Jean Simmons

Jean Merilyn Simmons, OBE (31 January 1929 – 22 January 2010) was a British actress and singer.[1][2] One of J. Arthur Rank's "well-spoken young starlets", she appeared predominantly in films, beginning with those made in Great Britain during and after World War II, followed mainly by Hollywood films from 1950 onwards.[3]

Jean Simmons

Simmons in a 1955 studio publicity shot
Born
Jean Merilyn Simmons

(1929-01-31)31 January 1929
Died22 January 2010(2010-01-22) (aged 80)
NationalityBritish
American
OccupationActress, singer
Years active1944–2010
Spouse(s)
(m. 1950; div. 1960)

(m. 1960; div. 1980)
Children2
Parent(s)

Simmons was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for Hamlet (1948), and won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for Guys and Dolls (1955). Her other film appearances include Young Bess (1953), The Robe (1953), The Big Country (1958), Elmer Gantry (1960), Spartacus (1960), and the 1969 film The Happy Ending, for which she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress. She also won an Emmy Award for the miniseries The Thorn Birds (1983).


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