Annette Kerr

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Annette Kerr
Born Catherine Annette Kerr Peacock
(1920-07-02)2 July 1920
Elderslie, Renfrewshire, Scotland
Died 23 September 2013(2013-09-23) (aged 93)
Denville Hall, Hillingdon, London, England
Alma mater Central School of Speech and Drama
Occupation Actress
Years active ????–1995
Home town Watford,
Hertfordshire

Annette Kerr (born Catherine Annette Kerr Peacock; 2 July 1920 – 23 September 2013) was an English actress of Scottish descent of film, television and stage.

Life and career[edit]

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.[1]

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.[2][3] following their first meeting in 1949. At one point, Williams proposed to her.[1]

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).

She died at the actors' retirement home Denville Hall, where she had been resident, in London on 23 September 2013, aged 93.[1][4]

Selected filmography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Obituary: Annette Kerr, Daily Telegraph, 28 October 2013.
  2. ^ Davies, Russell (ed.) (1993): The Kenneth Williams Diaries.
  3. ^ Stevens, Christopher (2010). Born Brilliant: The Life of Kenneth Williams. John Murray. p. 425. ISBN 1-84854-195-3. 
  4. ^ Death Announcement, Daily Telegraph, September 2013

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