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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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Jean Simmons Quotes:

[last lines]
Mary Wilson: If... if right now we were not married, if you were free, would you marry me again ?

Bruce Cameron: What are you planning to be when you grow up, an old maid?
Anne Leeds: Somebody told you.

Lily Watkins: I don't know what I'd do if I didn't have you to look after...

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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.

Even before her American debut, she was revered and beloved by both the British critics and filmgoers. By the end of 1950, she was the #4 box office attraction, American or British, in British cinema.

In Italy, most of her films were dubbed by Fiorella Betti. She was occasionally dubbed by Dhia Cristiani during the mid-fifties, most notably in The Robe (1953). Other actresses like Miranda Bonansea, Rosetta Calavetta and Rina Morelli also lent their voice to Simmons at some point. From the sixties onwards, Maria Pia Di Meo became her official Italian voice.

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