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Deborah Kerr
Biographical Information

Birth Date:September 30, 1921
Astrology Sign:Libra
Chinese Sign:Rooster - Yang
Birth Name:Deborah Jane Kerr-Trimmer
Birth Place:Helensburgh, Scotland

Occupation:British film star

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Deborah Kerr

Biography:Deborah Kerr She was born Deborah Jane Kerr-Trimmer in Helensburgh, by the Firth of Clyde, and originally trained as a ballet dancer, first appearing on stage at Sadler's Wells in 1938. Having switched careers, she found immediate success as an actress.

Her debut in the British film, Contraband, in 1940 was left on the cutting room floor. But that was followed by a series of other films and it was her role as a troubled nun in Michael Powell's Black Narcissus in 1947 which brought her to the attention of Hollywood producers.

Although the Scottish pronunciation of her surname is straightforward, when she was being promoted as a Hollywood actress, her last name was pronounced the same as "car". In order to avoid confusion over pronunciation, the slogan "Kerr rhymes with Star" was used.

Her "English" accent and manner led to a succession of roles, of which the only real departure from stereotype was in From Here to Eternity (1953) in which she was nominated for an Oscar for Best Actress. Her most famous roles were as the governess Anna Leonowens in the film version of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical The King and I and for her role opposite Cary Grant in An Affair to Remember. A stage actress, in 1955 she won the Sarah Siddons Award for her work in Chicago theatre. In 1969, she appeared nude in John Frankenheimer's The Gypsy Moths.

She experienced a career resurgence in the early 1980s playing Emma Harte in the television adaptation of Barbara Taylor Bradford's A Woman of Substance.

Deborah Kerr has been married twice. First, on 28 November 1945, she married Squadron Leader Anthony Bartley. They had two daughters, Melanie Jane, born on 27 December 1947 and Francesca Ann. She and Bartley divorced in 1959. On 23 July 1960, she married writer Peter Viertel.

For her contributions to the motion picture industry, Deborah Kerr has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1709 Vine Street.

In 1998 she was appointed a Commander of the British Empire.

She suffers from Parkinson's disease at home in Switzerland where she has long resided.

Achievements: (Filmography)
Separate Tables (1958)
An Affair to Remember (1957)
The King and I (1956)
Julius Caesar (1953)
From Here to Eternity (1953)
Black Narcissus (1947)
The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943)
Hatter's Castle (1942)

Chinese Horoscope for Deborah Kerr
Includes characteristics and Vices
Deborah Kerr's Chinese Horoscope
Chinese Year: February 08, 1921 - January 27, 1922
Birthday: September 30, 1921

The Rooster is a Yang,
and is the Tenth sign of the Chinese horoscope.

Blind Faith

Personality and Character Cards:
Personality and character cards are identical!

Deborah Kerr's Personality Tarot Card The Chariot - Personality Card

Birthday: September 30, 1921

A struggle or conflict, yet strong potential for triumph over adversity.

This year's Growth Tarot Card
Based on this year's birthday

Deborah Kerr's Growth Tarot Card The Wheel of Fortune

Birthday: September 30, 2023

A new chapter is starting; problems are solved through changes in circumstances.




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