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Jean Simmons : Her Life and Career

Jean Simmons : Her Life and Career

By Michelangelo Capua


Arriving in Hollywood in 1950 to launch her American film career, Jean Simmons (1929-2010) had already appeared in 18 British films and was best known for her portrayal of Ophelia in Laurence Olivier's Hamlet. She soon became a favorite female face working with some of filmmaking's greats and acted opposite many Hollywood A-listers. Two of her most popular films--Guys and Dolls (1955) and Spartacus (1960)--were international box-office hits, and in her seven decades-long career she collected numerous awards and honors including a Golden Globe, an Emmy, and two Oscar nominations as Best Actress.

Despite the accomplishments and accolades, radiant beauty, and stunning versatility, Simmons is considered by many to be an underrated artist, too often handed more comfortable leading female roles than those that could've elevated her to the level of super stardom experienced by some of her peers. Jean Simmons : Her Life and Career is the first full-length biography of Simmons, fills a gap in film and performing arts studies, and includes extensive notes and photographs

    • Format : Paperback
    • Condition : New
    • Publisher : McFarland & Company
    • ISBN : 978-14766-82242
    •  Copyright : 2022
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