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Nominated often but never a winner

Donna Reed and Deborah Kerr

Deborah Kerr (September 30, 1921 – October 16, 2007).

Deborah Jane Trimmer, known professionally as Deborah Kerr, was a Scottish film, theatre, and television actress. She was nominated six times for the Academy Award for Best Actress and holds the record for an actress most nominated in the lead actress category without winning. She won a Golden Globe Award for her performance as Anna Leonowens in the musical film The King and I (1956).

Kerr co-starred with Donna Reed, Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift, and Frank Sinatra in From Here to Eternity (1953). Donna Reed received the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance as Lorene Burke in the war drama.


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