How much did you remember about her? Did you know that she costarred with the guy pictured above in the 1957’s romantic saga, An Affair To Remember?

Deborah Kerr and Cary Grant also made two other pictures together: 1953’s Dream Wife and 1960’s The Grass Is Greener. Were they considered a nifty screen couple?  Ah, questions, questions. (The answer is — yes.) But…..

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…we vividly remember Kerr from the period (above) she lit up the screen as the super-sexy adulteress in From Here To Eternity.  The “English Rose” turned herself into quite something else. (And yes, she did have an offscreen romance with her costar Burt Lancaster. No wonder their beach scene still looks so good.)

Ok, lets get to the answers to our Deborah Kerr Quiz.  To review the questions, just scroll down to the blog below.  Here we go:

1) Answer:  Kerr was born in (c) Scotland in 1921 (she died at 86 in 2007) as Deborah Jane Kerr-Trimmer.  Her father was a soldier who had been gassed in World War I.

2) Answer:  Kerr did NOT garner an Oscar nomination for her performance in (d) Quo Vadis, an MGM costume drama set in ancient Rome.  She got to romance Robert Taylor onscreen, however.  The picture is distinctive if only for Peter Ustinov’s whacky portrayal of a crazed Emperor Nero.

3) Answer:  b) False. Kerr may have had a decent singing voice but we didn’t get to hear it in The King and I. Her voice was dubbed by veteran singer-voice-over-specialist Marnie Nixon.

4) Answer:  See that big fat clue in the introduction above.  

5) Answer: The pronunciation of Kerr’s fascinated many in the Fifties, and even became fodder for night club comedians. The correct pronunciation is (c) “car.”

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