Theater News Online
free issue
London Theatre Reviews
NY Theater Reviews
LTN Recommendations
NYTN Recommendations
Book Reviews
Movie Reviews
London Theatre Archives
NY Theater Archives
Latest New York News
Latest London News
NY News Archives
London News Archives
Peter Filichia's Monday Quiz
Dining and Travel
London Theatre Listings
NY Broadway Listings
Off-Broadway Listings
London Tickets
Advertise with us

Give a Gift


Adagio Teas
   Features  >  LATEST LONDON NEWS


By Roger B. Harris
Published October 18 2007

  Deborah Kerr

Scottish-born Debroah Kerr has died at 86, according to The London Telegraph. Kerr, is quite possibly best-known to American audiences for her steamy beach scene with Burt Lancaster in the 1952 movie From Here to Eternity( Reportedly, membership in beach clubs jumped 64%, after the release of that movie).

Kerr started her career as a dancer with Sadler's Wells. Early on, she appeared on the British stage in G.B Shaw's Heartbreak House. Later in her career, her British stage appearances included parts in The Day After the Fair, Overheard and The Corn is Green. On television, she was in A Song at Twilight, Witness for the Prosecution the miniseries A Woman of Substance.

She appeared on the Broadway stage in Tea and Sympathy and Seascape.

Her film roles were numerous and well-received: Oscar nominations for The King and I, Edward, My Son, From Here to Eternity, Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison, The Sundowners and Separate Tables. She never won, but was given an honorary Oscar in 1993.

Other film roles included Tea and Sympathy, An Affair to Remember, The Chalk Garden, The Night of the Iguana, Major Barbara, Julius Caesar, Black Narcissus and Casino Royale. And, who will ever forget her in Quo Vadis, starring opposite Robert Taylor and Buddy Baer....rumor has it she tried to buy up all the prints of that movie...or are we confusing it with Paul Newman and The Silver Chalice.

Kerr is survived by her husband, Peter Viertel, and two daughters, Melanie and Francesca, from her marriage to Anthony Bartley.


SUBSCRIBE TO New York Theater News
SUBSCRIBE TO London Theater News

Yes, Prime Minister contracts its run, while A Chorus Line expands its own.
POWERHOUSE OF THEATRE - After 11 years as the Almeida Theatre's artistic director, Michael Attenborough is stepping down to focus on directing. 

SONGS FROM THE HEART - Once the Tony-Award winning musical is set to hit London in January.

Wine, Fruit, and Gourmet Gift Baskets.
Privacy Notice   |   Front Page
Copyright © All Rights Reserved.