|Born||Catherine Annette Kerr Peacock
2 July 1920
Elderslie, Renfrewshire, Scotland
|Died||23 September 2013
Denville Hall, Hillingdon, London, England
(At Breakspear Crematorium, Ruislip)
|Alma mater||Central School of Speech and Drama|
Life and career
During her childhood, Kerr moved with her family from her birthplace in Scotland to Watford, Hertfordshire, where he father worked as a physiotherapist. She made her theatrical debut at the Watford Palace Theatre, and later trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama in London.
Frequent reference to Kerr is made in The Kenneth Williams Diaries (edited by Russell Davies). Kerr and Williams were close friends, and worked together in several stage productions. following their first meeting in 1949. At one point, Williams proposed to her.
Her television appearances included roles in series such as UFO (1970), 2point4 children (1991-9, as Dora Grimes) and London's Burning (1992). Her last credited TV work was One Foot in the Grave (1995, as Ruth). This marked her second appearance in the series, following a minor part as "Lady in Teashop" (1992).
- The Price of Silence (1959)
- So Evil, So Young (1961)
- The Third Alibi (1961)
- Murder Most Foul (1964)
- Prudence and the Pill (1968)
- Doppelgänger (1969)