Saturday, January 23, 2010

Jean Simmons, R. I. P.

Jean Simmons dies at 80; radiant beauty was known for stunning versatility - "Jean Simmons, a radiant British actress who as a teenager appeared opposite Laurence Olivier in 'Hamlet' and emerged a star whose career flourished in the 1950s and 1960s in such films as 'Guys and Dolls, 'Elmer Gantry' and 'Spartacus,' has died. She was 80.

Simmons, who won an Emmy Award for her role in the 1980s miniseries 'The Thorn Birds,' died Friday evening at her home in Santa Monica, said Judy Page, her agent. She had lung cancer."


August West said...

A fine, fine actress. Being a brunette man, I first fell in love with her when she (acting a bit tipsy) sang "If I Were a Bell" in the film "Guys and Dolls."

Richard Robinson said...

I always thought she was one of the most beautiful, desirable women I'd ever seen, and had a wonderful voice and was a fine actress. ** sigh **