Deborah Kerr - September 30, 2014

Happy Birthday to Deborah Kerr! Born in Scotland on this day in 1921, the shy child was educated in England and began acting as a teenager. At the tender age of 20, she was cast in Major Barbara and Love on the Dole and continued working steadily until the 1980s. She is best known for such films as The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp, Black Narcissus, From Here to Eternity, The King and I, Tea and Sympathy, and perhaps the most enduring melodramatic love story ever, An Affair to Remember. 

Deborah Kerr and Burt Lancaster in From Here to Eternity

Deborah Kerr and Burt Lancaster in From Here to Eternity

Yul Brynner and Deborah Kerr in The King and I.

Yul Brynner and Deborah Kerr in The King and I.

Deborah Kerr--in the best dress ever--and Cary Grant in An Affair to Remember.

Deborah Kerr--in the best dress ever--and Cary Grant in An Affair to Remember.

TODAY’S TRIVIA QUESTION

An Affair to Remember was Kerr’s third movie with Cary Grant. What were the other two?

a) Dream Wife

b) Vacation from Marriage

c) The Grass is Greener

d) Separate Tables

Answer below!

CLIPS OF THE DAY

Can you handle the steamy love scene from 1953’s From Here to Eternity?

Enjoy the trailer for 1957’s An Affair to Remember.

QUOTE OF THE DAY

I don't think anyone knew I could act until I put on a bathing suit.

~Deborah Kerr on her work in From Here to Eternity

DID YOU KNOW…

Kerr was romantically involved with co-star Burt Lancaster during the filming of From Here to Eternity. That probably had a little something to do with the erotic beach scene being one of the most iconic in Hollywood history.

TRIVIA ANSWER

a) and c). Kerr’s costar in Vacation from Marriage was Robert Donat and in Separate Tables, it was David Niven.