Death of John Kerr

November 15, 1931 - February 2, 2013
Pasadena, California

Tony-winner for "Tea & Sympathy" dies
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PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — John Kerr, the stage and film actor whose credits include the movie "South Pacific," the thriller "The Pit and the Pendulum" and a Tony Award-winning turn in "Tea and Sympathy," has died. He was 81.

Kerr died Saturday of heart failure at Huntington Hospital in Pasadena, his son Michael said.

He was perhaps best known for playing a sensitive prep school student who is bullied for being a suspected homosexual in Elia Kazan's 1953...

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