Hollywood Nabs Deborah Kerr

Not for some time has M-G-M’s top brass had such good reason to indulge in gleeful backslapping as over the recent acquisition of a demure Scottish actress named Deborah Kerr. If only on the strength of her fresh, deft performances in such British movies as Colonel Blimp, and her latest, the 25-year-old British beauty appears to he well worth the fuss.
Miss Kerr, whose early acting was sprinkled with stints of ballet dancing and bits in open-air Shakespeare productions, was discovered in London in 1940 by Gabriel Pascal, who was visibly impressed with her “spiritual face.” By last year M-G-M’s Louis B. Mayer, who had seen her in Vacation, was so impressed with everything about her that he rushed her to Hollywood to star opposite Clark Gable in . Already L.B., a notably unimpulsive man with money, has staked $3 million on Deborah’s becoming the brightest star in the M-G-M stable.

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