Thursday, December 17, 2009

Jennifer Jones, you were lovely

Goodbye, Jennifer Jones.......And thanks for some wonderful films.
HERE is her biography. Her first husband was Robert Walker, another of my favorites.......mental health problems plagued him and plagued her through the suicide death of her daughter and her own attempted suicide. May she rest in peace knowing she left a wonderful legacy behind. Died today, in Malibu, California

11 comments:

Ducky's here said...

Yeah, even the "auteur crowd" gives her props for "Duel in the Sun".

Z said...

I didn't like that film at all....

Leticia said...

I have never heard of her, but I am sure she was a great actress.

Psoriatic said...

I adored Jennifer Jones.. She was so beautiful and had such a fabulous presence on screen. She was particularly awesome in Beat in the Devil, which also starred Bogart; but my favourite role of hers was Pearl in Duel in the Sun.

Sue said...

She was one of my favorites. From Song of Bernadette, through Love is a Many Splendored Thing.

What a sad day this has been... One of my beloved Bengals lost his life today...needlessly, and at such a young age. They both brought such joy to so many people for such varied talents.

Hopefully they were both ready to enter eternity. They are in God's hands now.

Anonymous said...

I liked her best in Good Morning, Miss Dove.

~ FreeThinke

Jess said...

I absolutely LOVED Jennifer Jones, she was fabulous in Madame Bovary. RIP Jennifer, you were an original!

Z said...

jess..my very favorite of hers...well, that and that film with Joseph Cotton whose name I can't remember...she plays a young woman whose subconscious thinks she killed her husband.

Anonymous said...

She did Portrait of Jennie with Joseph Cotton, Z, but that was a fantasy about about a little girl from another era who meets Joe in Central Park. He's a starving artist, and Jennifer inspires him to create a great portrait that winds up in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. In the film she hurries the process of growing up so she can be old enough to marry Joe. Her life -- as it was lived 80 years before Joe was born -- is revealed in a series of flashbacks.

Funny thing! I loved the short novel on which this film was based, and I've always liked both Jennifer Jones and Joe Cotton, but this film doesn't do it for me for some reason. The best thing in it is Ethel Barrymore as "Miss Spinney" who runs an Art Gallery, and sees promise in Joe.

~ FreeThinke

Z said...

Hi, FT...not too terribly fond of Portrait but I LOVE "LOVE LETTERS" also with Joseph Cotton...lovely film.

Z said...

FT, by the way, I suspect you and I could sit for a month, very happily, just watching Black/White old films on the television and eating either of our delicious cooking, huh? :-)