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.



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

She was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures.

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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

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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

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Jennifer Jones Quotes:

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

Dr. Han Suyin: Our gorgeous lie did not even last the night.

Jane Deborah Hilton: You were talking about how your grandfather always wanted you to be a soldier. Would you like a sandwich or something?
Corporal William G. 'Bill' Smollett II: He wanted me to be a general.
Jane Deborah Hilton: But didn't you want to be a general?
Corporal William G. 'Bill' Smollett II: Well, no I didn't.
Jane Deborah Hilton: But why not, Bill?
Corporal William G. 'Bill' Smollett II: I had an idea it was more important to build things. But, I don't mean it isn't terribly important being a soldier. I don't know how we'd keep the things we build without them.
Jane Deborah Hilton: Of course. But you said you went to West Point. I should think you'd be a lot more than a -
Corporal William G. 'Bill' Smollett II: More than a corporal, you mean.
Jane Deborah Hilton: Let's have a picnic sometime. I'll bring a - Bill, I didn't mean that. It's wonderful being a corporal.
Corporal William G. 'Bill' Smollett II: No, you meant that if I went to the Academy, I ought to be more than a corporal. Well, you might as well know it. I - I was kicked out and I broke Grandpa's heart.
Jane Deborah Hilton: I'm sure it wasn't your fault.
Corporal William G. 'Bill' Smollett II: Yes, it was.
Jane Deborah Hilton: Bill, come and sit down.
Corporal William G. 'Bill' Smollett II: Look. Grandpa's father carried this watch at Vicksburg. Grandpa gave it to me on my tenth birthday. He had it engraved for me. Read it. I'll light a match.
Jane Deborah Hilton: "To William G. Smollett, the Second, who will lead men to glory on the battlefield." You must have been terribly pleased.
Corporal William G. 'Bill' Smollett II: I said, "Grandpa, don't people hurt each other in war?" You see, I was only ten. He took the watch away from me. But he gave it back to me again when I entered the Academy. Aw, Jane, I did my best, but I could never make a good officer. I can't lead men, and I know it, so even if I led my class the way Grandpa thought I should -

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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.

On November 9, 1967, she checked into a Malibu motel and took an overdose of sleeping pills. She was found unconscious on the beach and rushed to a nearby hospital and eventually recovered.

Was represented by the John Robert Powers agency as a fashion model in the 1930s.

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