Thursday, October 18, 2007

an actress to remember

Word comes today of Deborah Kerr's passing. She died Tuesday in Suffolk, England at the age of 86. She had suffered from Parkinson's disease for some time. Many will remember her roles in From Here to Eternity, An Affair to Remember and The King and I. The King and I is perhaps my favorites of her roles, but I also loved her very much in King Solomon's Mines with Stewart Granger.

By all accounts she was very professional and a classy lady, in addition to being a gifted actress. Something that I found interesting about her was that retire from films in 1968, saying she was disappointed in the many films being made that contained explicit sex or violence. You can read some very nice tributes at the Siren, Laura's Musings, and Libertas.

Oh, I know it's a penny here and a penny there, but look at me. I worked myself up from nothing to a state of extreme poverty.

When You're young, you just go banging about, but you're more sensitive as you grow older. You have higher standards of what's really good; you're fearful that you wont live up to what's expected of you.

2 comments:

Sallie said...

She will definitely be missed. She was an extremely talented actress, it's sad that another one of the last of the great ones are gone.

I also heard about Joey Bishop. He was the last of the Rat Pack. I am going to do an honor post to him, and to Deborah Kerr.

Jacqueline T Lynch said...

A truly captivating actress, whose film career has been a gift to us.

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