Deborah Kerr, a beautiful, classy lady who lit up the movies and the stage. part of Hollywood's most famous kisses in "From Here to Eternity" and danced with the Siamese monarch in "The King and I," has died. She was 86.
Kerr, who suffered from Parkinson's disease, died Tuesday in Suffolk in eastern England, her agent, Anne Hutton, said Thursday.The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences nominated Kerr six times for best actress, but never gave her an Academy Award until it presented an honorary Oscar in 1994 for her distinguished career as an "artist of impeccable grace and beauty, a dedicated actress whose motion picture career has always stood for perfection, discipline and elegance."
From the late 1960s, Kerr focused on theatre and television roles.
The actress was married twice and was made a CBE (Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) by Queen Elizabeth II in 1998.
Here are some of her memorable roles
- # Casino Royale (1967) .... Agent Mimi/Lady Fiona McTarry
- # The Night of the Iguana (1964) .... Hannah Jelkes
- # The Grass Is Greener (1960) .... Lady Hilary Rhyall
- # The Sundowners (1960) .... Ida Carmody
- # Separate Tables (1958) .... Sibyl Railton-Bell
- # An Affair to Remember (1957) .... Terry McKay
- # Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison (1957) .... Sister Angela
- # Tea and Sympathy (1956) .... Laura Reynolds
- # The King and I (1956) .... Anna Leonowens
- # The End of the Affair (1955) .... Sarah Miles
- # From Here to Eternity (1953) .... Karen Holmes
- # Julius Caesar (1953) .... Portia
- # Quo Vadis (1951) .... Lygia
- # King Solomon's Mines (1950) .... Elizabeth Curtis
- # Edward, My Son (1949) .... Evelyn Boult
- # Black Narcissus (1947) ..