Deborah Kerr

Deborah Kerr – Deborah Kerr File Photos – Paris – Paris, France – Photo Credit: Pixplanete / PR Photos, perhaps c. 1950

Birth Name: Deborah Jane Kerr-Trimmer

Date of Birth: 30 September, 1921

Place of Birth: Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland

Date of Death: 16 October, 2007

Place of Death: Botesdale, Suffolk, England, U.K.

Ethnicity: Scottish, English

Deborah Kerr was a Scottish-born actress. She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress six times, more than any other actress who has not won.

Deborah was born in Glasgow, the daughter of Kathleen Rose (Smale) and Capt. Arthur Charles Kerr-Trimmer. Her father was a World War I veteran who lost a leg at the Battle of the Somme, and was a naval architect and civil engineer. Her mother was born in Chepstow, Monmouthshire, Wales, to English parents.

She was married to German Jewish author and screenwriter Peter Viertel, until her death. She had two children with her former husband, squadron leader and film and television executive Tony Bartley.

Through her daughter, her grandson is actor Lex Shrapnel.

Deborah’s paternal grandfather was named Arthur Kerr-Trimmer.

Deborah’s maternal grandfather was Charles Blackwell Smale (the son of John Rowe Smale and Harriett Jane Blackwell). Charles was born in Lydney, Gloucestershire, England. Harriett was the daughter of Charles Blackwell and Margaret.

Deborah’s maternal grandmother was named Ann Widdowson. Ann was born in Leicester, Leicester, England.

Source: Genealogy of Deborah Kerr –


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  1. andrew says:

    astonishing pic

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