Born in Scotland, Kerr became a star of British cinema when she portrayed three women in The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943) and a nun in Black Narcissus (1947). With her early roles for MGM she quickly became known for her portrayal of classy British women.
With her role as an adultress From Here to Eternity (you know, that scene on the beach with Burt Lancaster) and the mold was broken.
Kerr quit movies in 1968 but remained acting on the small screen and on stage. She holds the record for most Academy Award nominations without a win (six). But Kerr was award an honorary Oscar in 1994.
And it’s a well deserved honor. The King and I, An Affair to Remember, The Sundowners and The Night of the Iguana are great pictures starring Kerr. (Check them out!)
So Happy Birthday to screen icon Deborah Kerr.