Silver Screen Sirens: Jennifer Jones

Jennifer Jones (March 2, 1919 – December 17, 2009) was an American Oscar-winning actress during the Hollywood golden years. Jones was nominated for five Academy Awards, winning one for her role as Bernadette Soubirous in “The Song of Bernadette” (1943). She married three times, most notably to film producer David O. Selznick. Jennifer Jones starred in more than twenty films over a thirty-year career, going into semi-retirement following Selznick’s death in 1965. In later life, Jones withdrew from public life to live in quiet retirement with her son and his family in Malibu, California. She granted no interviews and rarely appeared in public. Jennifer Jones died of natural causes on Thursday, December 17, 2009, aged 90. She was cremated at the Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California.

Jennifer Jones (1953 portrait)

Jennifer Jones (1953 portrait)

 

Jennifer Jones in "The Song of Bernadette" (1943). Jones won an Academy Award for her role as Bernadette Soubirious in this movie.

Jennifer Jones in “The Song of Bernadette” (1943). Jones won an Academy Award for her role as Bernadette Soubirious in this movie.

 

Jennifer Jones in "Love Letters" (1945)

Jennifer Jones in “Love Letters” (1945)

 

Jennifer Jones in "Duel In The Sun" (1947)

Jennifer Jones in “Duel In The Sun” (1947)

 

Jennifer Jones in "Madame Bovary" (1949)

Jennifer Jones in “Madame Bovary” (1949)

 

Jennifer Jones in "Love is a Many Splendored Thing" (1955)

Jennifer Jones in “Love is a Many Splendored Thing” (1955)

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2 Responses to “Silver Screen Sirens: Jennifer Jones”

  1. Crystal Pacey

    Great post. Thank you. I would also like to invite you to participate in my upcoming blogathon in August. The link is below with more details

    https://crystalkalyana.wordpress.com/2015/06/30/in-the-good-old-days-of-classic-hollywood-presents-the-barrymore-trilogy-blogathon/

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