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Jean Simmons (I) (1929–2010)

Demure British beauty Jean Simmons was born January 31, 1929 in Crouch End, London. As a 14-year-old dance student, she was plucked from her school to play Margaret Lockwood's precocious sister in Give Us the Moon (1944), and she went on to make a name for herself in such major British productions as Caesar and Cleopatra (1945), Great Expectations... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 12 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

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 2005 Thru the Moebius Strip
Shepway (voice)
 2004 Howl's Moving Castle
Grandma Sophie (English version, voice)
 1988 The Dawning
Aunt Mary
 1985 Going Undercover
Maxine de la Hunt
 1975 Mr. Sycamore
Estelle Benbow
 1970 Say Hello to Yesterday
 1969 The Happy Ending
Mary Wilson
 1967 Rough Night in Jericho
Molly Lang
 1967 Divorce American Style
Nancy Downes
 1966 Mister Buddwing
The Blonde
 1960 The Grass Is Greener
Hattie Durant
 1959 This Earth Is Mine
Elizabeth Rambeau
 1958 Home Before Dark
Charlotte Bronn
 1956 Hilda Crane
Hilda Crane Burns
 1955 Footsteps in the Fog
Lily Watkins
 1954 The Egyptian
 1954 She Couldn't Say No
Korby Lane
 1953 The Robe
 1953 Affair with a Stranger
Carolyn Parker
 1952 Angel Face
Diane Tremayne Jessup
 1950 The Clouded Yellow
Sophie Malraux
 1950 Cage of Gold
Judith Moray
 1950 Trio
Evie Bishop (in segment Sanatorium)
 1950 So Long at the Fair
Vicky Barton
 1949 Adam and Evalyn
Evelyne Wallace
 1947 The Woman in the Hall
Jay Blake
 1947 Black Narcissus
 1947 Hungry Hill
Jane Brodrick
 1945 Caesar and Cleopatra
 1945 Johnny in the Clouds
A Singer
 1945 Meet Sexton Blake
Eva Watkins
 1945 Kiss the Bride Goodbye
Molly Dodd
 1944 Sports Day (Short)
 1944 Mr. Emmanuel
Sally Cooper (as Jean Simmonds)
 1944 Give Us the Moon
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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared (as "Desiree Armfeldt") in singing "Send in the Clowns", in the London production of "A Little Night Music", from 1975-1977. She sang "Send in the Clowns". See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 1 Print Biography | 7 Articles | 4 Pictorials | 56 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Jean Simmonds


5' 4" (1.63 m)

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My career has had a lot of ups and downs, but basically it has been wonderful. See more »


Turned down the role of Jean Pargetter in the British television series As Time Goes By (1992). See more »


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