Deborah Kerr, the acclaimed British actress, had a versatile talent and refined screen persona that made her one of Hollywood's top leading ladies in the 1950s in films such as "From Here to Eternity," "The King and I" and "An Affair to Remember."
In a screen career that was launched in the early 1940s, Kerr received six Academy Award nominations as best actress for her roles in "Edward, My Son" (1949), "From Here to Eternity" (1953), "The King and I" (1956), "Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison" (1957), "Separate Tables" (1958) and "The Sundowners" (1960).
Kerr received an honorary Oscar in 1994 for her body of work in films that also included "Tea and Sympathy," "Beloved Infidel" and "The Night of the Iguana." For many movie fans, particularly women, Kerr may be best remembered for what is considered one of the all-time great romantic tear-jerkers: "An Affair to Remember," the 1957 film about a shipboard romance, costarring Cary Grant.
Kerr's onscreen reputation for being chaste was memorably shattered in 1953 with "From Here to Eternity," in which she played an American Army officer's adulterous wife who has an affair with a sergeant played by Burt Lancaster.
|1949||Best Actress||Edward My Son||Nomination|
|1953||Best Actress||From Here to Eternity||Nomination|
|1956||Best Actress||The King and I||Nomination|
|1957||Best Actress||Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison||Nomination|
|1958||Best Actress||Separate Tables||Nomination|
|1960||Best Actress||The Sundowners||Nomination|