Sunday, September 30, 2012

Deborah Kerr Day

Any day is a good day for a Deborah Kerr film festival, but today would have been her 91st birthday. It won't be particularly hard on my eyes - she made two movies with Yul Brenner, three with Cary Grant, three with Burt Lancaster, and three with Robert Mitchum.   She never won the much deserved Oscar after six nominations, although she holds the record for the most Academy Award nominations for Best Actress without a win. In 1994, she was awarded an Honorary Oscar for her body of work. Although she did tours, regional theatre/summer stock, she only appeared on Broadway in two productions: the controversial Tea and Sympathy, which was made into the 1956 movie with her co-star John Kerr (no relation) (they toured with it and it was banned in Boston), and the original production of Albee's Seascape in 1975.

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