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Jean Simmons

  • Jan 31, 1929 - Jan 22, 2010 (age 80)
  • 5' 6" (1.68 m)
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2010
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Jean Simmons

Jean Simmons passed away.
2009
Shadows in the Sun
MovieJun 5, 2009

Shadows in the Sun

Shadows in the Sun is a 2009 British independent film …
Shadows in the Sun is a 2009 British independent film directed by David Rocksavage and starring James Wilby, Jean Simmons, Jamie Dornan and Ophelia Lovibond.
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2004
Howl's Moving Castle
MovieSep 5, 2004

Howl's Moving Castle

A young woman named Sophie is cursed by the Witch of the …
A young woman named Sophie is cursed by the Witch of the Waste, turns into an old woman, and is unable to tell anyone of her plight. Unable to continue her job at her mother's hat shop, she goes to the ambulatory castle of the notorious wizard Howl and insinuates herself into his household. Sophie befriends Calcifer, the fire demon who powers the castle and who is bound to Howl by a contract, the terms of which Calcifer cannot reveal. They promise to help each other with their problems. Like Calcifer, Howl can also see through the Witch's spell, and he and Sophie fall in love. Sophie helps Howl confront his former teacher, and the Witch of the Waste.
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2001
Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within
MovieJul 2, 2001

Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within

In the year 2065, a meteor …
In the year 2065, a meteor has crashed onto Earth unleashing an invading race of millions of strange phantom-like alien creatures who roam the earth, decimating field and city alike, threatening to extinguish life itself. But when a brilliant young female scientist, Dr. Aki Ross makes a last stand on Earth with the help of a ragtag team of soldiers against an invasion of alien phantoms. She seeks information about their purpose and physiology, assisted by her mentor Dr. Sid and the Deep Eyes military squad of courageous Captain Gray Edwards Aki's old friend. Tension develops between Aki's quest to stop the alien onslaught through study and the more extreme solution favored by the vengeful, saber-rattling General Hein, who would destroy both the aliens and the Earth itself!
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1996
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Nomination1996

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a …

Nominated for "How to Make an American Quilt".
Screen Actors Guild Award
1995
Daisies in December
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MovieDec 3, 1995

Daisies in December

Daisies in December released.
How to Make an American Quilt
MovieOct 6, 1995

How to Make an American Quilt

Finn is a young graduate …
Finn is a young graduate student finishing her master's thesis and preparing for marriage to her fiance Sam. But thoughts of the end of her free life and a potential summer fling intrude. She travels to her grandmother's home, where, over the making of her wedding gift by a group of quilting friends. Laughter, bickering, love, and advice lead her toward a more open-eyed examination of her life's choices.
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1991
Dark Shadows
TV ShowJan 13, 1991

Dark Shadows

Dark Shadows (later referred to as Dark Shadows: The Revival) …
Dark Shadows (later referred to as Dark Shadows: The Revival) is a prime-time television series which aired on NBC from January to March 1991. A re-imagining of the 1966–71 ABC daytime gothic soap opera Dark Shadows, the revival was developed by Dan Curtis, creator of the original series.
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1989
Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series
Nomination1989

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama S…

Nominated for "Murder, She Wrote".
Primetime Emmy Award
1988
In the Heat of the Night
TV ShowMar 6, 1988

In the Heat of the Night

In the Heat of the Night is an …
In the Heat of the Night is an American drama television series based on the 1967 film and the 1965 novel of the same title. It starred Carroll O'Connor as police chief William Gillespie and Howard Rollins as police detective Virgil Tibbs, and was broadcast on NBC from March 6, 1988 until May 19, 1992, then on CBS from October 28, 1992 until May 16, 1995. Its executive producers were Fred Silverman, Juanita Bartlett and O'Connor.
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1987
Star Trek: The Next Generation
TV ShowSep 28, 1987

