Jean Simmons Rank
About Jean Simmons
She was a seasoned British-American actress and singer, who is noted to be one of J. Arthur Rank's "well-spoken young starlets". Jean Simmons’ acting career took off when she was fourteen. She went on to feature in several films, starting with those which were made in Britain after the World War II. She backed them up with films from Hollywood, when she broke into the American film industry, starting from 1950.
Some of the well-known films on her filmography include "Give Us the Moon" (1944), "Kiss the Bride Goodbye" (1945), "Great Expectations" (1946) and more.
She was born to a father, who was an Olympic gold medalist and later became a physical education teacher – Charles Simmons. Her mother was Winifred Aida. Her siblings include; Lorna, Edna and Harold Simmons.
She got married to English film actor, Stewart Granger in 1950 and they both stayed married for about ten years before divorcing in 1960. She married American screenwriter, director and producer, Richard Brooks in 1960 and they both stayed married for about twenty years before divorcing in 1980. Her children include film editor, Tracy Granger and television producer, Kate Brooks.
Simmons was nominated for the "Best Supporting Actress" at the 1984 Academy Awards. A year before that, she won the "Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie" at the Primetime Emmy Awards.
She won the "Best Actress" at the 1953 National Board of Review.
She also won the "Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy" at the 1956 Golden Globe Awards.
She got nominated for the "Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series" at the 1989 Primetime Emmy Awards.
She died of lung cancer, which was nine days before her 81st birthday.
Her initial goal was to be an acrobatic dancer.
Jean Simmons Rank
Jean Simmons' Popularity
Jean Simmons was a famous English-American actress, who was born on January 31, 1929. As a person born on this date, Jean Simmons is listed in our database as the 91st most popular celebrity for the day (January 31) and the 109th most popular for the year (1929).
People born on January 31 fall under the Zodiac sign of Aquarius, the Water Bearer. Jean Simmons is the 2221st most popular Aquarius.
Aside from information specific to Jean Simmons' birthday, Jean Simmons is the 44th most famous English-American.
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