In the 1950s rounds, DEBORAH KERR Vs KIM NOVAK is a stand out for me. I’m a relatively new Deborah fan and I think she is one of the most underrated actresses of the golden age. Mostly remembered for films like The King and I (1956) and An Affair to Remember (1957), though both good films, people seem to forget (or they just don’t realise) her incredible talent! Some of her truly amazing performances include those in Black Narcissus (1947), Edward, My Son (1949), The End of the Affair (1955), Tea and Sympathy (1956) and Separate Tables (1958). And these are only a few of her performances which had me completely speechless after each. Kerr was nominated for 6 Oscars and never won, but she was awarded an honorary award in 1994 as “an artist of impeccable grace and beauty”.
I don't know about everyone else but now I am really excited for the tournament to start. Thank you Jess for such a wonderful intro. If you guys are interested in checking out Jess's wonderful blog called The Cluttered Classic Attic, where she posts some of the loveliest photos of classic era actresses. Here is the link: theclutteredclassicattic. It's so awesome, it made me start my own page on Tumblr dedidcated to all the women of the classic eras as well. Please stop by to check out what Jess has been doing over there.