Jennifer Jones

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Movie Actress
Date of Birth March 2, 1919
Place of Birth Tulsa, Oklahoma
Date of Death Dec 17, 2009 (90)
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Jennifer Jones

Jennifer Jones, also known as Jennifer Jones Simon, was an American actress and mental health advocate. Over the course of her career that spanned over five decades, she was nominated for the Oscar five times, including one win for Best Actress, as well as a Golden Globe Award win for Best Actress in a Drama. Jones is among the youngest actresses to receive an Academy Award, having won on her 25th birthday. A native of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Jones worked as a model in her youth before transitioning to acting, appearing in two serial films in 1939. Her third role was a lead part as Bernadette Soubirous in The Song of Bernadette, which earned her the Academy Award and Golden Globe for Best Actress that year. She went on to star in several films that garnered her significant critical acclaim and a further three Academy Award nominations in the mid 1940s, including Since You Went Away, Love Letters, and Duel in the Sun.

Born: Phylis Lee Isley, March 2, 1919, Tulsa, Oklahoma, U.S.
Died: December 17, 2009, Malibu, California, U.S.
Resting place: Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, California, U.S.
Alma mater: Northwestern University, American Academy of Dramatic Arts
Occupation: Actress, singer
Years active: 1939–1974
Children: 3, including Robert Walker Jr.
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About Jennifer Jones

She won a Best actress Oscar Award for her role in the 1943 film The Song of Bernadette. She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for her portrayal of Pearl Chavez in Duel in the Sun.

Before Fame

She worked on radio programs and modeled hats in New York City.


She was a Eurasian actress and had a role in Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing.

Family Life

She married Robert Walker in 1939. The couple had two sons before divorcing in 1945.


One of her three marriages was to movie producer David O. Selznick.

Information related to Jennifer Jones

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  • Best Actress Academy Award winners
  • Mental health activists
  • Northwestern University School of Communication alumni
  • American Academy of Dramatic Arts alumni
  • Oklahoma Republicans
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Latest information about Jennifer Jones updated on October 28, 2020.

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