Jennifer Jones Overview:

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.

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It seemed that this dark-haired American actress, with her alabaster beauty, was forever after roles as tempestuous women of destiny (perhaps to escape her saintly Oscar for The Song of Bernadette) when what she was best at, in terms of getting an audience to respond to the character, were the Jennies, the Miss Doves, and the Cluny Browns of this world. Married to Robert Walker (1939-1945) and David O. Selznick (1949 until his death in 1965). She also received Oscar nominations for Since You Went Away, Love Letters, Duel in the Sun (making four consecutive years) and Love is a Many-Splendored Thing. Mother of actor Robert Walker Jr.

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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:

Charles Boyer and in Ernst Lubitsch's production of "Cluny Brown"

By Stephen Reginald on May 17, 2022 From Classic Movie Man

Charles Boyer and in Ernst Lubitsch's production of "Cluny Brown" Cluny Brown (1946) is a romantic comedy produced and directed by Ernst Lubitsch and starring Charles Boyer and . The film is based on the novel of the same name by Margery Sharp. The cinematography wa... Read full article


The Friendship of and Ingrid Bergman

By Virginie Pronovost on Mar 2, 2019 From The Wonderful World of Cinema

Three Enchanting Ladies is not the first name that automatically pop-ups to people?s head when thinking about classic Hollywood. A name like Ingrid Bergman has more chances to. It is intriguing, as Mrs. Jones had quite a prolific career in Hollywood. We remember her four pairings alo... Read full article


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


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Jennifer Jones Quotes:

Jennie Appleton: [singing] Where I come from nobody knows and where I am going everything goes. The wind blows, the sea flows, nobody knows. And where I am going, nobody knows.


Emma Bovary: Is it a crime to want things to be beautiful?


Carrie Meeber: I should have waited until I met you. But I didn't, and now I'm not free.


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Jennifer Jones Facts
Was the daughter of the owners and stars of Isley Stock Col, a tent show that toured the Midwest. Became interested in acting while young and appeared in her parent's shows.

Son Michael Walker born on March 13, 1941, died December 23, 2007.

Once had interest in returning to the screen to play convicted murderess Jean Harris but abandoned the project when Ellen Burstyn appeared in a successful televised movie.

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