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Job Actress, singer, dancer
Years active 1944-2009
Top Roles Sergeant Sarah Brown, Varinia, Diana, Young Estella, Anne Leeds
Top GenresDrama, Romance, Comedy, Film Adaptation, Historical, Mystery
Top TopicsBook-Based, Based on Play, Royalty
Top Collaborators (Producer), , (Producer), (Director)
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Jean Simmons Overview:

Legendary actress, Jean Simmons, was born Jean Merilyn Simmons on Jan 31, 1929 in Crouch Hill, London. Simmons died at the age of 81 on Jan 22, 2010 in Santa Monica, CA and was cremated and her ashes scattered at her family home.



Although Simmons was nominated for two Oscars, she never won a competitive Academy Award.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1948Best Supporting ActressHamlet (1948)OpheliaNominated
1969Best ActressThe Happy Ending (1969)Mary WilsonNominated

Jean Simmons's handprints and footprints were 'set in stone' at Grauman's Chinese Theater during imprint ceremony #105 on Sep 24, 1953.

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British Elegance: A Tribute to

By Virginie Pronovost on Jan 31, 2019 From The Wonderful World of Cinema

I don’t know if you ever saw a photo and then just became curious to know more about the person on it. It was someone you had never heard of before, but, now that you do, you have developed a devoted admiration for her. This is what happened to me and . I saw two photos of her in m... Read full article

The 90 Years of Blogathon is here!

By Virginie Pronovost on Jan 29, 2019 From The Wonderful World of Cinema

Oh joy! After months waiting for this blogging event to arrive, we can now celebrate the lovely who would have been 90 years old next January 31. The blogathon honouring her starts today, January 29 and will end on the 31. To host, I’m joined by the wonderful Laura from Phyllis Lo... Read full article

90 YEARS OF BLOGATHON - Murder, She Wrote: Mirror, Mirror on the Wall (1989)

on Jan 29, 2019 From Caftan Woman

The Wonderful World of Cinema and Phyllis Loves Classic Movies are hosting a blogathon tribute to the lovely actress . Start HERE and HERE to relive the memories and discover new favourite performances. Jessica Beatrice Fletcher, a teacher turned mystery author and amateur sleuth of... Read full article

Coming Up Next Year: 90 Years of Blogathon!

By Virginie Pronovost on Oct 26, 2018 From The Wonderful World of Cinema

Oh my God! I am currently beyond excited as I’m FINALLY announcing the 90 Years of Blogathon!! And the great Laura from Phyllis Loves Classic Movies is hosting it with me, which makes the thing even more fun since it’s the first time we’ll be hosting a blogathon togeth... Read full article

The Favourite Sister: as Barbara Leslie in Until they Sail

By Virginie Pronovost on Aug 30, 2016 From The Wonderful World of Cinema

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Jean Simmons Quotes:

Ann Seymour: Do not attempt to confuse me by using words beyond my understanding.
Young Bess: I am sorry, madame, but they are difficult to avoid.

Julie Maragon: Any ranch that you can see on foot just isn't worth looking at.

Diana: It's good to see you, Marcellus.
Marcellus Gallio: It's ah - good to see you - again.
Diana: Then you do remember me?
Marcellus Gallio: Ah - yes, of course. Let me see now, it was the - was the...
Diana: And your promise, have you forgotten that too?
Marcellus Gallio: What promise?
Diana: To marry me.
Marcellus Gallio: Was I drunk?
Diana: That's not very flattering, Marcellus.
Marcellus Gallio: Oh, I - I mean, if you'd tell me when I was supposed to have said this - the circumstances...
Diana: Oh, I remember them perfectly. I'd cut my finger, and I cried. And then you took the dagger and cut your own finger to show that it didn't really hurt, and then you kissed me, and I stopped crying - and then you promised to marry me when we grew up.
Marcellus Gallio: Dianna! Where have your freckles gone?
Diana: I lost them.
Marcellus Gallio: Oh, I loved every one of them.
Diana: Then I'm sorry I lost them.

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Jean Simmons Facts
In the early 1980s, she and daughter Kate Brooks lived in the Litchfield County town of New Milford, Connecticut. They later returned to their long-time California home in Santa Monica.

Director Richard Brooks claimed that he wrote The Happy Ending (1969), the filmed story of an alcoholic wife (played by Simmons) as a way to tell his wife that she herself had a problem. The marriage eventually broke up due to Simmons' drinking and Brooks' workaholic tendencies.

In 1958, she accepted the Oscar for "Best Actor in a Leading Role" on behalf of Alec Guinness, who wasn't present at the awards ceremony

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