Star Trek: The Next Generation

Star Trek: The Next …
Star Trek: The Next Generation (TNG and ST:TNG) is an American science fiction television series created by Gene Roddenberry. It originally aired from September 28, 1987 to May 23, 1994 in syndication, spanning 178 episodes over the course of seven seasons. The third series in the Star Trek franchise, it is the second sequel to Star Trek: The Original Series. Set in the 24th century, when Earth is part of a United Federation of Planets, it follows the adventures of a Starfleet starship, the USS Enterprise-D, in its exploration of the Milky Way galaxy.
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Perry Mason: The Case of the Lost Love
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MovieFeb 23, 1987

Perry Mason: The Case of the Lost Love

An old flame of Mason's is …
An old flame of Mason's is one of those being considered to fill a vacated government position. Now, her husband's approached by a man who says he knows his wife's secret and that if this ...
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1985
North and South
TV ShowNov 3, 1985

North and South

North and South is the title of three American television …
North and South is the title of three American television miniseries broadcast on the ABC network in 1985, 1986, and 1994. Set before, during, and immediately after the American Civil War, they are based on the 1980s trilogy of novels North and South by John Jakes. The 1985 first installment, North and South, remains the seventh-highest rated miniseries in TV history. North and South: Book II (1986) was met with similar success, while 1994's Heaven and Hell: North and South Book III was poorly received by both critics and audiences.
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1984
Murder, She Wrote
TV ShowSep 30, 1984

Murder, She Wrote

Murder, She Wrote is an American crime drama television series …
Murder, She Wrote is an American crime drama television series starring Angela Lansbury as mystery writer and amateur detective Jessica Fletcher. The series aired for 12 seasons with 264 episodes from 1984 to 1996 on the CBS network. It was followed by four TV films. Among the most successful and longest-running television shows in history, it averaged more than 30 million viewers per week in its prime (sometimes hitting above 40 million viewers), and was a staple of the CBS Sunday night lineup for a decade. In syndication, the series is still highly successful throughout the world.
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1983
The Thorn Birds
TV ShowMar 27, 1983

The Thorn Birds

The Thorn Birds is an American television miniseries …
The Thorn Birds is an American television miniseries broadcast on ABC from March 27 to 30, 1983. It starred Richard Chamberlain, Rachel Ward, Barbara Stanwyck, Christopher Plummer, Piper Laurie, Jean Simmons, Richard Kiley, Bryan Brown, Mare Winningham and Philip Anglim. It was directed by Daryl Duke and based on a novel of the same name by Colleen McCullough. The series was enormously successful and became the United States' second highest-rated miniseries of all time behind Roots; both series were produced by television veteran David L. Wolper.
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Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie
Nomination1983

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Mini…

Nominated for "The Thorn Birds".
Primetime Emmy Award
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie
Nomination1983

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Mini…

Nominated for "The Thorn Birds".
Primetime Emmy Award
Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film
Nomination1983

Best Supporting Actress – Series, Minise…

Nominated for "The Thorn Birds".
Golden Globe Award
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie
Award1983

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Mini…

Won award for "The Thorn Birds".
Primetime Emmy Award
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie
Award1983

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Mini…

Won award for "The Thorn Birds".
Primetime Emmy Award
1971
Say Hello to Yesterday
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MovieJan 14, 1971

Say Hello to Yesterday

Say Hello to Yesterday is a …
Say Hello to Yesterday is a 1971 British comedy-drama film directed by Canadian Alvin Rakoff, on whose original story the film is based. Starring Jean Simmons and Leonard Whiting, it is 'a fast moving account of ten hours in the life of a suburban housewife' and was made at Twickenham Studios and on location in London and Ascot railway station.
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1969
The Happy Ending
MovieDec 21, 1969

The Happy Ending

The triumphs and failures of middle age as seen through the …
The triumphs and failures of middle age as seen through the eyes of runaway American housewife Mary Wilson (Jean Simmons), a woman who believes that ultimate reality exists above and beyond the routine procedures of conscious, uninspired, everyday life. She feels cheated by an older generation that taught her to settle for nothing less than storybook finales, people who are disillusioned and restless and don't know why, people for whom life holds no easy answers. Great supporting cast includes John Forsythe, Teresa Wright, Lloyd Bridges, Shirley Jones, Bobby Darin, Tina Louise, Dick Shawn, and Nanette Fabray.
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Best Actress
Nomination1969

