Jean Simmons

Born:  January 31, 1929, Crouch Hill, England

Died:  January 22, 2010, Santa Monica, California


1944:  Give Us The Moon, Mr. Emmanuel

1945:  Kiss The Bride Goodbye, Meet Sexton Blake!, The Way To The Stars, Caesar and Cleopatra

1946:  Great Expectations

1947:  Hungry Hill, Black Narcissus, Uncle Silas, The Woman In The Hall

1948:  Hamlet

1949:  The Blue Lagoon, Adam and Evelyne

1950:  So Long At the Fair, Trio, Cage of Gold, The Cloud Yellow

1952:  Beautiful But Dangerous, Androcles and the Lion

1953:  Angel Face, Young Bess, Affair With A Stranger, The Robe, The Actress

1954:  The Egyptian, A Bullet Is Waiting, Desiree

1955:  Footsteps In The Fog, Guys and Dolls

1956:  Hilda Crane

1957:  This Could Be The Night, Until They Sail

1958:  The Big Country, Home Before Dark

1959:  This Earth Is Mine

1960:  Elmer Gantry, Spartacus, The Grass Is Greener

1963:  All The Way Home

1965:  Life At The Top

1966:  Mister Buddwing

1967:  Divorce American Style, Rough Night In Jericho

1969:  The Happy Ending

1971:  Say Hello To Yesterday

1975:  Mr. Sycamore

1979:  Dominique

1985:  Yellow Pages

1988:  The Dawning

1995:  How To Make An American Quilt

2001:  Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within

2004:  Howl’s Moving Castle

2005:  Thru The Moebius Strip

2009:  Shadows In The Sun


Academy Award Nominations:  Best Supporting Actress, Hamlet (1948); Best Actress, The Happy Ending (1969)

Golden Globe Awards:  Best Actress-Musical/Comedy, Guys and Dolls (1955); Special Award for Versatility (1957)
Nominations:  Best Actress-Musical/Comedy, This Could Be The Night (1957); Best Actress-Drama, Home Before Dark (1958); Elmer Gantry (1960); The Happy Ending (1969); Best Supporting Actress-TV, The Thorn Birds (1983)

Screen Actors Guild Award Nomination:  Outstanding Motion Picture Cast, How To Make An American Quilt (1995)

Venice Film Festival Award:  Best Actress, Hamlet (1948)


Photo by Kate Gabrielle