Deborah Kerr: A Biography by Michelangelo Capua

By Michelangelo Capua

Blessed with a usual attractiveness, Scotland-born actress Deborah Kerr (1921–2007) supplied the cinema with memorable experiences of English gentility. a celebrity in British photographs sooner than she was once 21 and a Hollywood fixture from 1946 on, she projected a funky reserve and stoic the Aristocracy, usually hinting at ardour and lack of confidence underneath the skin. often portraying selfless, sympathetic girls, she used to be remarkable in such roles as Anna Leonowens in The King and I (1956). And in a desirable departure from her basic diversity, her portrayal of the sexually pissed off military spouse in From right here to Eternity (1953) led to the screen’s most renowned “clinch”—the seashore scene with Burt Lancaster. notwithstanding she by no means gained an Academy Award regardless of six nominations, Deborah Kerr acquired an honorary Oscar in 1994.

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