Best Actress

Nominated for "The Happy Ending".
Academy Award
Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama
Nomination1969

Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama

Nominated for "The Happy Ending".
Golden Globe Award
1968
Heidi
MovieNov 1, 1968

Heidi

Heidi is a 1968 NBC made-for-TV film version of the 1880 novel …
Heidi is a 1968 NBC made-for-TV film version of the 1880 novel of the same name by Johanna Spyri which debuted on November 17, 1968. It starred actress Jennifer Edwards, stepdaughter of Julie Andrews and daughter of Blake Edwards, in the title role, alongside Maximilian Schell, Jean Simmons, and Michael Redgrave. The score was composed by John Williams. The film was sponsored by Timex.
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1967
Rough Night in Jericho
MovieAug 1, 1967

Rough Night in Jericho

Playing against type, Dean …
Playing against type, Dean Martin is an ex-lawman who has decided to illegally profit from his abilities. He now owns most of the town of Jericho, and has hired a band of gunmen to enforce his edicts. Outside of town, Martin ambushes a stagecoach that is carrying a passenger, ex-marshal George Peppard. From a hidden spot in the brush, Martin shoots up the coach and rides away. Arriving in town, Peppard meets Jean Simmons who has refused Martin's attempts to take over operation of her stage line. After a few days, Peppard becomes attracted to Simmons, but he sees that the odds against them are too great, and is on the verge of leaving town. But, after Martin physically roughs up Simmons, Peppard organizes the few men in town who are willing to put up a fight, and attacks enterprises that are owned by Martin. Finally, in a showdown, Martin and Peppard battle it out, ironically in the same spot that Martin originally ambushed the stagecoach.
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Divorce American Style
MovieJun 21, 1967

Divorce American Style

After 17 years, things have …
After 17 years, things have got too predictable and stale. They argue, they visit a marriage counselor, Richard (drunk) visits a prostitute. They split up. After meeting other people, they ...
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1966
Mister Buddwing
MovieJul 15, 1966

Mister Buddwing

Edward Volner (James Garner) has a recurring nightmare that …
Edward Volner (James Garner) has a recurring nightmare that recalls three stages of his marriage. In his dream he is an amnesiac who has several unlikely allies in his search for who he is. Angela Landsbury and Jack Gilford portray unlikely benefactors as well as a group of Washington Square denizens who save him from a beat cop. Katherine Ross, Suzanne Pleshette, and Jeanne Simmons portray his wife during three stages of his marriage. The film depicts social issues of the first half of the 1960's including birth control, abortion, and police corruption. The film is surreal, James Garner claims in his biography that it was the worst film of his career. I believe it is one of his best films, its dark character study is definitely not your typical James Garner movie. Pay close attention to the opening shot and the closing shot especially the final few seconds.
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1965
Life at the Top
MovieDec 14, 1965

Life at the Top

Joe Lampton thought he had really made it by marrying the …
Joe Lampton thought he had really made it by marrying the boss's daughter in his northern mill town. But he finds he is being sidelined at work and his private life manipulated by his father-in-law. Even so, he ignores an offer of a job in London and keeps away from attractive TV presenter Norah. When he finds his wife is having an affair, he reconsiders on both counts. But can he make it on his own ability down south?
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1961
Kate Brooks
ChildJuly 1961

Kate Brooks

Kate Brooks is a television producer.
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Best Foreign Actress
Nomination1961

Best Foreign Actress

Nominated for "Elmer Gantry".
BAFTA Award
1960
The Grass Is Greener
MovieDec 23, 1960

The Grass Is Greener

Victor and Hillary are down on their luck to the point that they …
Victor and Hillary are down on their luck to the point that they allow tourists to take guided tours of their castle. But Charles Delacro, a millionaire oil tycoon, visits, and takes a ...
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Richard Brooks
MarriageNovember 1960

