Thursday, October 18, 2007

Hollywood star Deborah Kerr dies at 86

Deborah Kerr, the British ballet dancer turned Hollywood star, has died at the age of 86.

Nominated six times for an Oscar, Kerr never won the best actress award despite starring in several memorable roles, opposite the likes of Robert Mitchum and Cary Grant.

In From Here to Eternity, she played Karen Holmes, the sexy adulterous wife living on an Army base in Hawaii. Her scene with Burt Lancaster on the beach with the waves washing over their bodies was considered on the verge of scandalous in its time.

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