Jennifer Jones
Actress
Jennifer Jones
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.
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Quartzsite rally attracts hundreds - Parker Live
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Local activist Jennifer Jones, the video of whose arrest at a public meeting provoked outrage on the internet, said the people had braved the weather to send a strong message about the importance of liberty. Standing in front of the doors of the
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Qualifying begins for city posts - Columbia County News Times
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Also up for grabs will be city council seats currently held by Trudeau and Jennifer Jones. The two were appointed to fill the unexpired year of the terms of councilmen Barry Davis and Robert Newman, who both resigned in January
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Ayr girl Jennifer is Olympic ambassador - Ayr Advertiser
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University of the West of Scotland (UWS) PhD student Jennifer Jones will represent the UK at the International Olympic Academy's Postgraduate Seminar, a prestigious month-long postgraduate course in Olympic Studies. For the full story please see this
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Artwork brightens up North Beach bachelor pad - San Francisco Chronicle
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Niche Interiors' design team, led by principal designer Jennifer Jones, spent hours poring over public library documents to find the perfect turn-of-the-century photo that would capture the essence of the community. The result was an iconic,
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Man behind bars for shaking baby to death - KPHO Phoenix
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A deadly case of shaken baby syndrome has landed a 25-year-old Phoenix man behind bars. He made his initial appearance in Maricopa County Superior Court on Tuesday. Amos Carle Andreas has been charged with one count of
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PTA President Accused Of Stealing Money - KTBS
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Jennifer Jones, 41, of the 400 block of Delaware Street, was booked for felony theft. Detectives with the Caddo-Shreveport financial crimes unit said Jones kept $4442 that had been collected from school fundraisers held between March and May of this
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Joan's World: Ed Baxter, NorCal pottery, 'Miracle' television and tall presidents - San Jose Mercury News
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He has been on for a long time with Jennifer Jones Lee. Now there is a different man on with Jennifer. Baxter retired after 35 years at KGO. Jennifer Jones Lee is now joined by Jon Bristow, who has been a reporter and anchor at the station for more
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What's On Today
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8 P.M. (TCM) LITERARY ROMANCE Turner Classic Movies presents five films adapted from beloved novels, starting with ''Pride and Prejudice'' (1940), the Jane Austen classic about five sisters out to nab husbands in 19th-century England, the better to produce an heir to save the family farm. Greer Garson plays Elizabeth Bennet, the eldest, most
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QUARTZSITE JOURNAL; Kicking Up the Dust in an Arizona Desert Town
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QUARTZSITE, Ariz. -- Like many folks in this blink-and-miss-it town on the western edge of the state, Ed Foster moved here to escape the hustle and bustle. He is delighted that the main drag is just a couple of miles long, bookended by gas stations. It doesn't take much more than a working sewer and water hookup to make him happy. A couple of years
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Quartzsite, Mayor Foster, and Ron Paul - Libertarian Solution
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Fast forward to just a few weeks ago during a town council meeting when local Jennifer Jones was granted the floor (which means she's allowed to speak without being interrupted) to discuss what she knew of these under-handed dealings
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Allegations of corruption, fraud, tears town government apart - Daily Caller
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Jennifer Jones was arrested after refusing to surrender the microphone at a town council meeting June 28, 2011. Allegations of corruption, conflicts of interest, free speech violations and political intimidation have entrenched the ... -
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Baseball's smallest fans get to play with the pros - KPHO Phoenix
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Little sluggers got a chance to batter-up and play with the pros on Monday. Hall-of-Famer Cal Ripken Jr. hosted a baseball-hitting clinic for kids from the Phoenix Area Boys and Girls Clubs. Ripken shared his tricks of the
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The arrest of Jennifer Jones in Quartzsite - Parker Live
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It's also why Jennifer Jones started her own newspaper. What you'll see here is what I and others have been having to deal with (It's called tyranny) and then we have to deal with misleading reporting by the Parker Pioneer, and the County Attorney's
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Jennifer Jones
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2009
    Age 89
    She died of natural causes on December 17, 2009, aged 90.
    More Details Hide Details She was cremated and her ashes were interred in the Selznick private room at the Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California.
  • 1999
    Age 79
    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.
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  • 1996
    Age 76
    In 1996, she began working with architect Frank Gehry and landscape designer Nancy Goslee Power on renovating the museum and gardens.
    More Details Hide Details She remained active as the director of the Norton Simon Museum until 2003, when she was given emeritus status.
  • 1993
    Age 73
    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.
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  • 1989
    Age 69
    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.
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  • 1980
    Age 60
    In 1980, she founded the Jennifer Jones Simon Foundation For Mental Health And Education.
    More Details Hide Details The Foundation pledged $400,000 to be used exclusively for the world-renowned Mary Jennifer Selznick Workshop Program, named in honor of Jones's late daughter.
    In 1980, she founded the Jennifer Jones Simon Foundation For Mental Health And Education after her daughter's suicide.
    More Details Hide Details In later life, Jones withdrew from public life to live in quiet retirement with her son and his family in Malibu, California. Jones was born Phylis Lee Isley in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the daughter of Flora Mae (née Suber) and Phillip Ross Isley. An only child, she was raised Roman Catholic. Her parents toured the Midwest in a traveling tent show that they owned and operated.
  • FIFTIES
  • 1976
    Age 56
    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.
    More Details Hide Details This led to Jones' interest in mental health issues.
  • 1971
    Age 51
    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.
    More Details Hide Details The marriage took place aboard a tugboat five miles off the English coast, and was conducted by Unitarian minister Eirion Phillips. Years before, Simon had attempted to buy the portrait of her that was used in the film Portrait of Jennie. Simon later met Jones at a party hosted by fellow industrialist and art collector Walter Annenberg.
  • FORTIES
  • 1967
    Age 47
    According to media reports, Jones attempted suicide in November 1967 after hearing of the death of close friend Charles Bickford.
    More Details Hide Details She was found unconscious at the base of a cliff overlooking Malibu Beach; she was hospitalized in a coma before eventually recovering.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1949
    Age 29
    Jones married Selznick on July 13, 1949, a union that lasted until his death at age 63 on June 22, 1965.
    More Details Hide Details After his death, she semi-retired from acting.
  • 1944
    Age 24
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Jones apologized to Bergman, who replied, "No, Jennifer, your Bernadette was better than my Maria." Jones presented the Best Actress Oscar the following year to Bergman for Gaslight. Over the next two decades, Jones appeared in a wide range of roles selected by Selznick. Her dark beauty and sensitive nature appealed to audiences and she projected a variable range.
  • 1943
    Age 23
    She separated from Walker in November 1943, co-starred with him in Since You Went Away (1944), and divorced him in June 1945.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1938
    Age 18
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Isley and Walker returned to Tulsa for a 13-week radio program, arranged by her father, and then made their way to Hollywood. Isley landed two small roles, first in a 1939 John Wayne western titled New Frontier, followed by a serial entitled Dick Tracy's G-Men. She failed a screen test for Paramount Pictures and decided to return to New York City. While Walker found steady work in radio programs, Isley worked part-time modeling hats for the Powers Agency while looking for possible acting jobs. When she learned of auditions for the lead role in Claudia, Rose Franken's hit play, she presented herself to David O. Selznick's New York office but fled in tears after what she thought was a bad reading. Selznick, however, had overheard her audition and was impressed enough to have his secretary call her back. Following an interview, she was signed to a seven-year contract.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1919
    Born
    Born on March 2, 1919.
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