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Kim Hunter

Highest Rated:   100% The Swimmer (1968)
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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

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
96% Cameraman: The Life And Work Of Jack Cardiff
  • Actor
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
48% Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
  • Betty Harty
1997
55% Two Evil Eyes
  • Mrs. Poe
1990
No Score Yet Skokie
  • Actor
1990
No Score Yet Cross of Fire
  • Actor
1989
No Score Yet 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
No Score Yet 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
41% Beneath The Planet Of The Apes
  • Zira
1970
100% The Swimmer
  • Betty Graham
1968
90% Planet of the Apes
  • Dr. Zira
1968
100% Lilith
  • Dr. Bea Brice
1964
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
85% A Canterbury Tale
  • Johnson's Girl
1949
95% 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
92% The Seventh Victim
  • Mary Gibson
1943

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