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Stars of the Silver Screen: Jean Simmons
Jean Simmons
Season 10  |  Episode 5  |  Smooth/Arts  |  May 22, 2019

Jean Simmons film career began in England in the 1940s with her memorable roles in David Lean's Great Expectations (1946), Powell-Pressburger's Black Narcissus (1947) and Olivier's Hamlet (1948) which she was nominated for an Academy Award. Moving to Hollywood the 1950s and '60s brought notable roles including Guys and Dolls (1955), winning her a Golden Globe, Young Bess (1953), The Robe (1953), Elmer Gantry with Burt Lancaster (1960) and the classic Spartacus (1960) starring Kirk Douglas, and the 1969 film The Happy Ending, for which she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress.

Jean Simmons film career began in England in the 1940s with her memorable roles in David Lean's Great Expectations (1946), Powell-Pressburger's Black Narcissus (1947) and Olivier's Hamlet (1948) which she was nominated for an Academy Award. Moving to Hollywood the 1950s and '60s brought notable roles including Guys and Dolls (1955), winning her a Golden Globe, Young Bess (1953), The Robe (1953), Elmer Gantry with Burt Lancaster (1960) and the classic Spartacus (1960) starring Kirk Douglas, and the 1969 film The Happy Ending, for which she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress.

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