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Deborah Kerr

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Birth Name: Deborah Kerr
Born: 09/30/1921
Birth Place: United Kingdom
Death Place: Suffolk, England, GB
Died: 10/16/2007

Born Deborah Jane Kerr-Trimmer in Helensburgh, Scotland on Sept. 30, 1921, Kerr started ballet lessons at the age of five and began her schooling at Northumberland House Boarding School in Bristol. A quiet and sensitive girl, she was frequently bullied, but found escape at age 16 when invited to attend the Hicks-Smale Drama School, where she continued her ballet studies and honed her diction and deportment. Kerr had her first taste of acting when she read some children's stories on the BBC and earned small parts in performances of Shakespeare. She decided to concentrate on acting instead of ballet - citing her 5'7" inch frame as being inappropriately tall - and participated in productions at... Continue Bio >>




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