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British Actress Deborah Kerr Dead at 86

British actress Deborah Kerr, best known for her role in the 1953 film From Here to Eternity has died in eastern England at the age of 86.

Her agent says the actress, who suffered from Parkinson's Disease, died Tuesday.

Born in Scotland in 1921, Kerr began her career in regional British theaters and entertained troops during World War II.

She was nominated for a best actress Oscar six times for her roles in such films as The King and I without winning the award.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences honored her with an honorary Oscar in 1994 in appreciation of her many years exemplary work in many fine films.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP and Reuters.