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Stewart Granger
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Dean Martin
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Frank Sinatra
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George Peppard
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Marlon Brando
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Frank Loesser
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Joan Bennett
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Jean Simmons

Knowledge Identifier: +Jean_Simmons

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Jean Simmons

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Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1929.

Countries: United States (47%), United Kingdom (22%), Arizona (8%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Stewart Granger, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra

Linked to: Aida Foster stage school, Sidcot School, Los Angeles Times, Rank Organisation

 

Timeline


 

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Jean Simmons was born in 1929 add something


1945

Pascal saw potential in Simmons and in 1945 he signed her to a seven-year contract add something


1947

Katina Paxinou - She made one British film as well, the 1947 film version of "Uncle Silas", starring Jean Simmons


1949

In 1949 Simmons starred with Granger in "Adam and Evelyne" add something


1950

In 1950 Rank sold Simmons's contract to Howard Hughes, who owned the RKO studio in Hollywood add something

 

In 1950 she married the English actor Stewart Granger, with whom she appeared in several films, successfully making the transition to an American career add something

 

She married Stewart Granger in Tucson, Arizona, Arizona, on 20 December 1950 add something

 

Dirk Bogarde - During the 1950s, Bogarde came to prominence playing a hoodlum who shoots and kills a police constable in "The Blue Lamp" co-starring Jack Warner and Bernard Lee; a handsome artist who comes to rescue of Jean Simmons during the World's Fair in Paris in "So Long at the Fair", a film noir thriller; an accidental murderer who befriends a young boy played by Jon Whiteley in "Hunted" ; in "Appointment in London " as a young Wing-Commander in Bomber Command who, against orders, opts to fly his 90th mission with his men in a major air offensive again

 

Muriel Box - In 1950, Jean Simmons had her replaced on "So Long at the Fair", and Kay Kendall unsuccessfully attempted to do the same with "Simon and Laura"


1952

Catherine Parr - In 1952, a romanticised version of Thomas Seymour's obsession with Elizabeth I saw Stewart Granger as Seymour, Jean Simmons as the young Elizabeth and screen legend Deborah Kerr as Parr in the popular film "Young Bess"


1953

In 1953 she starred alongside Spencer Tracy in "The Actress", a film that was one of her personal favourites add something

 

Ruth Gordon - In 1953's "The Actress," Gordon's film adaptation of her own autobiographical play, "Years Ago", became a Hollywood production, with Jean Simmons portraying the girl from Quincy, Massachusetts, who convinced her sea captain father to let her go to New York to become an actress


1955

Frank Loesser - A film version was released in 1955, and starred Marlon Brando, Jean Simmons, Frank_Sinatra, and Vivian Blaine

 

Guys and Dolls (film) - "'Guys and Dolls"' is a 1955 musical film starring Marlon Brando, Jean Simmons, Frank_Sinatra and Vivian Blaine


1956

In 1956 she and Granger became U.S. citizens; they divorced in 1960 add something


1958

In the opinion of film critic Philip French, a film of 1958, "Home Before Dark", saw her give "perhaps her finest performance as a housewife driven into a breakdown in Mervyn LeRoy's psychodrama add something


1960

On 1 November 1960, she married director Richard Brooks; they divorced in 1977 add something


1965

Arnold Laven - His directing credits in the western genre included "The Glory Guys", a 1965 feature written by Sam Peckinpah about George Armstrong Custer and his 7th Cavalry Regiment, and "Rough Night in Jericho", a 1967 western film starring Dean Martin, George Peppard, and Jean Simmons


1970

By the 1970s Simmons turned her focus to stage and television acting add something

 

Simmons moved to the East Coast of the US in the late 1970s, briefly owning a home in New Milford, Connecticut near her longtime friend Rex Reed add something

 

George Peppard - Among the disappointing films was the 1970 Western "Cannon for Cordoba", in which Peppard played the steely Captain Rod Douglas, who has been put in charge of gathering a group of soldiers on a dangerous mission into Mexico, and 1967's "Rough Night in Jericho" in which he was billed over crooner Dean Martin and Jean Simmons, a reflection of his status at that point in his career


 

She portrayed Fiona Cleary, Cleary family matriarch, in the 1983 mini-series, "The Thorn Birds"; she won an Emmy award for her role add something


1985

In 1985 and 1986 she appeared in "North & South", again playing the role of the family matriarch as Clarissa Main add something


1988

In 1988 she starred in "The Dawning" with Anthony Hopkins and Hugh Grant, and in 1989 she again starred in a mini-series, this time a version of "Great Expectations", in which she played the role of Miss Havisham, Estella's adoptive mother add something


1991

In 1991 she appeared in the short-lived revival of the 1960s daytime series "Dark Shadows", in roles originally played by Joan Bennett add something


1994

From 1994 until 1998 Simmons narrated the A&E documentary television series, "Mysteries of the Bible" add something


2003

Throughout her life Simmons spoke out publicly about her own struggle with addiction, and in 2003 became the patron of the UK drugs and human rights charity Release add something


2004

In 2004 Simmons voiced the lead-role of Sophie in the English dub of "Howl's Moving Castle" add something


2009

Jamie Dornan - Dornan appeared in the drama film "Shadows in the Sun" in 2009, which starred three-time Academy *award nominee Jean Simmons


Jean Simmons died in 2010 add something

 

She died at home on 22 January 2010, nine days before her 81st birthday, surrounded by her family add something