Saturday, 23 January 2010

Obituary - Jean Simmons - 1929-2010

Jean Simmons was an actress who spent the latter part of her career playing roles in television drama and will be best remembered, by many, for her role in "The Thorn Birds" during the 1980s a role which brought her an Emmy.

However, she is firmly locked in my memory for her role in "Black Narcissus" the classic Powell and Pressburger film of 1947 about the descent into madness of a nun in a mountain top retreat. While it was Deborah Kerr who was the leading lady Simmons had a central role in the film and gave a great performance.

A British star who made the grade in Hollywood she will be missed.

1 comment:

  1. I can only remember her in Spartacus.
    Something tells me she was once "bought" by Howard Hughes, because he was besotted with her at the time.