Thursday, October 18, 2007
Goodbye to a movie legend
It was reported today that actress Deborah Kerr has died. She was one of my favorites and when I went through a phase of doing celebrity websites years ago, I created one on her. Researching her life and career was a very rewarding experience. In her private life, she was as elegant and mannered as she appeared onscreen and, rare for an actor, there were no scandals. She was a genuine and caring person as well. I have received numerous e-mails from fans who either met her or corresponded with her. For many, she is remembered for her roles in The King and I and An Affair To Remember (one of Michael's favorites). And I'm sure that when they show the clips of her on the news, the famous beach scene kiss between her and Burt Lancaster in From Here to Eternity will be featured. My personal favorite films of hers include Black Narcissus, Heaven Knows Mr. Allison, The Innocents, Night of the Iguana and The Chalk Garden. And yes, if you need a good cry, go out and rent An Affair to Remember. Was there an actress who made the English language sound more beautiful? She will be missed.