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Jean Merilyn Simmons
Birth: Jan. 31, 1929
Lower Holloway
Greater London, England
Death: Jan. 22, 2010
Santa Monica
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Actress. A leading lady of captivating beauty, she appeared in British and American motion pictures. She was only 15 when chosen for the role of 'Heidi' in the 1944 picture "Give Us the Moon", followed with performances in "Great Expectations" as 'Young Estella' (1946) and "Black Narcissus" (1947). She was picked by Laurence Olivier for the role of 'Ophelia' in the 1948 film adaptation of "Hamlet", and received an Academy Award nomination for her performance. In 1950, she married actor Stewart Granger, divorcing in 1960. She would marry director Richard Brooks later that year. Their marriage ended in divorce in 1977. During the 1950s and 1960s, she achieved star status with an abundance of memorable roles in such popular pictures as "The Robe" (1953), "Guys and Dolls" (1955), "The Big Country" (1958), "Elmer Gantry" (1960) and "Spartacus" (1960). She earned a second Oscar nomination for her performance in the picture "The Happy Ending" (1969). During the 1970s throughout the 1990s, she appeared on the small screen in numerous programs including the mini-series "The Thorn Birds" (for which she received an Emmy Award), "North and South" (1985) and "North and South, Book II" (1986). She played the role of 'Elizabeth Collins Stoddard' in the short-lived 1991 version of the TV series "Dark Shadows". She died from lung cancer. (bio by: C.S.) 
 
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 Spouses:
  Richard Brooks (1912 - 1992)
  Stewart Granger (1913 - 1993)
 
Burial:
Cremated, Ashes scattered.
Specifically: Ashes scattered at her family home
Plot: Highgate Cemetery (West)
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: C.S.
Record added: Jan 22, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 46993553
Jean Merilyn Simmons
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Jean Merilyn Simmons
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Jean Merilyn Simmons
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Dear Ms Simmons, I just saw you as Molly Lang in the western 'Rough Night In Jericho' with Dean Martin and George Peppard, circa 1967. May you always be lovingly remembered. Rest In Peace.
- E49
 Added: Jul. 31, 2016
I remember you playing an admiral in Star Trek: The Next Generation fourth season episode "The Drumhead" in 1991...you were amazing.
-Anonymous
 Added: Jul. 31, 2016
Thank you for everything. RIP
- Bob Anderson
 Added: Jun. 8, 2016
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