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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 4,901,678 page views. Her biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 51 in 2019). Jean Simmons is the 414th most popular actor (down from 399th in 2019), the 563rd most popular biography from United Kingdom and the 63rd 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 414 out of 9,996Before her are Tobey Maguire, Emmanuelle Riva, George Gaynes, Groucho Marx, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Bob Hoskins. After her are Laurence Fishburne, Charlie Sheen, Lee Marvin, Danny Glover, John Belushi, and Donnie Yen.

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Among people born in 1929, Jean Simmons ranks 46Before her are Bernard Haitink, Lata Mangeshkar, John Cassavetes, Ursula K. Le Guin, James Last, and Mike Hawthorn. After her are Eric Kandel, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Yevgeny Primakov, Lennart Meri, Richard E. Taylor, and Günter Schabowski. Among people deceased in 2010, Jean Simmons ranks 22Before her are Gennady Yanayev, Ali Hassan al-Majid, Tsutomu Yamaguchi, Maurice Allais, Georges Charpak, and Alois Brunner. After her are Vasily Smyslov, Viktor Chernomyrdin, Dino De Laurentiis, Miep Gies, Francesco Cossiga, and Blake Edwards.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Jean Simmons ranks 563 out of 7,765Before her are Mike Hawthorn (1929), Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester (1532), Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex (1964), Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis (1738), James Clark Ross (1800), and Bob Hoskins (1942). After her are James Dewar (1842), Eric Burdon (1941), James II of Scotland (1430), Thomas Savery (1650), Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn (1850), and Frederick Forsyth (1938).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, Jean Simmons ranks 63Before her are Diana Rigg (1938), Desmond Llewelyn (1914), Richard Griffiths (1947), Helena Bonham Carter (1966), Alfred Molina (1953), and Bob Hoskins (1942). After her are Christian Bale (1974), Gerard Butler (1969), Catherine Zeta-Jones (1969), Sean Bean (1959), Dirk Bogarde (1921), and Leslie Howard (1893).

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