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 1956 - 1999
Home town Watford,

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]


  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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