|Birthname||Simmons, Jean Merilyn|
|born on||31 January 1929|
|Place||London, England, 51n30, 0w10|
|Timezone||GMT h0w (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||11°09' or|
British actress onscreen from 1944. She was age 17 when David Lean cast her as Estella in "Great Expectations," with a prior debut at 13 in a British comedy. By the time she was 21, she was one of the most popular stars in England and on her way to the American stage. With more than 50 films, she was nominated for as Oscar as Ophelia in Olivier's great 1948 film version of "Hamlet" and nominated again for "The Happy Ending," 1969.
Simmons was married to Stewart Granger 1950-60; one daughter, and married to Richard Brooks 1960-77; one daughter.
The lovely actress died of lung cancer at her Santa Monica, CA home on January 22, 2010.
- Work : New Job 1944 (Film debut)
- Work : Gain social status 1948 (Nominated for Oscar)
- Relationship : Marriage 1950 (First marriage Stewart Granger, 10 years)
- Relationship : Marriage 1960 (Second marriage Richard Brooks, 17 years)
- Work : Gain social status 1969 (Nominated for Oscar)
LMR quotes media for date; time unknown (Penfield Collection gives 8:00 PM as "personal," unconfirmed)
- Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Cancer (Terminal lung cancer)
- Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Two daughters)
- Personal : Death : Illness/ Disease
- Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (80)
- Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress (Film and stage, over 50 films)
- Vocation : Entertainment : Child performer (Debut at age 13)