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Jennifer Jones (I) (1919–2009)


One of the world's most underrated Academy Award-winning actresses, Jennifer Jones was born Phylis Lee Isley on 2 March 1919 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, to Flora Mae (Suber) and Phillip Ross Isley, who ran a travelling stage show. As a young aspiring actress, she met and fell for young aspiring actor Robert Walker and they soon married, moving to Chicago ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 6 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Towering Inferno
(1974)
The Song of Bernadette
The Song of Bernadette Bernadette Soubirous
(1943)
Since You Went Away
Since You Went Away Jane Hilton
(1944)
Duel in the Sun
Duel in the Sun Pearl Chavez
(1946)

Filmography

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 1974 The Towering Inferno
Lisolette
 1969 Angel, Angel, Down We Go
Astrid Steele
 1966 The Idol
Carol
 1962 Tender Is the Night
Nicole Diver
 1957 A Farewell to Arms
Catherine Barkley
 1957 The Barretts of Wimpole Street
Elizabeth Barrett
 1955 Good Morning, Miss Dove
Miss Dove
 1955 Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing
Dr. Han Suyin
 1953 Beat the Devil
Mrs. Gwendolen Chelm
 1952 Ruby Gentry
Ruby Corey aka Ruby Gentry
 1952 Carrie
Carrie Meeber
 1952 The Wild Heart
Hazel Woodus
 1950 Gone to Earth
Hazel Woodus
 1949 Madame Bovary
Emma Bovary
 1949 We Were Strangers
China Valdés
 1948 Portrait of Jennie
Jennie Appleton
 1946 Duel in the Sun
Pearl Chavez
 1946 Cluny Brown
Cluny Brown
 1945 Love Letters
Victoria Morland aka Singleton
 1944 The Fighting Generation (Short)
Nurse's Aide
 1944 Since You Went Away
Jane Hilton
 1943 The Song of Bernadette
Bernadette Soubirous
 1939 Dick Tracy's G-Men
Gwen Andrews (as Phyllis Isley)
 1939 The Streets of New York (TV Movie) (as Phyllis Isley)
 1939 New Frontier
Celia Braddock (as Phylis Isley)
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1 Biographical Movie | 5 Print Biographies | 11 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 5 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Phylis Isley | Phyllis Isley | Jennifer Jones Simon | Phyllis Walker

Height:

5' 6½" (1.69 m)
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If you could choose one characteristic that would get you through life, choose a sense of humor. See more »

Trivia:

She bought the rights to Larry McMurtry's novel, "Terms of Endearment", with the intention of starring in the film but director James Brooks told her that she was too old for the lead role (1981). The role eventually went to Shirley MacLaine who won an Academy Award. See more »

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