959