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December 18, 2009 | Claudia Luther
Jennifer Jones, the actress who won an Academy Award for her luminous performance in the 1943 film "The Song of Bernadette" and who was married to two legendary men -- producer David O. Selznick and industrialist and art collector Norton Simon -- has died. She was 90. Jones died Thursday of natural causes at her home in Malibu, according to Leslie C. Denk, a spokeswoman for the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena. Jones had an influential role at the art museum, becoming chairwoman of the Norton Simon Foundation Board after her husband's death in 1993 and overseeing a $3-million renovation of the museum's interior and gardens that was completed in 1999.
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June 7, 2013 | By Alexander Nazaryan, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Back in 2007, Elliott Holt was the recipient of a curse: New York Magazine deemed the young writer one of its "Stars of Tomorrow. " In Manhattan's claustrophobic literary world, expectations were immediately raised and daggers surely sharpened. Holt's debut novel, "You Are One of Them," has finally arrived, and it turns out to be an odd hybrid of bildungsroman and thriller, borrowing as much from the coming-of-age stories of Judy Blume as it does from the spy novels of John le Carré.
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October 9, 2010
Jennifer Jones Film Series Where: Norton Simon Museum, 411 W. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena When: 2 p.m. each Saturday in October Price: No charge beyond the $8 museum admission Information: (626) 844-6990; http://www.nortonsimon.org/jennifer-jones-film-series
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June 18, 1995
Thoroughly enjoyed Jan Herman's interview with Carol Channing ("Good Golly, Miss Dolly!," June 4). I would like to correct one small error. The director of "Lend an Ear" was actor-director William EYTHE, not IVES. He not only directed but performed in the 1948 Hollywood production and took it on to Broadway. Eythe appeared in many 1940s films including "The Song of Bernadette" opposite Jennifer Jones. WES KOCH Ventura
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September 13, 1985
A suit by 18-year-old Jennifer Jones to force her father to pay her way through college was dismissed by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Robert H. O'Brien, who concluded that she did not fit the legal definition of a person in need and unable to maintain herself by work. Jones, the daughter of divorced parents, filed her "dadimony" suit last March while a senior at Westchester High School.
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January 5, 1988 | JOHN VOLAND, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Jennifer Jones, the first-ever black Rockette, will join the famed high-kicking chorus line this month for rehearsals and then will perform during half time of the Super Bowl later this month with the other 87 dancers of the troupe. Jones was chosen late last week and given the news Friday. "When I heard on the news that the Rockettes were about to have (their) first black dancer, I didn't think it was me," Jones said. "I was so shocked. I'm glad it is me."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 26, 1994
A jury awarded $1.2 million Monday to a jail employee who sued the city and two police officers in connection with a 1991 altercation outside police headquarters. Jennifer Jones, 43, and her attorney applauded the award, which came after a weeklong civil trial and a week of deliberations by a Superior Court jury. "We're both very happy with the outcome," said attorney Charles J. Mazursky. "It was a long, hard fight for Jennifer Jones to get her name restored and her reputation vindicated."
ENTERTAINMENT
June 7, 2013 | By Alexander Nazaryan, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Back in 2007, Elliott Holt was the recipient of a curse: New York Magazine deemed the young writer one of its "Stars of Tomorrow. " In Manhattan's claustrophobic literary world, expectations were immediately raised and daggers surely sharpened. Holt's debut novel, "You Are One of Them," has finally arrived, and it turns out to be an odd hybrid of bildungsroman and thriller, borrowing as much from the coming-of-age stories of Judy Blume as it does from the spy novels of John le Carré.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 9, 2010
Jennifer Jones Film Series Where: Norton Simon Museum, 411 W. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena When: 2 p.m. each Saturday in October Price: No charge beyond the $8 museum admission Information: (626) 844-6990; http://www.nortonsimon.org/jennifer-jones-film-series
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October 9, 2010 | By Susan King, Los Angeles Times
Jennifer Jones became one of the top stars of the 1940s and '50s under the guidance of her second husband, uber-producer David O. Selznick. Because of Selznick's firm grip, though, Jones didn't make as many movies as some of her contemporaries, such as Bette Davis and Joan Crawford. As a result, many people today aren't familiar with her work, save perhaps for her final role as Fred Astaire's love interest in 1974's "The Towering Inferno. " But during her career, Jones earned a lead actress Oscar for 1943's "The Song of Bernadette" and received nominations for 1944's "Since You Went Away," 1945's "Love Letters," 1946's "Duel in the Sun" and 1955's "Love Is a Many Splendored-Thing.
