Ask AP: John Kerr

Celebrities, Celebrity Q&A, People
on September 23, 2010

Whatever happened to John Kerr, who played Lt. Cable in the movie South Pacific? Did he appear in any other films?
Marge Best, Chico, Calif.

Kerr, 78, starred opposite Deborah Kerr (no relation) in the 1956 movie Tea and Sympathy in the roles they created on Broadway three years earlier and for which he won a Tony Award. Among his other films were The Cobweb, Gaby, The Crowded Sky and Pit and the Pendulum. A guest on numerous TV shows from the 1950s through the 1970s, Kerr was a cast member or semiregular on Arrest and Trial, Peyton Place, The F.B.I., Police Story and The Streets of San Francisco, most often playing attorneys. He earned a law degree in 1969 and practiced as a civil trial lawyer for the next 30 years in Los Angeles before retiring.