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Deborah Kerr : A Biography - Michelangelo Capua

Deborah Kerr

A Biography

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Blessed with a natural beauty that faded but little over the years, Scotland-born actress Deborah Kerr (1921-2007) provided the cinema with memorable studies of English gentility. A star in British pictures before she was 21 and a Hollywood fixture from 1946, she projected a cool reserve and stoic nobility, often hinting at a passion and insecurity beneath the surface. Frequently portraying selfless, sympathetic women, she was brilliant in such roles as Anna Leonowens in The King and I (1956). And in a fascinating departure from her normal range, Kerr's portrayal of the sexually frustrated Army wife in From Here to Eternity (1953) resulted in the screen's most famous ""clinch""--the beach scene with Burt Lancaster. Though she never won an Academy Award despite six nominations, Deborah Kerr received an honorary Oscar in 1994.

Prefacep. 1
A Lonely Childhoodp. 3
Stage and Screen Debutsp. 11
A Time of Love and Warp. 20
The Dream Factoryp. 40
Hollywood's Most Elegant Redheadp. 54
A Turning Point to Eternityp. 68
The King and Ip. 82
Bob, Cary & Nivp. 95
Peter Viertel: A Love Affair to Rememberp. 113
The Sundownersp. 123
Iguanap. 137
Memorable Years, Not So Memorable Rolesp. 145
Stage Comebackp. 156
A Gentle Fadeoutp. 164
Filmographyp. 175
Television Appearancesp. 187
Stage Appearancesp. 189
Radio Programsp. 193
Chapter Notesp. 195
Bibliographyp. 203
Indexp. 211
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ISBN: 9780786458820
ISBN-10: 0786458828
Audience: General
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 15th September 2010
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.61 x 14.99  x 1.52
Weight (kg): 0.32