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Jean Simmons

actress
Born: January 31, 1929
Died: January 21, 2010 (Santa Monica, Calif.)
Best Known as: English film actress

Jean Simmons, a versatile British actress who starred in several hit films of the 1940s, '50's, and '60s, played roles that ranged from a blackmailing maid to Shakespeare's Ophelia to a seductive murderer. She earned Best Supporting Actress Oscar nominations for her performance in Hamlet and The Happy Ending. Her other films include Great Expectations, Guys and Dolls, and Spartacus.

More on Jean Simmons from Infoplease:

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  • Elmer Gantry (1960) - Starring Burt Lancaster, Jean Simmons, Arthur Kennedy, Shirley Jones
  • The Big Country (1958) - Starring Charlton Heston, Gregory Peck, Carroll Baker, Jean Simmons
  • Footsteps in the Fog - Starring Stewart Granger, Jean Simmons, Bill Travers, Belinda Lee, Ronald Squire
  • Uncle Silas (1947) - Starring Jean Simmons, Katina Paxinou, Derrick De Marney, Derek Bond, Sophie Stewart

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