Saturday, January 23, 2010

Jean Simmons: 1929-2010

Veteran Hollywood actress Jean Simmons, who played Elizabeth Collins Stoddard in the 1991 Dark Shadows revival, has died following a long battle with lung cancer. Jean passed away at her Santa Monica home on January 22 aged 80. Her career included numerous classic films, including Black Narcissus, Guys and Dolls and Spartacus. 

At the time of Dark Shadows' production, she was quoted as saying: "I was a great fan... The children would come home from school and before homework, before tea, we would sit down and watch Dark Shadows. I just wanted to kind of join the club." To read a full obituary from the Los Angeles Times, click here.

1 comment:

ruby red said...

What a living legend Beauty she was Ms. Jean SIMMONS. She shall surely be missed and will never forget her fine acting in the Newly Revised 1991 DARK SHADOWS: that DS Casting did a truely remarkable job. I have it on DVD, as well as some of the Original Classic DARK SHADOWS. I love Elizabeth Collins-Stroddard she's a strong woman and the Iconic legendary Actresses Ms. Joan BENNET & Ms. Jean SIMMONS were & will forever be "cherished" dearly to Heart. Rest in peace. Godbless.