Job Actress, singer, dancer
Years active 1944-2009
Top Roles Sergeant Sarah Brown, Mary Wilson, Anne Leeds, Hattie Durant, Sister Sharon Falconer
Top GenresDrama, Romance, Comedy, Film Adaptation, Historical, Mystery
Top TopicsBook-Based, Based on Play, Ancient World
Top Collaborators , (Producer), (Producer),
Shares birthday with Tallulah Bankhead, Mario Lanza, Eddie Cantor  see more..

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.

HONORS and AWARDS:

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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
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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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and Grace Kelly, Daugthers of Athletes.

By Virginie Pronovost on Feb 2, 2021 From The Wonderful World of Cinema

Three Enchanting Ladies Two days ago, January 31st, 2021, marked what would have been British actress ?s 92nd birthday. Along with the Three Enchanting Ladies (Grace Kelly, Ingrid Bergman and Audrey Hepburn), Jean has always among my top favourite actresses. Even though she never share... Read full article


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


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Jean Simmons Quotes:

Young Bess: I warn you, madam!
Ann Seymour: Who are you to warn me?
Young Bess: My mother's daughter!


Varinia: Goodbye, my love, my life. Goodbye, good-bye.


Sister Sharon Falconer: But tonight is a thousand years away.


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Jean Simmons Facts
Her Hamlet (1948) co-star Laurence Olivier urged the young actress to perfect her craft on the stage; instead she decided to follow her future husband Stewart Granger to Hollywood.

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 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.

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