Richard Brooks

Richard Brooks (May 18, 1912 – March 11, 1992) was an …
Richard Brooks (May 18, 1912 – March 11, 1992) was an American screenwriter, film director, novelist and occasional film producer. His outstanding works as director are Blackboard Jungle (1955), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958), Elmer Gantry (1960) – for which he won an Academy Award for Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay), In Cold Blood (1967), and Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977).
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Spartacus
MovieOct 6, 1960

Spartacus

Spartacus was directed by Stanley Kubrick and Anthony Mann …
Spartacus was directed by Stanley Kubrick and Anthony Mann and starred Kirk Douglas as the titular slave, Spartacus who leads a slave revolt against the ruling Roman Empire. The film is based on true historical events surrounding a slave revolt led by a slave called Spartacus in 73 B.C.; the events of the film were dramatized for a novel of the same name by Howard Fast and adapted for the screen by Dalton Trumbo. The film was produced by Kirk Douglas's Bryna production company to cash in on the trend for historical epics that had seen the earlier Ben-Hur be a large hit. Upon beginning production Douglas and Universal Pictures stated to the press that Trumbo was the screenwriter despite his blacklisting during the 1950's McCarthy era anti-communist witchhunt. By publicly announcing Trumbo as screenwriter and not forcing him to use a pseudonym Douglas and Universal Pictures helped bring an end to the blacklisting of Hollywood figures in the 50's and 60's. Spartacus tells the story of a slave called Spartacus who is unwilling to be ordered around by his Roman employers; his unwillingness to work as a slave forces his owner to make him a gladiator forced to fight to entertain Roman's of all social classes in the Colliseum. While fighting and training as a gladiator Spartacus begins a feud with General Crassus, played by Laurence Olivier; Spartacus is given a female slave who he falls in love with called Varinia, played by Jean Simmons. Seeing the close relationship between Spartacus and Varinia General Crassus takes the slave away and forced the gladiator trainer to use Spartacus's anger to make a better gladiator. An ensuing fight turns into a riot and the gladiators escape their captors to flee to the Roman countryside. Once free the gladiators are joined by more slaves who wish to fight for their freedom; despite not feeling he has the intelligence to lead the revolt Spartacus is elected the leader of the group and leads the slave army towards the sea and their freedom. In a series of battles the slaves defeat the Roman army until they finally fall to a larger Roman army; following their loss the slaves are offered freedom if they give up Spartacus. In the famous scene each slave stands and declares themselves Spartacus. Eventually, Spartacus is found and crucified as he is comforted by Varinia. Spartacus was seen as a controversial movie at the time of release; many anti-communist groups picketed the film because of the use of screenwriter Trumbo and the film's apparent sympathy for socialist causes. This was Stanley Kubrick's first big budget Hollywood movie after he replaced initial director Anthony Mann after the first week of shooting.
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Elmer Gantry
MovieJun 29, 1960

Elmer Gantry

Elmer Gantry is a fast-talking, hard-drinking traveling salesman …
Elmer Gantry is a fast-talking, hard-drinking traveling salesman who always has a risqué story and a hip flask to entertain cronies and customers alike. He is immediately taken with Sister Sharon Falconer, a lay preacher whose hellfire-and-damnation revivalism has attracted quite a following. Gantry uses his own quick wit and Bible knowledge to become an indispensable part of Sister Sharon's roadshow, but his past soon catches up with him in the form of Lulu Bains, now a prostitute. While Gantry seeks and eventually gets forgiveness from Sharon, tragedy strikes when she finally manages to get out of her revivalist tent and opens a permanent church.
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Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama
Nomination1960

Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama

Nominated for "Elmer Gantry".
Golden Globe Award
Best Actress in a Leading Role
Nomination1960

Best Actress in a Leading Role

Nominated for "Elmer Gantry".
BAFTA Award
1959
This Earth Is Mine
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MovieJun 24, 1959

This Earth Is Mine

In 1931, Elizabeth Rambeau comes from England to live in …
In 1931, Elizabeth Rambeau comes from England to live in California with her aunt and uncle of a winemaking dynasty, who are still wealthy despite 12 years of Prohibition. Object: marriage ...
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1958
Home Before Dark
MovieNov 16, 1958

