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Jean Simmons

Popular English actress who was once married to actor Stewart Granger, made her mark in a number of big budget spectacles, most notably, “Androcles & The Lion”, “The Robe”, “The Egyptian” & “ Spartacus”. Jean also received 2 Oscar nominations for “Hamlet” (1948) & “The Happy Ending” (1969).

Jean Simmons Fact File :

Birth Name: Jean Merilyn Simmons

Date Of Birth: 31st January 1929

Place Of Birth: Crouch Hill, London, England, UK

Spouses:
Richard Brooks (1960 - 1977)
Stewart Granger (1950 - 1960)

Debut Film: “Give Us The Moon” (1944)

Trivia:
*Jean became a naturalized U.S. citizen

*Jean made her film debut at 14 years of age.

* In 1956 Jean won the “Best Actress” Golden Globe Award for her work in “Guys & Dolls”.

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Jean Simmons’ Top 10 Movies on DVD :

Black Narcissus [DVD](1946) DVD
A striking drama focuses on the emotional and sexual struggles of a group of nuns in a remote Himalayan convent. An Oscar-winner for its ravishing color cinematography, the Michael Powell/Emeric Pressburger classic is a one-of-a-kind experience. Deborah Kerr, Flora Robson, Jean Simmons, Sabu. 101 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby mono; Subtitles: English; audio commentary by Powell and Martin Scorsese; "making of" documentary; photo gallery; theatrical trailer; scene access.

Hamlet [DVD](1948) DVD
Five Oscars, including Best Actor and Picture, went to Laurence Olivier's turn as the Melancholy Dane. Stunning locations and black-and-white photography add to the timeless drama. Basil Sydney, Jean Simmons, Felix Aylmer, Norman Wooland head the impressive supporting cast; look quickly for Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee. 147 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English; scene access.

Androcles And The Lion(1952) VHS
Travel back to Ancient Rome in this film adaptation of George Bernard Shaw's classic fable of a stalwart slave who removes a thorn from a lion's paw and gains a friend. But will their friendship carry them through a bout at the Colosseum? Alan Young, Jean Simmons and Victor Mature star. 100 min.

The Robe [DVD](1953) DVD
Lavish costume drama set during the Crucifixion of Jesus and the birth of Christianity in the Roman Empire. Richard Burton is the centurion whose loyalty to mad emperor Caligula is tested when his lover joins the new faith. Jean Simmons, Jay Robinson, Victor Mature, Michael Rennie co-star. 135 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 4.0, Dolby Digital stereo, French Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English, Spanish; theatrical trailer.

The Egyptian(1954) VHS
Hollywood's '50s penchant for Bible-based "sword and sandal" epics sometimes sent viewers further back in time, as in this tale of romance, intrigue and murder amidst the pyramids. Edmund Purdom, Jean Simmons, Peter Ustinov, Michael Wilding, Gene Tierney and Victor Mature star. 140 min.

This Could Be The Night(1957) VHS
Charming comedy laced with musical numbers stars Jean Simmons as a prim teacher who moonlights as a secretary for Broadway nightclub owners (Anthony Franciosa and Paul Douglas) and winds up coming between the pair. Julie Wilson, Joan Blondell co-star; directed by Robert Wise. 105 min.

Spartacus (Special Edition) [DVD](1960) DVD
Stanley Kubrick's epic adventure, presented in a restored edition, stars Kirk Douglas as the heroic slave who fights to lead his people to freedom from Roman rule. Included in this new version is the infamous bathing scene between Roman general Laurence Olivier and poet-slave Tony Curtis. With Jean Simmons, Peter Ustinov, Charles Laughton and John Gavin. 196 min. Restored 1991 Super Technirama version; Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital Surround, Dolby Digital stereo, Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English; audio commentary by Douglas, Ustinov, others; scene-by-scene analysis; additional score compositions; restoration demonstration; deleted scenes; newsreel footage; interviews; behind-the-scenes fo

The Grass Is Greener [DVD](1961) DVD
Romantic comedy about an aristocratic English couple (Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr) who've fallen on hard times and open their estate to the public. Robert Mitchum is the Texas oilman who falls for Kerr, and Jean Simmons is an old flame of Grant's. 105 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English 2.0; scene access.

Divorce American Style [DVD](1967) DVD
After 17 years, Dick Van Dyke and Debbie Reynolds decide that their marriage is kaput and, after seeing a counselor, split up. While juggling alimony demands and visits with his kids, Van Dyke befriends Jason Robards, a divorce who'd love to see him marry ex-wife Jean Simmons. Lee Grant, Martin Gabel co-star; Norman Lear wrote the screenplay. 109 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo; Subtitles: English; theatrical trailers.

Heidi(1968) VHS
The sweetheart of the Swiss Alps comes alive in this fine family film based on Johanna Spyri's classic tale. Jennifer Edwards is the adventurous Heidi, Walter Slezak her kindly grandfather. Maximilian Schell, Jean Simmons also star; script by Earl Hamner, Jr. 110 min.

 

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