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Kim Hunter

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Kim Hunter (November 12, 1922September 11, 2002) was an American film and stage actress.

Born Janet Cole,she performed in the original Broadway production of A Streetcar Named Desire (1947), playing the role of Stella Kowalski. She 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 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.

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