Home Before Dark

A wealthy but emotionally damaged woman is released from a …
A wealthy but emotionally damaged woman is released from a sanitarium a year after suffering a mental breakdown. She returns to her home, shared with her husband, stepsister, stepmother, and maid. She attempts to start her life over again, but the home environment that caused her breakdown are still there. The lack of support from those closest to her threatens her fragile recovery.
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The Big Country
MovieAug 13, 1958

The Big Country

Retired, wealthy sea Captain Jame McKay arrives in the vast …
Retired, wealthy sea Captain Jame McKay arrives in the vast expanse of the West to marry fiancée Pat Terrill. McKay is a man whose values and approach to life are a mystery to the ranchers and ranch foreman Steve Leech takes an immediate dislike to him. Pat is spoiled, selfish and controlled by her wealthy father, Major Henry Terrill. The Major is involved in a ruthless land war, over watering rights for cattle, with a rough hewn clan led by Rufus Hannassey. The land in question is owned by Julie Maragon and both Terrill and Hannassey want it.
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Best Actress – Motion Picture Comedy or Musical
Nomination1958

Best Actress – Motion Picture Comedy o…

Nominated for "This Could Be the Night".
Golden Globe Award
Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama
Nomination1958

Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama

Nominated for "Home Before Dark".
Golden Globe Award
1957
Until They Sail
MovieOct 1, 1957

Until They Sail

Four sisters in New Zealand fall for four U.S. soldiers en route to …
Four sisters in New Zealand fall for four U.S. soldiers en route to the Pacific theater in WWII
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This Could Be the Night
MovieMay 14, 1957

This Could Be the Night

Jean Simmons (a school …
Jean Simmons (a school teacher) takes a secretarial job in a nightclub. The two club owners quibble about a lot, including her. Unfortunately, she develops an interest for the partner who disapproves of her employment at the club.
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Award1957

Golden Globe Special Achievement Award

Won Golden Globe Special Achievement Award.
Best Foreign Actress
Nomination1957

Best Foreign Actress

Nominated for "Guys and Dolls".
BAFTA Award
Best Actress – Motion Picture Comedy or Musical
Nomination1957

Best Actress – Motion Picture Comedy o…

Nominated for "This Could Be the Night".
Golden Globe Award
Nomination1957

Golden Globe Special Achievement Award

Nominated for Golden Globe Special Achievement Award.
1956
Tracy Granger
ChildSeptember 1956

Tracy Granger

Tracy Granger is a film editor.
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Hilda Crane
MovieMay 2, 1956

Hilda Crane

Twice divorced Hilda Crane feeling she's run out of chances …
Twice divorced Hilda Crane feeling she's run out of chances returns to her mother's house in her small hometown and tries to decide what to do next while still hoping to hold onto her independence. That proves to be a challenge.
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Best Actress – Motion Picture Comedy or Musical
Nomination1956

Best Actress – Motion Picture Comedy o…

Nominated for "Guys and Dolls".
Golden Globe Award
Best Actress in a Leading Role
Nomination1956

Best Actress in a Leading Role

Nominated for "Guys and Dolls".
BAFTA Award
David di Donatello Golden Plate Award
Award1956

David di Donatello Golden Plate Award

Won award for "Footsteps in the Fog".
Best Actress – Motion Picture Comedy or Musical
Award1956

Best Actress – Motion Picture Comedy o…

Won award for "Guys and Dolls".
Golden Globe Award
1955
Guys and Dolls
MovieNov 3, 1955

Guys and Dolls

All the hot gamblers are in town, and they're all depending on …
All the hot gamblers are in town, and they're all depending on Nathan Detroit to set up this week's incarnation of "The Oldest Established Permanent Floating Crap Game in New York"; the only problem is, he needs $1000 to get the place. Throw in Sarah Brown, who's short on sinners at the mission she runs; Sky Masterson, who accepts Nathan's $1000 bet that he can't get Sarah Brown to go with him to Havana; Miss Adelaide, who wants Nathan to marry her; Police Lieutenant Brannigan, who always seems to appear at the wrong time; and the music/lyrics of Frank Loesser, and you've got quite a musical. Includes the songs: Fugue for Tinhorns, "Luck Be a Lady", "Sit Down, You're Rocking the Boat".
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Footsteps in the Fog
MovieAug 1, 1955

