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.
MINI BIO:Britain never sent a prettier actress to Hollywood (and few more talented): all the more pity the film capital did so little with her. The demure-looking brunette with oval face and stunning figure had done rather well in Britain, but had to wait 10 years for comparable American roles. In leading roles as a teenager. Married to Stewart Granger from 1950 to 1960. A later marriage to director Richard Brooks also ended. Nominated for Academy Awards on Hamlet and The Happy Ending. (Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Film Stars).
HONORS and AWARDS:.
Although Simmons was nominated for two Oscars, she never won a competitive Academy Award.
|1948||Best Supporting Actress||Hamlet (1948)||Ophelia||Nominated|
|1969||Best Actress||The Happy Ending (1969)||Mary Wilson||Nominated|
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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Capt. Jack Harding: He'd understand.
Barbara Leslie Forbes: As they say, to understand is to forgive. Or is it, to understand is not to forgive? I can never remember.
Diana: No, Marcellus, they'll kill you!
Marcellus Gallio: You must have faith...
Diana: Faith in what? This new God of yours? How can he help you? He couldn't help his own son, they crucified him!
Varinia: Goodbye, my love, my life. Goodbye, good-bye.
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