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Legendary actress, Jennifer Jones, was born Phylis Lee Isley on Mar 2, 1919 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Jones died at the age of 90 on Dec 17, 2009 in Malibu, CA and was cremated and her ashes given to family or friend.

HONORS and AWARDS:

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Jennifer Jones was nominated for five Academy Awards, winning one for Best Actress for The Song of Bernadette (as Bernadette Soubirous) in 1943.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1943Best ActressThe Song of Bernadette (1943)Bernadette SoubirousWon
1944Best Supporting ActressSince You Went Away (1944)Jane HiltonNominated
1945Best ActressLove Letters (1945)SingletonNominated
1946Best ActressDuel in the Sun (1946)Pearl ChavezNominated
1955Best ActressLove Is a Many-Splendored Thing (1955)Han SuyinNominated
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She was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures.

BlogHub Articles:

and Greg Peck can't quit each other in... Duel in the Sun (1946)

By Michaela on Aug 11, 2015 From Love Letters to Old Hollywood

This is my entry for the Barrymore Trilogy Blogathon, which celebrates all actors with the last name Barrymore. To read the rest of the stunning roster, click here. ********************************************************************************* Imagine you're David O. Selznick. In 1939, you ... Read full article


Silver Screen Sirens:

By Art on Mar 2, 2015 From Classic Cinema Gold

(March 2, 1919 – December 17, 2009) was an American Oscar-winning actress during the Hollywood golden years. Jones was nominated for five Academy Awards, winning one for her role as Bernadette Soubirous in “The Song of Bernadette” (1943). She married three times, most nota... Read full article


By Art on Mar 2, 2012 From Classic Cinema Gold

“My mother told me never explain, never complain. Even as a young actress, I determined I would never give personal interviews, since they made me so uncomfortable.” ~ was an American actress and a five-time Academy Award nominee, she won the Academy Awar... Read full article


Happy Birthday: !

By Dawn on Mar 2, 2011 From Noir and Chick Flicks

When Jennifer tried out for the lead role in Claudia, she was so sure that she gave a bad reading, she ran out. To her suprise, Selznick, was very impressed and had his secretary call her back and she was signed to a seven-year contract. In 1944, on her 25th birthday, Jones won the Academy Award f... Read full article


(March 2, 1919 – December 17, 2009).

By Dawn on Dec 30, 2009 From Noir and Chick Flicks

Born Phylis Lee Isley in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Her parents Flora Mae and Phillip Ross Isley toured the Midwest in a traveling tent show . Jones went on to Monte Cassino Junior College in Tulsa and Northwestern University, where she was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority before moving on to the Americ... Read full article


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Jennifer Jones Quotes:

Dr. Han Suyin: I will make no mistakes in the name of loneliness. I have my work and an uncomplicated life. I don't want to feel anything again... ever.


Jennie Appleton: I know we were meant to be together. The strands of our lives are woven together and neither the world nor time can tear them apart.


Corporal William G. 'Bill' Smollett II: You will marry me when it's over, won't you, Jane? You won't be mad at me because I didn't marry you now?
Jane Deborah Hilton: Of course I won't be mad. But you take care of yourself.
Corporal William G. 'Bill' Smollett II: I will.
Jane Deborah Hilton: You write to me.
Corporal William G. 'Bill' Smollett II: I will. You do understand, don't you?
Jane Deborah Hilton: I think so.
Corporal William G. 'Bill' Smollett II: You know it's because I wouldn't want you to be - Well, you know, if anything happened to me ...
Jane Deborah Hilton: A widow, you mean.
Corporal William G. 'Bill' Smollett II: Well, yes, but not only that. If something happened - I mean, if I was -
Jane Deborah Hilton: If you were wounded? Oh, Bill, I'd take care of you the rest of our lives, always.


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Jennifer Jones Facts
Her first Oscar nomination for The Song of Bernadette (1943) marks her first of 4 consecutive nominations, a feat she shares with Thelma Ritter (1950-53), Marlon Brando (1951-54) Elizabeth Taylor (1957-60) and Al Pacino (1972-75). (Pacino and Brando's 4 consecutive nominations are the record for male actors. The female record is 5 in a row by Bette Davis (1938-1942) and Greer Garson (1941-1945).).

She is a breast cancer survivor.

Studied at Northwestern University before focusing on acting at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York, where she met her first husband Robert Walker.

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