Footsteps in the Fog

In early 1900s England, a maid tries to blackmail her master …
In early 1900s England, a maid tries to blackmail her master into romancing her when she discovers he murdered his wife.
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Best Actress – Motion Picture Comedy or Musical
Nomination1955

Best Actress – Motion Picture Comedy o…

Nominated for "Guys and Dolls".
Golden Globe Award
Best Actress – Motion Picture Comedy or Musical
Award1955

Best Actress – Motion Picture Comedy o…

Won award for "Guys and Dolls".
Golden Globe Award
1954
Désirée
MovieNov 16, 1954

Désirée

Désirée is a 1954 American historical-biographical film …
Désirée is a 1954 American historical-biographical film directed by Henry Koster and produced by Julian Blaustein from a screenplay by Daniel Taradash, based on the best-selling novel Désirée by Annemarie Selinko. The music score was by Alex North and the cinematography by Milton R. Krasner. The film was made in CinemaScope.
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A Bullet Is Waiting
MovieSep 4, 1954

A Bullet Is Waiting

A Bullet Is Waiting is a 1954 American Technicolor film …
A Bullet Is Waiting is a 1954 American Technicolor film noir crime film directed by John Farrow and starring Jean Simmons, Rory Calhoun, Stephen McNally and Brian Aherne.
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The Egyptian
MovieAug 24, 1954

The Egyptian

In eighteenth dynasty Egypt, Sinuhe (Edmund Purdom), a …
In eighteenth dynasty Egypt, Sinuhe (Edmund Purdom), a poor orphan, becomes a brilliant physician and with his friend Horemheb (Victor Mature) is appointed to the service of the new Pharoah (Michael Wilding). Sinuhe's personal triumphs and tragedies are played against the larger canvas of the turbulent events of the eighteenth dynasty. As Sinuhe is drawn into court intrigues, and bizarre secrets are revealed to him, he learns the answers to the questions he has sought since his birth. Short on historical accuracy, but strong on plot and characterization.
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She Couldn't Say No
MovieFeb 15, 1954

She Couldn't Say No

As usual with most of the RKO films from this era …
As usual with most of the RKO films from this era "presented" by RKO-owner Howard Hughes, the PCA number is usually 500-1000 digits lower than the one from other studios being released at the time, indicating it was released a year or more after it was completed. This one finds heiress Corby Lane (Jean Simmons) coming to a small Arkansas town to play Santa Claus because, when she was a small child traveling with her impoverished father, the townspeople saved her life by donating money needed for medical treatment. She meets and falls in love with "Doc" Sellers (Robert Mitchum), an easy-going doctor who enjoys fishing and the unhurried pace of the town. Corby's gesture of handing out money and lavish gifts to the citizens backfires when, after it has been publicized, the town becomes the destination of every wayward traveler and fortune seeker.
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1953
The Actress
MovieSep 25, 1953

The Actress

Former seaman Clinton Jones now works at a lowly job. His …
Former seaman Clinton Jones now works at a lowly job. His daughter Ruth wants to become an actress. Clinton gets fired and Ruth rejects the advances of Fred Whitmarsh. Her father gives her his seaman's spyglass to sell as she heads for New York City.
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The Robe
MovieSep 16, 1953

The Robe

Marcellus is a tribune in the time of Christ. He is in charge of the …
Marcellus is a tribune in the time of Christ. He is in charge of the group that is assigned to crucify Jesus. Drunk, he wins Jesus' homespun robe after the crucifixion. He is tormented by nightmares and delusions after the event. Hoping to find a way to live with what he has done, and still not believing in Jesus, he returns to Palestine to try and learn what he can of the man he killed.
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Affair with a Stranger
MovieJun 20, 1953

Affair with a Stranger

When a TV gossip columnist …
When a TV gossip columnist wrongly announces that the marriage between now successful playwright William Blakeley and his wife Carolyn is breaking up, New York friends variously reminisce about how the two met and married.
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Young Bess
MovieMay 21, 1953

