January 23, 2010

WE'VE LOST ONE OF THE ALL-TIME BABES:

Actress Jean Simmons dies at 80 (Evening Standard, 23.01.10)

Simmons won an Emmy for the 1983 TV mini-series The Thorn Birds and appeared on TV and on stage until the 1990s.

After Give Us The Moon, several minor films followed before British director David Lean gave Simmons her breakthrough role of Estella, companion to the reclusive Miss Havisham in 1946's Great Expectations.

That was followed by the exotic Black Narcissus and then Olivier's Oscar-winning Hamlet in 1948, for which Simmons was nominated as best supporting actress. She would be nominated for another Oscar, for best actress for 1969's The Happy Ending, before moving largely to television roles in the 1970s, 80s and 90s.


Spartacus. 'Nuff said.


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Silver screen legend Jean Simmons dies at 80 (THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, January 23rd 2010)

Posted by Orrin Judd at January 23, 2010 7:07 PM
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