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.
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.