Young Bess

Chronicles the life of queen Elizabeth I, before she …
Chronicles the life of queen Elizabeth I, before she became the queen of England. Apart from taking part in the court intrigues, she is unhappily in love with admiral Thomas Seymour, and dreams of building a navy to match the Portuguese and the Spanish.
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Best Actress
Award1953

Best Actress

Won award for "The Robe".
National Board of Review Award
1952
Angel Face
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MovieDec 11, 1952

Angel Face

When Mrs. Tremayne is mysteriously poisoned with …
When Mrs. Tremayne is mysteriously poisoned with gas, ambulance driver Frank Jessup meets her refined but sensuous stepdaughter Diane, who quickly pursues and infatuates him. Under Diane's seductive influence, Frank is soon the Tremayne chauffeur; but he begins to suspect danger under her surface sweetness. When he shows signs of pulling away, Diane schemes to get him in so deep he'll never get out.
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Androcles and the Lion
MovieOct 30, 1952

Androcles and the Lion

Androcles and the Lion is a …
Androcles and the Lion is a 1952 RKO film produced by Gabriel Pascal from the George Bernard Shaw play of the same name. It was Pascal's last film, made two years after the death of Shaw, his long-standing friend and mentor, and two years before Pascal's own death.
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1950
Stewart Granger
MarriageDecember 1950

Stewart Granger

Stewart Granger (born James Lablache Stewart; 6 May …
Stewart Granger (born James Lablache Stewart; 6 May 1913 – 16 August 1993) was an English film actor, mainly associated with heroic and romantic leading roles. He was a popular leading man from the 1940s to the early 1960s, rising to fame through his appearances in the Gainsborough melodramas.
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Cage of Gold
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MovieSep 19, 1950

Cage of Gold

In post-WW2 Britain, a young woman marries an old flame …
In post-WW2 Britain, a young woman marries an old flame but after he disappears, and is later declared dead, she re-marries, only to be blackmailed by the supposedly-dead first husband who suddenly re-appears in her life, in need of money.
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Trio
MovieAug 1, 1950

Trio

Three short stories are introduced by author W. Somerset …
Three short stories are introduced by author W. Somerset Maugham in the second of his anthology film trilogy. In "The Verger," a church verger of seventeen years is fired by his new straight-laced vicar when it's discovered that he cannot read or write. Forced to make life-altering decisions, the life-long bachelor proposes to his landlady and becomes an entrepreneur. In "Mr. Know-All" an obnoxiously pushy and irrepressibly boorish dealer in jewelry alienates all his fellow passengers on an ocean cruise despite his cheerful nature and generosity, but later is sensitive enough to realize that sacrificing his ego at a key moment is important to a woman's happiness. "The Sanatorium" revolves around the lives of tuberculosis patients at an exclusive Scottish sanatorium including a pair of doomed lovers who choose quality over quantity of life.
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1949
Adam and Evelyne
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MovieMay 31, 1949

Adam and Evelyne

The father of a girl in an orphanage has been writing his …
The father of a girl in an orphanage has been writing his daughter, who doesn't remember him, tales of his success in business. Actually, he is impersonating a friend, a handsome gambler. When the father dies, the gambler takes to girl from the orphanage and tells her the truth. But the girl is now a full-grown beauty and complications arise, including those provided by a black-sheep brother.
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The Blue Lagoon
MovieMar 1, 1949

The Blue Lagoon

The Blue Lagoon is a 1949 British romance and adventure film …
The Blue Lagoon is a 1949 British romance and adventure film produced and directed by Frank Launder, starring Jean Simmons and Donald Houston. The screenplay was adapted by John Baines, Michael Hogan and Frank Launder from the novel The Blue Lagoon by Henry De Vere Stacpoole. The original music score was composed by Clifton Parker and the cinematography was by Geoffrey Unsworth.
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1948
Hamlet
MovieMay 6, 1948

