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June 14, 2010 | Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
The Santa Monica home of late film star Jean Simmons has come on the market for the first time in more than 30 years, at $3,895,000. The Southern Colonial-style house, built in 1950, opens to a swimming pool with a brick surround and a guesthouse, which could be used as a home office. In the main house, the master bedroom has beamed ceilings and a fireplace. There is a sky-lighted bathroom and a sauna. The 3,102 square feet of living space include a formal dining room, a den, an eat-in kitchen, four bedrooms and 4 1/2 bathrooms.
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HOME & GARDEN
June 14, 2010 | Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
The Santa Monica home of late film star Jean Simmons has come on the market for the first time in more than 30 years, at $3,895,000. The Southern Colonial-style house, built in 1950, opens to a swimming pool with a brick surround and a guesthouse, which could be used as a home office. In the main house, the master bedroom has beamed ceilings and a fireplace. There is a sky-lighted bathroom and a sauna. The 3,102 square feet of living space include a formal dining room, a den, an eat-in kitchen, four bedrooms and 4 1/2 bathrooms.
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NEWS
May 29, 1986 | From Associated Press
Actress Jean Simmons is undergoing treatment for alcoholism at the Betty Ford Center in Rancho Mirage and expects to be released next week, her manager said today. "She's been there five weeks. She gets out June 4," said Geoffrey Barr, the actress' personal manager for the last 10 years. "She's doing great, fabulous. It's the greatest experience of her life." Barr said Simmons, 57, decided on her own to seek treatment at the center for "what people usually go there for. It's alcoholism."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 23, 2010 | By Valerie J. Nelson
Jean Simmons, a radiant British actress who as a teenager appeared opposite Laurence Olivier in "Hamlet" and emerged a star whose career flourished in the 1950s and 1960s in such films as "Guys and Dolls, "Elmer Gantry" and "Spartacus," has died. She was 80. Simmons, who won an Emmy Award for her role in the 1980s miniseries "The Thorn Birds," died Friday evening at her home in Santa Monica, said Judy Page, her agent. She had lung cancer. "Jean Simmons' jaw-dropping beauty often obscured a formidable acting talent," Alan K. Rode, a writer and film historian, told The Times in an e-mail.
NEWS
January 16, 1995
Geoffrey Barr, 70, personal manager who guided the careers of actress Jean Simmons and others, often urging them to try television. While in the Army during World War II, Barr earned the Distinguished Service Cross, Purple Heart and Bronze Star. After graduating from Northwestern University in speech and drama, Barr headed for Broadway, where he began his career as an actor in "Darkness at Noon." Later he worked as assistant to Broadway producer Cheryl Crawford.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 23, 2010 | By Valerie J. Nelson
Jean Simmons, a radiant British actress who as a teenager appeared opposite Laurence Olivier in "Hamlet" and emerged a star whose career flourished in the 1950s and 1960s in such films as "Guys and Dolls, "Elmer Gantry" and "Spartacus," has died. She was 80. Simmons, who won an Emmy Award for her role in the 1980s miniseries "The Thorn Birds," died Friday evening at her home in Santa Monica, said Judy Page, her agent. She had lung cancer. "Jean Simmons' jaw-dropping beauty often obscured a formidable acting talent," Alan K. Rode, a writer and film historian, told The Times in an e-mail.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 19, 1987 | CHARLES CHAMPLIN, Times Arts Editor
The career had begun in 1944 when she was 14, playing Margaret Lockwood's sister in a film called "Give Us the Moon." Jean Simmons was still in her teens and under contract to J. Arthur Rank as one of the beautiful starlets he liked to call his British roses (a number that later included Julie Christie) when Laurence Olivier cast her as Ophelia to his Hamlet in 1948.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 5, 1989 | NANCY MILLS
Jean Simmons was 16 when David Lean launched her career in "Great Expectations" in 1946. The public was captivated by this dark-haired English beauty who played Estella, the stuck-up ward of the elderly recluse Miss Havisham. Forty-three years later, after starring in several dozen movies opposite such leading men as Kirk Douglas, Burt Lancaster and Marlon Brando, Simmons has returned to the Charles Dickens classic in a much less glamorous role.
