Phyllis Flora Isley (born March 2, 1919), better known as Jennifer Jones
, is an actress created within the studio system by producer David O. Selznick
. Jones appeared in Selznick's production Duel in the Sun in 1946.
She was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma and married Selznick and stayed with him until his death in 1965. Her daughter with Selznick, Mary Jennifer, committed suicide, and this led to a suicide attempt by Jones, who, after recovering, became involved in mental health issues. Jones had first married actor Robert Walker, a coupling which produced two sons, both actors. The couple divorced in 1944, and Jones married Selznick in 1949. Following his death, she married milionaire industrialist and philanthropist Norton Simon in 1971, and stayed married to him until his death in 1993. She is currently on the board of directors of the Norton Simon Museum.
Academy Awards and Nominations: 1956 Nominated Love is a Many-Splendored Thing, 1947 Nominated Duel in the Sun, 1946 Nominated Love Letters, 1945 Nominated Since You Went Away and 1944 Won The Song of Bernadette.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.
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