Academy Award winning actress Jennifer Jones has died

December 17, 2009

(ChattahBox) — Hollywood golden age actress Jennifer Jones, who won an Academy Award for playing a saint in “The Song of Bernadette” has died at the age of 90 Thursday, at her home in Malibu, Calif.

Jones played opposite many of Hollywood’s leading men of the golden age and was nominated for five Academy Awards in the process,  including Rock Hudson (A Farewell to Arms), Humphrey Bogart (Beat the Devil), Charlton Heston (Ruby Gentry), Montgomery Clift (Indiscretions of an American Wife)  William Holden (Love is a Many-Splendored Thing), Gregory Peck (Duel in the Sun, The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit),  Joseph Cotten (Portrait of Jennie, Since You Went Away, Love Letters, Duel in the Sun), Laurence Olivier (Carrie), and John Gielgud (The Barretts of Wimpole Street). Her last major film appearance was a cameo in the cult 1974 disaster film The Towering Inferno.
Groomed for success

Jones was married three times, including to influential “Gone With the Wind” producer David O. Selznick. After Selznick’s death, the actress married industrialist Norton Simon and spent her later years as leader of the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena.  She is survived by her son Robert Walker Jr., stepson Donald Simon as well as grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by two children, Michael Walker and Mary Jennifer Selznick.

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    She was a wonderful actress and had an air of grace and beauty about her. Needless to say, she was one of a kind.

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