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Jean Simmons Leaves Us

Goodbye, Ophelia

Lawrence Olivier cast her as Ophelia, Powell and Pressburger had to have her in “Black Narcissus.” Stewart Granger wanted her as his wife, Howard Hughes wanted her as his mistress. Starting out as a British actress, she went on to a Hollywood career with directors such as Preminger, Mankiewicz, or Cukor. Although she had a rich career that won her two Oscars, neither the public nor Hollywood ... more >