The Lovely Ones: Jean Simmons

Jean Merilyn Simmons
1929-2010

Did you know…
1. She was born on January 31, 1929 in Crouch End, London, England.
2. She was made an OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) for her acting service in the 2003 New Year Honours List.
3. Her father, Charles Simmons, was a gold medal winner in gymnastics for England at the 1912 Summer Olympics.
4. She appeared on the cover of Time magazine in 1948 after her stellar performance in ‘Hamlet'(1948), starring opposite Sir Laurence Olivier.
5. She named her children, Tracy Granger and Kate Brooks,  after two of her closest friends, Spencer Tracy and Katherine Hepburn.



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