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Saturday, January 23, 2010

RIP Jean Simmons

Born January 31, 1929
Died January 22, 2010

Obituary in the New York Times

I've always enjoyed Jean Simmons. I first remember her from TV. She starred in those great mini-series The Thorn Birds and North and South. But as I discovered older films, I discovered her too in things like Young Bess and Guys and Dolls and Olivier's Hamlet. In these later years, I really loved her in How to Make an American Quilt.

Here she is in a scene from Until They Sail, a little known WWII film from 1957. This is the scene where she first meets my darling Paul Newman, an American soldier stationed for a short time in her New Zealand port town.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing this clip; this movie looks so good. Will have to try and hunt this one down.


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