Jean Simmons, the winner of a Emmy Award for her performance in “The Thorn Birds” in the ‘80s, died in her home from Santa Monica on Friday due to lung cancer, announced her agent.
Jean Simmons, moved to Hollywood in 1950, and became known to public due to performing Estella in Great Expectation. Then, her career had an amazing ascension and she had to opportunity to perform next to Gregory Peck, Paul Newman and Kirk Douglas.
She was nominated to Oscar awards for performing in “The Happy Ending” in 1969, and then she performed in television in ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s.
Jean was married initially to British actor Stewart Granger, who met on “Caesar and Cleopatra” set. The couple was friends to mogul Howard Hughes, who arranged their marriage.
The two had a daughter, Tracy, and performed together in numerous movies.
The couple divorced in 1960, and Simmons decided to get marry to Richard Brooks, with whom had a daughter, Kate, from which divorced in 1977.