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Birth Name: Jean Simmons
Born: 01/31/1929
Birth Place: London, England, GB
Death Place: Santa Monica, California, USA
Died: 01/22/2010

Born Jean Merilyn Simmons on Jan. 31, 1929, she was raised in the London suburb of Cricklewood by her father, former Olympic gymnast Charles Simmons, and his wife, Winifred. During World War II, the family was evacuated to the village of Winscombe in Somerset, where her father taught physical education and Simmons received her first taste of performing by joining her sister in singing for local audiences. After returning to London, her father helped her enroll in the Aida Foster School of Dance, where she was discovered by director Val Guest, who was looking for new talent to star in his upcoming feature, "Give Us the Moon" (1943). Her big break came as Estella, the headstrong love interest ... Continue Bio >>

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