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Kim Hunter

Kim Hunter was an American film and stage actress. Born Janet Cole in Detroit, Michigan, she performed with Marlon Brando in the original Broadway production of A Streetcar Named Desire (1947), playing the role of Stella Kowalski. They both appeared in the 1951 film, for which Hunter won both the Academy Award and the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress. She was blacklisted from film and television during the Hollywood communism paranoia created by McCarthyism.

Her other major film roles include David Niven's fiance in the classic Powell & Pressburger film A Matter of Life and Death (1945), and Zira the ape scientist in the first three of the Planet of the Apes series. She also appeared in several soap operas, most notably as Nola Madison on The Edge of Night.

For her contribution to the motion picture industry Kim Hunter has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1617 Vine Street and a second star at 1715 Vine Street.

Kim Hunter died of a heart attack in New York City in 2002.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2005.

Kim Hunter Facts

Birth NameJanet Cole
BirthdayNovember 12, 1922
BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan, USA
Date of deathSeptember 11, 2002 (New York, New York, USA, age 79)
Height5' 3" (1m60)  How tall is Kim Hunter compared to you?
Awards1952 Academy Awards: Best Supporting Actress (for A Streetcar Named Desire)
1952 Golden Globe Awards: Best Actress in a Supporting Role - Motion Picture (for A Streetcar Named Desire)

Selected Filmography

The Gift
9:00 P.M.
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
Planet Of The Apes
Midnight in Garden of Good & Evil
A Streetcar Named Desire
The Sentinel
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