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A Farewell To... Hemingway's intense story of love during wartime is given the big-screen... more info $14.98was $14.98 Buy Now

The Song Of... "Absorbing, emotional and dramatic" -VarietyJennifer Jones won the Academy Award... more info $9.98was $9.98 Buy Now

The Man In The... Gregory Peck challenges the New York corporate mindset as a young executive who... more info $14.98was $14.98 Buy Now

Madame Bovary... As author Gustave Flaubert, James Mason provides opening and closing narration... more info $19.98was $19.98 Buy Now

Dick Tracy's... No bad guy is safe when Tracy's on his trail! In this vintage espionage... more info $19.99was $19.99 Buy Now

Indiscretion... The great Montgomery Clift and Jennifer Jones star in this mesmerizing 1950s... more info $26.99was $39.95 Buy Now

Also Known As: Died: December 17, 2009
Born: March 2, 1919 Cause of Death: natural causes
Birth Place: Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA Profession: Cast ...
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Raised in Oklahoma
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As a child, assisted parents at their theater company, selling tickets and refreshments
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While in college, wrote letter to actress Katharine Cornell soliciting her advice; Cornell suggested broadening her background
1937:
Moved to NYC to attend the American Academy of Dramatic Arts
1938:
Hosted own local radio program in Tulsa, Oklahoma, "The Phylis Isley Radio Theater"; ran for 13 weeks
1939:
After marriage to Robert Walker, moved to California
1939:
Signed contract with Republic Pictures
1939:
Film acting debut alongside John Wayne in "New Frontier"; made second film "Dick Tracy's G-Men"; billed as Phylis Isley
1940:
With Walker, moved to NYC
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Autioned for the film version of "Claudia", to be produced by David O Selznick; offered personal seven-year contract
1941:
Acted on stage in Santa Barbara in "Hello Out There"; billed as Phylis Walker
1942:
Changed name to Jennifer Jones in January
1943:
Achieved star status with her performance in the title role of "The Song of Bernadette", a film biography of the young woman who claimed to see a vision of the Virgin Mary; received Best Actress Oscar
1944:
First film produced personally by David O. Selznick, "Since You Went Away"; starred opposite Robert Walker; received a Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination
1944:
Reportedly offered title role in "Laura"; Selznick declined it
1945:
Earned second Best Actress Academy Award nomination as an amnesiac in "Love Letters", co-starring Joseph Cotten
1946:
Starred in "Duel in the Sun"; garnered third Best Actress Oscar nomination
1948:
Reteamed with Joseph Cotton in the romantic "Portrait of Jennie"
1949:
Played "Madame Bovary"
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Made a number of films abroad during the 1950s: "Gone to Earth" (1950) in England with the filmmaking team of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger; "Indiscretion of an American Wife" (1953) with director Vittorio de Sica; "Beat the Devil" (1953; various locales) with director John Huston
1952:
Played title role of "Carrie", based on Theodore Dreiser's novel
1955:
Earned fifth Academy Award nomination for leading role in "Love Is a Many Splendored Thing"
1957:
Cast as Elizabeth Barrett Browning in "The Barretts of Wimpole Street"
1957:
Last film for five years, "A Farewell to Arms", produced by David O. Selznick
1962:
Returned to films after a five-year absence to play the leading role in "Tender Is the Night"
1966:
After Selznick's death, returned to filmmaking following a four-year absence in "The Idol"
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Took an accidental overdose of sleeping pills following the 1967 death of Charles Bickford
1969:
Last film for five years, the dreadful "Angel, Angel Down We Go"
1974:
Played a supporting role as Fred Astaire's love interest in the all-star "The Towering Inferno"; final film role
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Had purchased the screen rights to Larry McMurtry's "Terms of Endearment"; relinquished them when she was told she was too old for the role of Aurora Greenway

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