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Deborah Kerr

Michelangelo Capua

Deborah Kerr

a biography

by Michelangelo Capua

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Published by McFarland & Co., Publishers in Jefferson, N.C .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Actors,
  • Biography

  • Edition Notes

    StatementMichelangelo Capua
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPN2598.K627 C37 2010
    The Physical Object
    Paginationviii, 216 p. :
    Number of Pages216
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24791776M
    ISBN 109780786458820
    LC Control Number2010031960

    Later that year, as a Roman Catholic widow in The Proud and the Profane, she was seduced by William Holden; and in Tea and Sympathy alsoas the wife of a neglectful housemaster, she in turn was the seducer, of one of her husband's pupils. Kerr, nevertheless, used any opportunity to discard her cool exterior. All this infollowed by The Day Will Dawn, opposite Ralph Richardson, and massive compensation for the film-makers who had jettisoned her would-be deficit. But the films, the first lugubrious, the second overwrought, were not to her taste and she effectively retired from Hollywood. A handful of made-for-television films kept her occupied - Witness for the ProsecutionReunion at Fairborough and Hold the Dawn among them.

    Thank you for giving me a happy life. Allison opposite her long-time friend Robert Mitchum ; a mama's girl in Separate Tables opposite David Niven ; and a governess in both The Chalk Garden and The Innocents where she plays a governess tormented by apparitions. After this she sank without trace in a Frank Sinatra vehicle, Marriage on the Rocksand then made a trio of films opposite friend and Swiss-based neighbour David Niven. She was subsequently directed by one of the studio's top names, George Cukor, in a rather stodgy version of Robert Morley's stage success, Edward My Son There were better parts and higher salaries than in the MGM days and Kerr moved on to Bonjour Tristesse and another spinster role in the botched version of Terence Rattigan's Separate Tables On Oscar evening, Glenn Close presented a special tribute to her work, and the Oscar audience watched clips of her films to music.

    When the King dies, Anna agrees to stay on to offer help and advice to the new ruler of Siam, young Prince Chulalongkhorn Patrick Adiarte. Since 20th-Century-Fox had made a film version of the Landon book inthat studio had first dibs on the movie adaptation of The King and I. She dabbled in acting during her teens, including radio work for the BBC West Region in Bristol, and in amateur theatricals. She had been honored with a special BAFTA award three years earlier in Britain, and, inshe was further honored in her native land with a Companion of the Order of the British Empire.


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Deborah Kerr book

Her last movie role was in "The Assam Garden" in But the films, the first lugubrious, the second overwrought, were not to her taste and she effectively retired from Hollywood. All were aged A nun in the same director's Black Narcissus was perhaps more in Deborah Kerr's line.

Deborah Kerr: 10 essential films

Kerr's break came when the ebullient Gabriel Pascal, who had the confidence of George Bernard Shaw, cast her in Major Barbara, in which she gave a touching performance as Jenny Hill. She remained in Hollywood, playing long-suffering, prim, proper, ladylike types untilwhen she broke her typecast mold by portraying a passionate adulteress in From Here to Eternity, a part for which she had fought.

The location, though charming, and the budget were a far cry from her Hollywood heydays, but the film turned out a success and she ended her screen career on a personal high note.

It decided to take a chance and cast Kerr, who then was struggling against her ladylike stereotype, to play the adulterous military wife who has an affair with Burt Lancaster. Together they tackle the Japanese just as missionary Katharine Hepburn and drunk Humphrey Bogart had scuppered the Germans in the earlier movie.

This virtual two-hander reworks Huston's great success, The African Queen, with Robert Mitchum as the reprobate marine who meets his match in the seemingly demure nun. Kerr had one sibling, a brother named Edmund.

Inthe producers of Carry On Screaming! She was subsequently directed by one of the studio's top names, George Cukor, in a rather stodgy version of Robert Morley's stage success, Edward My Son Almost everyone seems to desire more real, more decent, more believable movies.

The citation called her "an artist of impeccable grace and beauty, a dedicated actress whose motion picture career has always stood for perfection, discipline and elegance.

The King and I

Wish I could have been able to meet you. She also portrayed an earthy Australian sheep-herder's wife in The Sundowners and appeared as lustful and beautiful screen enchantresses in both Beloved Infidel and Bonjour Tristesse I'd rather drop dead in my tracks one day than end up in a wheelchair in some nursing home watching interminable replays of The King and I Published October 18 The best was yet to come.

Only her old friend David Niven emerged with modest credit from this fiasco. The film was a commercial success and was nominated for nine Academy Awards.

Not that her theatrical record should be judged only by her handful of West End appearances. Learn More in these related Britannica articles:.A cultured actress renowned for her elegance and dignity, Deborah Kerr was one of the leading ladies of Hollywood's Golden Age.

Born Deborah Kerr-Trimmer in Helensburgh, Scotland, on September Aug 28,  · Directed by Fred Zinnemann. With Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift, Deborah Kerr, Donna Reed.

In Hawaii ina private is cruelly punished for not boxing on his unit's team, while his captain's wife and second-in-command are falling in love/10(K).

January 24, Ayun Halliday 0 Comments Brooklynn Prince, Deborah Kerr, Finn Wolfhard, Floria Sigismondi, Little Women, Mackenzie Davis, The Florida Project, The Innocents, The Turning A Very Bad Updating of a Classic Story.

Jan 25,  · Very well done book about Deborah Kerr's life and work. I have always admired Deborah's films and still do. I love this book and will probably read it over again and again.

Read more. One person found this helpful. Helpful. Comment Report abuse. Judy /5(8). Deborah Jane Kerr-Trimmer CBE (30 September – 16 October ), known professionally as Deborah Kerr (/ k ɑːr /), was a Scottish film, theatre and television atlasbowling.com her international film career, she won a Golden Globe Award for her performance as Anna Leonowens in the musical film The King and I () and a Sarah Siddons Award for her performance as Laura Reynolds in the.

this is the first book I have managed to obtain on Deborah Kerr,a good biography mapping out through interviews of colleagues and herself her atlasbowling.com comes across as a grounded both as a person and actress,her work speaks for atlasbowling.com wanting a more in depth biography will have to look atlasbowling.comsting to note that because the date the book was released many of the interviewees /5.