HOME & GARDEN
October 2, 2010 | By Sam Watters, Special to the Los Angeles Times
There are two great tea parties: the Boston tax revolt in 1773 and the homey tea time enjoyed since the Pilgrims landed in 1620. Here's a story about the Plymouth Rock variety. The year was 1946 and movie babe Jennifer Jones was 27. She'd rocketed to fame playing the ingénue daughter of compassionate Claudette Colbert in David Selznick's blockbuster "Since You Went Away. " She'd won an Oscar for her pious saint in "The Song of Bernadette," and notoriety was on the way for her turn as a sex goddess in the just-released "Duel in the Sun. " Branded by critics as "Lust in the Sun," that film ?
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December 18, 2009 | By Suzanne Muchnic
On a beautiful evening in early October 1999, six years after the death of her husband, Jennifer Jones Simon threw a coming-out party. Not for herself, an Oscar-winning actress who had married industrialist and art collector Norton Simon in 1971, but for the museum that he established in Pasadena. Jones and the museum's staff planned the occasion as the unveiling of a major renovation that enhanced the collection and made the institution much more inviting. The event was an announcement that the museum was back -- and that Jones, who died Thursday at the age of 90, had assumed a new role that would become her cultural legacy.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 18, 2009 | Claudia Luther
Jennifer Jones, the actress who won an Academy Award for her luminous performance in the 1943 film "The Song of Bernadette" and who was married to two legendary men -- producer David O. Selznick and industrialist and art collector Norton Simon -- has died. She was 90. Jones died Thursday of natural causes at her home in Malibu, according to Leslie C. Denk, a spokeswoman for the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena. Jones had an influential role at the art museum, becoming chairwoman of the Norton Simon Foundation Board after her husband's death in 1993 and overseeing a $3-million renovation of the museum's interior and gardens that was completed in 1999.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 18, 1995
Thoroughly enjoyed Jan Herman's interview with Carol Channing ("Good Golly, Miss Dolly!," June 4). I would like to correct one small error. The director of "Lend an Ear" was actor-director William EYTHE, not IVES. He not only directed but performed in the 1948 Hollywood production and took it on to Broadway. Eythe appeared in many 1940s films including "The Song of Bernadette" opposite Jennifer Jones. WES KOCH Ventura
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 26, 1994
A jury awarded $1.2 million Monday to a jail employee who sued the city and two police officers in connection with a 1991 altercation outside police headquarters. Jennifer Jones, 43, and her attorney applauded the award, which came after a weeklong civil trial and a week of deliberations by a Superior Court jury. "We're both very happy with the outcome," said attorney Charles J. Mazursky. "It was a long, hard fight for Jennifer Jones to get her name restored and her reputation vindicated."
ENTERTAINMENT
October 9, 2010 | By Susan King, Los Angeles Times
Jennifer Jones became one of the top stars of the 1940s and '50s under the guidance of her second husband, uber-producer David O. Selznick. Because of Selznick's firm grip, though, Jones didn't make as many movies as some of her contemporaries, such as Bette Davis and Joan Crawford. As a result, many people today aren't familiar with her work, save perhaps for her final role as Fred Astaire's love interest in 1974's "The Towering Inferno. " But during her career, Jones earned a lead actress Oscar for 1943's "The Song of Bernadette" and received nominations for 1944's "Since You Went Away," 1945's "Love Letters," 1946's "Duel in the Sun" and 1955's "Love Is a Many Splendored-Thing.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 18, 2009 | By Suzanne Muchnic
On a beautiful evening in early October 1999, six years after the death of her husband, Jennifer Jones Simon threw a coming-out party. Not for herself, an Oscar-winning actress who had married industrialist and art collector Norton Simon in 1971, but for the museum that he established in Pasadena. Jones and the museum's staff planned the occasion as the unveiling of a major renovation that enhanced the collection and made the institution much more inviting. The event was an announcement that the museum was back -- and that Jones, who died Thursday at the age of 90, had assumed a new role that would become her cultural legacy.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 5, 1988 | JOHN VOLAND, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Jennifer Jones, the first-ever black Rockette, will join the famed high-kicking chorus line this month for rehearsals and then will perform during half time of the Super Bowl later this month with the other 87 dancers of the troupe. Jones was chosen late last week and given the news Friday. "When I heard on the news that the Rockettes were about to have (their) first black dancer, I didn't think it was me," Jones said. "I was so shocked. I'm glad it is me."
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