Hamlet

William Shakespeare's tale of tragedy of murder and …
William Shakespeare's tale of tragedy of murder and revenge in the royal halls of medieval Denmark. Claudius, brother to the King, conniving with the Queen, poisons the monarch and seizes the throne, taking the widowed Gertrude for his bride. Hamlet, son of the murdered King, mournful of his father's death and mother's hasty marriage, is confronted by the ghost of the late King who reveals the manner of his murder. Seeking revenge, Hamlet re-creates the monstrous deed in a play with the help of some travelling actors to torment the conscience of the evil Claudius. In a visit with his mother, Hamlet expresses his anger and disappointment concerning her swiftly untimed marriage. Thinking a concealed spy in his mother's chamber to be the lurking Claudius, he mistakenly kills the meddling counselor, Polonius, father of Ophelia and Laertes. Claudius, on the pretext that Hamlet will be endangered by his subjects for the murder of Polonius, sends the Prince to England.
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Best Supporting Actress
Nomination1948

Best Supporting Actress

Nominated for "Hamlet".
Academy Award
1947
Black Narcissus
MovieApr 24, 1947

Black Narcissus

After opening a convent in the Himalayas, five nuns …
After opening a convent in the Himalayas, five nuns encounter conflict and tension - both with the natives and also within their own group - as they attempt to adapt to their remote, exotic surroundings.
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Hungry Hill
MovieJan 7, 1947

Hungry Hill

The interrelationships between three generations within the …
The interrelationships between three generations within the lineage of the wealthy "John Brodricks" - Copper John, his son Greyhound John, and Greyhound John's son Wild Johnnie - in the mid to late nineteenth century Ireland are presented. Their stories are centered on the copper mine Copper John develops on Hungry Hill, and the feud between the Brodricks and the townsfolk, but especially the Donovans, who, having claimed Hungry Hill as their own for centuries before the Brodricks displaced them two hundred years ago when they moved into the area, have always wanted it maintained in its pristine natural condition while Copper John sees the mine as progress in addition to increasing his own and his family's wealth. Unlike his brother Henry who ends up being the favored son because of the issue, Greyhound John has no interest in or aptitude in any aspect of the mine, which places him at odds with his father. A similar animosity develops between Copper John and Wild Johnnie, the former who has never trusted the latter - that mistrust initially unfounded - which has profoundly affected Wild Johnnie's development, he who is only waiting for his grandfather to die to inherit his fortune. Present for most of these proceedings is Fanny Rosa, Greyhound John's tempestuous wife and Wild Johnnie's mother who primarily wants to see peace exist not only within the family but in the community.
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Stewart Granger
Relationship1947

Stewart Granger

Stewart Granger (born James Lablache Stewart; 6 May …
Stewart Granger (born James Lablache Stewart; 6 May 1913 – 16 August 1993) was an English film actor, mainly associated with heroic and romantic leading roles. He was a popular leading man from the 1940s to the early 1960s, rising to fame through his appearances in the Gainsborough melodramas.
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1946
Great Expectations
MovieDec 16, 1946

Great Expectations

As a young orphan boy, Pip lives with Joe Gargery, the local …
As a young orphan boy, Pip lives with Joe Gargery, the local blacksmith, and his shrewish wife. He's not yet fourteen-years-old, at which point he will begin his apprenticeship as a blacksmith, so he lives a carefree life. He meets two people who will have a great impact on his future: an escaped convict from a prison ship destined to Australia, and Estella, a young girl who lives with Miss Havisham in a dusty falling down old mansion. After several years, Pip receives tremendous news: a secret benefactor has decided to fund his becoming a gentleman, and Pip promptly moves to London, where he shares rooms with Mr. Pocket and learns to become a man of great expectations, all on the two hundred fifty pounds sterling per year he receives from his benefactor. He also becomes a snob however, something that shames him later on. As he learns the identity of his secret benefactor, he also learns the true meaning of joy and life.
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1945
The Way to the Stars
MovieJun 8, 1945

The Way to the Stars

The wartime daily routine on a British bomber base in …
The wartime daily routine on a British bomber base in southeastern England is revealed through the eyes of newly arrived Flying Officer Peter Penrose.
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1929
Jean Simmons
Birth1929

Jean Simmons

Jean Simmons was born.
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