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RIP - Deborah Kerr (1921-2007)


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#1 of 16 OFFLINE   GlennH

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Posted October 18 2007 - 03:22 AM

I was just watching Young Bess (1953), in which Deborah Kerr plays Catherine Parr, last night (recorded off TCM). Then I was saddened this morning to read that she died. She was a fine actress and singer (The King and I, An Affair to Remember, etc.)

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#2 of 16 OFFLINE   Greg_M

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Posted October 18 2007 - 03:30 AM

British Actress Deborah Kerr has pased away today at 86. Best remembered for her roles in:

The King and I
From Here to eternity
An Affair to Remeber
The Life and Death of Colonel Bimp
Black Narcissus

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#3 of 16 OFFLINE   MatthewA

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Posted October 18 2007 - 03:33 AM

Actually she was dubbed in both those films by Marni Nixon. Still, she was an excellent actress; she will definitely be missed.

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#4 of 16 OFFLINE   GlennH

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Posted October 18 2007 - 03:40 AM

thanks Matthew. After I wrote "singer" I paused because something told me she may have been dubbed. But I didn't have a chance to check it out yet. Oh well, a fine actress and lip-syncher I guess.

#5 of 16 OFFLINE   Eric Peterson

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Posted October 18 2007 - 04:12 AM

Another sad day for classic movie lovers. I truly forgot how many great movies she made. I have loved every one that I have seen, and I still have several to see. It's time to move "The King & I" up the list a bit. ....and where is "The Hucksters" on DVD? I've seen: From Here to Eternity An Affair to Remember Heaven Knows Mr. Allison Night of the Iguana Black Narcissus Wow! What a career!

#6 of 16 OFFLINE   Kirk Tsai

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Posted October 18 2007 - 04:34 AM

I had seen her before in a couple pictures, but she really made a big impression on me in The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp, where she plays 3 separate women.

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Posted October 18 2007 - 04:37 AM

A great actress, who appeared in so many fine films. May she R.I.P.

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#8 of 16 OFFLINE   Bruce Morrison

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Posted October 18 2007 - 04:39 AM

Sad news indeed. Surely 'The Innocents' should be added to the above list - one of her greatest roles IMHO.
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Posted October 18 2007 - 04:56 AM

My personal favorites.
  • The Arrangement
  • The Gypsy Moths
  • Casino Royale
  • The Night of the Iguana
  • The Innocents
  • The Grass Is Greener
  • The Sundowners
  • Beloved Infidel
  • Separate Tables
  • An Affair to Remember
  • Heaven Knows, Mr Allison
  • Tea and Sympathy
  • The King and I
  • From Here to Eternity
  • Julius Caesar
  • Quo Vadis
  • King Solomon's Mines
  • Edward, My Son
  • The Hucksters
  • Black Narcissus
  • The Adventures of Colonel Blimp

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#10 of 16 OFFLINE   Steve Christou

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Posted October 18 2007 - 06:03 AM

aah no. Sad news. I was a bit of a fan. Loved her in Black Narcissus, King and I, The Innocents and others. Posted Image


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Posted October 18 2007 - 06:07 AM

One of the most gracious,beautiful,and lovely actresses ever. Always known for her impeccable work ethics and talent. Truly a lady.

#12 of 16 OFFLINE   AL KUENSTER

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Posted October 18 2007 - 09:29 AM

I recently watched the Innocents (good movie) R.I.P. Deborah
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Posted October 18 2007 - 11:08 AM

One of the greats. That's two Bond girls in 17 days.
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#15 of 16 OFFLINE   SteveJKo

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Posted October 19 2007 - 01:09 AM

Yes indeed Bruce, great movie and a very great actress!
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Posted October 20 2007 - 01:05 AM

Man, that's a "kick to the stomach"! My family and I just recently viewed the excellent DVD presentation of "The King and I". Dubbed or not, she did a terrific job in that role! I'll "Whistle a Happy Tune" in her honor!
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