Academy Awards: Actors with most Oscar nominations but least wins

Deborah Kerr

Nominations: 6

  • Actress – 1950 – “Edward, My Son”
  • Actress – 1954 – “From Here to Eternity”
  • Actress – 1957 – “The King and I”
  • Actress – 1958 – “Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison”
  • Actress – 1959 – “Separate Tables”
  • Actress – 1961 – “The Sundowners”

Deborah Kerr’s career in performance began as a ballet dancer, but she was drawn to Hollywood early in her career. “It rhymes with star!” is how MGM introduced this ingénue to America. Originally from Scotland, Kerr’s beautiful red hair made for a stunning feature in director Michael Powell’s many Technicolor masterpieces, such as “The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp” and “Black Narcissus.” Her most enduring role was her work in “The King And I.”

Note: Deborah Kerr was awarded with an honorary Oscar by the academy.

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