Screen legend Deborah Kerr dies at 86

November 14th, 2007 - 2:29 am ICT by admin  
The star, who is famous for the beach kissing scene with Burt Lancaster in the film ‘From Here to Eternity’, was surrounded by her family when she breathed her last at her home in Suffolk.

“She died on Tuesday. Her family was with her at the time. She was an elderly lady and just slipped away,” the Daily Mail quoted her agent Anne Hutton, as saying.

She is survived by her husband of 47 years Peter Viertel.

The actress, who was nominated for Oscar six times, was awarded an honorary Oscar in 1994, made her acting debut in Major Barbara in 1941.

Kerr went on to star with famous actors like Clark Gable in ‘The Hucksters’ in 1947.

However, her all-time best performance is believed to be in ‘From Here to Eternity’, which was released in 1953.

Her other famous films include ‘An Affair To Remember’ opposite Cary Grant and ‘The Sundowners’ in 1960.

In the late sixties, Kerr went on to concentrate more on theatre and television work.

In 1993, she came in the limelight with the release of the romantic movie Sleepless in Seattle that is loosely based on ‘An Affair to Remember’.

“I am almost hysterical at the thought of making people cry with joy 30-odd years after Cary and I did our stuff,’ she said then

“Cary and I certainly knew how to kiss. I think I understand what women see in the movie,” she added.

She was called often the ‘bride’s maid never the bride herself’, since she earned Academy award nominations several times, but never bagged a best actress Oscar. (ANI)

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