NEWS
May 13, 1990 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Eva Marie Saint and Jean Simmons are two of Hollywood's classiest and most acclaimed film actresses. Saint received an Oscar for best supporting actress for her first film, the legendary "On the Waterfront" (1954). Among her leading men are such heartthrobs as Marlon Brando, Warren Beatty and the late Montgomery Clift and Cary Grant.
NEWS
March 10, 1987 | From Reuters
Stewart Granger was awarded damages by London's High Court today over allegations in a book that Richard Burton seduced Granger's second wife, actress Jean Simmons. A biography of the late Burton by Penny Junor claimed that he seduced Simmons in the Granger home while Granger was asleep in another room. Granger, 73, who now lives in California, was awarded "substantial" damages, his lawyer said.
NEWS
January 16, 1995
Geoffrey Barr, 70, personal manager who guided the careers of actress Jean Simmons and others, often urging them to try television. While in the Army during World War II, Barr earned the Distinguished Service Cross, Purple Heart and Bronze Star. After graduating from Northwestern University in speech and drama, Barr headed for Broadway, where he began his career as an actor in "Darkness at Noon." Later he worked as assistant to Broadway producer Cheryl Crawford.
NEWS
May 13, 1990 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Eva Marie Saint and Jean Simmons are two of Hollywood's classiest and most acclaimed film actresses. Saint received an Oscar for best supporting actress for her first film, the legendary "On the Waterfront" (1954). Among her leading men are such heartthrobs as Marlon Brando, Warren Beatty and the late Montgomery Clift and Cary Grant.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 5, 1989 | NANCY MILLS
Jean Simmons was 16 when David Lean launched her career in "Great Expectations" in 1946. The public was captivated by this dark-haired English beauty who played Estella, the stuck-up ward of the elderly recluse Miss Havisham. Forty-three years later, after starring in several dozen movies opposite such leading men as Kirk Douglas, Burt Lancaster and Marlon Brando, Simmons has returned to the Charles Dickens classic in a much less glamorous role.
NEWS
March 10, 1987 | From Reuters
Stewart Granger was awarded damages by London's High Court today over allegations in a book that Richard Burton seduced Granger's second wife, actress Jean Simmons. A biography of the late Burton by Penny Junor claimed that he seduced Simmons in the Granger home while Granger was asleep in another room. Granger, 73, who now lives in California, was awarded "substantial" damages, his lawyer said.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 19, 1987 | CHARLES CHAMPLIN, Times Arts Editor
The career had begun in 1944 when she was 14, playing Margaret Lockwood's sister in a film called "Give Us the Moon." Jean Simmons was still in her teens and under contract to J. Arthur Rank as one of the beautiful starlets he liked to call his British roses (a number that later included Julie Christie) when Laurence Olivier cast her as Ophelia to his Hamlet in 1948.
NEWS
May 29, 1986 | From Associated Press
Actress Jean Simmons is undergoing treatment for alcoholism at the Betty Ford Center in Rancho Mirage and expects to be released next week, her manager said today. "She's been there five weeks. She gets out June 4," said Geoffrey Barr, the actress' personal manager for the last 10 years. "She's doing great, fabulous. It's the greatest experience of her life." Barr said Simmons, 57, decided on her own to seek treatment at the center for "what people usually go there for. It's alcoholism."
REAL ESTATE
October 8, 1989 | RUTH RYON and Jack Smith, Times Staff Writer
His client was a movie director, realtor Jack Hupp said, and was adamant about living in Beverly Hills. The film maker had found a house he liked, Hupp said, but was so concerned that it have a Beverly Hills address that he made it a contingency in his offer. Hupp discovered to his alarm that the house was not within the city limits of Beverly Hills, but found with some quick checking that it was in the Beverly Hills Post Office area, which means that it has a Beverly Hills mailing address.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 14, 1990
The 1980 version of "The Blue Lagoon" was not the original, as stated in Outtakes. Jean Simmons appeared in a British version in 1949--with bra of flowers, I might add. ERIC HEATH San Diego
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