Kim Hunter (Movie Actress) – Bio, Birthday, Family, Age & Born
Kim Hunter

Kim Hunter was an American film, theatre, and television actress. She won both an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award, each as Best Supporting Actress, for her performance as Stella Kowalski in the 1951 film A Streetcar Named Desire. Decades later, she was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for her work on the soap opera The Edge of Night. She also portrayed the character of chimpanzee Zira in the first three installments of the original film adaptation Planet of the Apes.

Born: Janet Cole, November 12, 1922, Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
Died: September 11, 2002, New York City, U.S.
Occupation: Actress
Years active: 1943–2000
Children: 2
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About Kim Hunter

She won an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award for her role as Stella Kowalski in 1951’s A Streetcar Named Desire.

Before Fame

She graduated from Miami Beach High School before landing her first role in 1943’s The Seventh Victim.


She was blacklisted during the 1950s because the U.S. government suspected that she had ties with communists throughout Hollywood.

Family Life

She was married to writer Robert Emmett from 1951 until his death in 2000.


She starred alongside a young Marlon Brando in A Streetcar Named Desire.

Information related to Kim Hunter

  • Miami Beach Senior High School alumni
  • Best Supporting Actress Golden Globe (film) winners
  • Best Supporting Actress Academy Award winners
  • Actresses from Detroit
  • Donaldson Award winners
  • Hollywood blacklist
  • Art Students League of New York alumni
  • Michigan Democrats

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Latest information about Kim Hunter updated on September 10, 2020.

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