Jean Simmons

1929 - 2010

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Jean Merilyn Simmons, (31 January 1929 – 22 January 2010) was a British actress and singer. One of J. Arthur Rank's "well-spoken young starlets", she appeared predominantly in films, beginning with those made in Great Britain during and after World War II, followed mainly by Hollywood films from 1950 onwards.Simmons was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for Hamlet (1948), and won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for Guys and Dolls (1955). Her other film appearances include Young Bess (1953), The Robe (1953), The Big Country (1958), Elmer Gantry (1960), Spartacus (1960), and the 1969 film The Happy Ending, for which she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jean Simmons has received more than 4,264,172 page views. Her biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 50 in 2019). Jean Simmons is the 399th most popular actor (down from 338th in 2019), the 563rd most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 517th in 2019) and the 61st most popular British Actor.

Jean Simmons is most famous for her roles in films such as Guys and Dolls, Spartacus, and Elmer Gantry.

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Among actors, Jean Simmons ranks 399 out of 10,030Before her are Gian Maria Volonté, George Kennedy, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Mark Hamill, Sally Field, and Courteney Cox. After her are June Carter Cash, Robbie Coltrane, Helmut Berger, Alec Baldwin, Diana Rigg, and Charlie Sheen.

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Among people born in 1929, Jean Simmons ranks 45Before her are Bill Evans, James Last, Rudolf Mössbauer, Ursula K. Le Guin, Chespirito, and Zdzisław Beksiński. After her are June Carter Cash, Ralf Dahrendorf, Günter Schabowski, Hebe Camargo, Lennart Meri, and Eric Kandel. Among people deceased in 2010, Jean Simmons ranks 23Before her are Ali Hassan al-Majid, Vasily Smyslov, Georges Charpak, Maurice Allais, Louise Bourgeois, and Marshall Warren Nirenberg. After her are Gennady Yanayev, Dino De Laurentiis, Miep Gies, Carlos Hugo, Duke of Parma, Henryk Górecki, and Néstor Kirchner.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Jean Simmons ranks 563 out of 6,924Before her are Karl Pearson (1857), Helena Bonham Carter (1966), William Byrd (1543), Brook Taylor (1685), David Attenborough (1926), and Catherine Zeta-Jones (1969). After her are John Horton Conway (1937), Cecily Neville, Duchess of York (1415), Douglas Adams (1952), Robbie Coltrane (1950), David Brewster (1781), and Diana Rigg (1938).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, Jean Simmons ranks 61Before her are Bob Hoskins (1942), Charles Laughton (1899), Charles Dance (1946), Jonathan Pryce (1947), Helena Bonham Carter (1966), and Catherine Zeta-Jones (1969). After her are Robbie Coltrane (1950), Diana Rigg (1938), Desmond Llewelyn (1914), Joan Collins (1933), Boris Karloff (1887), and Peter Finch (1916).

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