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Kim Hunter

Highest Rated:   100% The Swimmer (1968)
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Born Janet Cole, American actress Kim Hunter trained at the Actors Studio. At age 17, she debuted onscreen in The Seventh Victim (1943) before appearing in several subpar films. Her popularity was renewed with her appearance in the British fantasy A Matter of Life and Death (1946), and, in 1947, she created the role of Stella Kowalski on Broadway in Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire, reprising the role in the 1951 film version, for which she won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar. But her career was dealt a terrible blow when her name appeared without cause in Red Channels, a Red-scare pamphlet during the McCarthy Era, and she was blacklisted. Several years later, she was called as the star witness in a court case instigated by another Red Channels victim, and her testimony discredited the publication and made it possible for dozens of other performers to reclaim their careers. She returned to films sporadically after this, and also did much work on stage and television; among her roles was appearing as a female ape in three Planet of the Apes films. She also wrote Loose in the Kitchen, a combination autobiography-cookbook. Hunter was married to writer Robert Emmett from 1951 until her death in 2002.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
97% Cameraman: The Life And Work Of Jack Cardiff
  • Actor
$20.5k 2011
No Score Yet The Hiding Place
  • Actor
2003
No Score Yet Bailando con el Alma
  • Elsa Lindepu
2001
No Score Yet Here's to Life
  • Nelly Ormand
2000
60% Behind the Planet of the Apes
  • Actor
1998
57% A Price Above Rubies
  • Rebbitzn
1998
49% Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
  • Betty Harty
1997
No Score Yet Bloodlines: Murder in the Family
  • Vera Woodman
1993
56% Two Evil Eyes
  • Mrs. Poe
1990
No Score Yet Cross of Fire
  • Actor
1989
50% The Kindred
  • Amanda Hollins
1987
No Score Yet Three Sovereigns for Sarah
  • Mary Easty
1985
No Score Yet Private Sessions
  • Actor
1985
No Score Yet Skokie
  • Bertha Feldman
1981
No Score Yet Backstairs at the White House
  • Actor
1979
No Score Yet Dark August
  • The Good Witch
1976
60% Bad Ronald
  • Elaine Wilby
1974
No Score Yet Born Innocent
  • Mrs. Parker
1974
No Score Yet Jennifer on My Mind
  • Walker's Mother
1972
79% Escape from the Planet of the Apes
  • Zira
1971
No Score Yet In Search of America
  • Actor
1971
38% Beneath The Planet Of The Apes
  • Zira
1970
100% The Swimmer
  • Betty Graham
1968
88% Planet of the Apes
  • Dr. Zira
1968
86% Lilith
  • Dr. Bea Brice
1964
No Score Yet Money, Women and Guns
  • Mary Kingman
1958
No Score Yet Comedian
  • Actor
1957
No Score Yet Storm Center
  • Martha Lockridge
1956
No Score Yet Playhouse 90
  • Grace Carney
1956
No Score Yet Anything Can Happen
  • Helen Watson
1952
86% Deadline - U.S.A.
  • Nora
1952
No Score Yet A Streetcar Named Desire: Digital Restovation
  • Actor
1951
98% A Streetcar Named Desire
  • Stella Kowalski
1951
92% A Canterbury Tale
  • Johnson's Girl
1949
97% Stairway to Heaven (A Matter of Life and Death)
  • June
1947
No Score Yet Betrayed
  • Mildred Baxter
1944
No Score Yet Tender Comrade
  • Dori
1943
93% The Seventh Victim
  • Mary Gibson
1943

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
79% The Education of Max Bickford
2001-2002
  • Adelle Aldrich
  • 2001
No Score Yet Mad About You
1992-1999
  • Millie
  • 1994
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
1984-1996
  • Beatrice Vitello
  • 1990
No Score Yet The Rockford Files
1974-1980
  • Mrs. Brockelman
  • 1979
No Score Yet Ironside
1967-1975
  • Joanna Athena
  • 1974
No Score Yet Marcus Welby, M.D.
1969-1976
  • Vera
  • 1973
No Score Yet Mission: Impossible
1966-1973
  • Hannah O'Connel
  • 1973
No Score Yet Columbo
1968-2003
  • Edna Mathews
  • 1971
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
1955-1975
  • Bea Colter
  • 1971
No Score Yet Bonanza
1959-1973
  • Ada Halle
  • 1968
No Score Yet The Alfred Hitchcock Hour
1962-1965
  • Adelaide Winters
  • 1964
No Score Yet Rawhide
1959-1965
  • Woman
  • 1959

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