Jennifer Jones

Born Mar 2, 1919

Jennifer Jones was an American Oscar-winning actress during the Hollywood golden years. Jones, who won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in the 1943 The Song of Bernadette, was nominated five times for the Academy Awards. She married three times; most notably to film producer David O. Selznick. Jones, who starred in more than 20 films over a thirty year career, semi-retired from acting following the death of her husband, David O.… Read More

related links

News + Updates

Browse recent news and stories about Jennifer Jones.


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Jennifer Jones.


1919 Birth Born on March 2, 1919.


1938 19 Years Old She attended Monte Cassino, a girls' school and junior college in Tulsa and then Northwestern University in Illinois, where she was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority, before transferring to the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City in 1938. It was there that she met and fell in love with fellow acting student Robert Walker. The couple married on January 2, 1939. … Read More


1943 24 Years Old …  She separated from Walker in November 1943, co-starred with him in Since You Went Away (1944), and divorced him in June 1945.
1944 25 Years Old …  In 1944, on her 25th birthday, Jones won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance as Bernadette Soubirous, beating out her friend, Ingrid Bergman, who was the Best Actress nominee for her work in For Whom the Bell Tolls. … Read More


1949 30 Years Old Jones married Selznick on July 13, 1949, a union that lasted until his death at age 63 on June 22, 1965. … Read More


1967 48 Years Old According to media reports, Jones attempted suicide in November 1967 after hearing of the death of close friend Charles Bickford. … Read More


1971 52 Years Old On May 29, 1971, Jones married her third husband, multi-millionaire industrialist, art collector and philanthropist Norton Simon, whose son Robert had committed suicide in 1969. … Read More
1976 57 Years Old Jones' daughter with Selznick, Mary Jennifer Selznick (1954–1976), committed suicide by jumping from a 20th-floor window in Los Angeles on May 11, 1976. … Read More


1980 61 Years Old 1 More Event
…  In 1980, she founded the Jennifer Jones Simon Foundation For Mental Health And Education after her daughter's suicide. … Read More
1989 70 Years Old …  Jones participated in Gregory Peck's AFI Life Achievement Award ceremony in 1989 and appeared at the 70th (1998) and 75th (2003) Academy Awards as part of the shows' tributes to past Oscar winners.
1993 74 Years Old Four years before his death in June 1993, Simon resigned as President of Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena and Jennifer Jones Simon was appointed Chairman of the Board of Trustees, President and Executive Officer.
1996 77 Years Old In 1996, she began working with architect Frank Gehry and landscape designer Nancy Goslee Power on renovating the museum and gardens. … Read More
1999 80 Years Old Jones was a breast cancer survivor. Actress Susan Strasberg, who would die of the disease in 1999 and was then married to actor Christopher Jones, named her own daughter Jennifer Robin Jones in the older actress's honor.
2009 91 Years Old She died of natural causes on December 17, 2009, aged 90. … Read More
Original Authors of this text are noted on
Text is made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.