Jean Merilyn Simmons, 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.(31 January 1929 – 22 January 2010) was a British actress and singer.
Jean Merilyn Simmons
31 January 1929
Lower Holloway, London, England, UK
|Died||22 January 2010 80) (aged|
Santa Monica, California, U.S.
(m. 1950; div. 1960)
(m. 1960; div. 1980)
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).