Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #003253: JEAN SIMMONS

Lovely 10x8-inch black and white portrait in her prime, boldly signed with her name alone in blue felt-tip marker in the 1990s. In very good condition. Luminous British-born Jean Simmons gained stardom with her portrayal of Estrella in David Lean's Great Expectations (1946), followed up with The Black Narcissus that same year.  In 1948, she was hand-selected by Laurence Olivier to play the doomed Ophelia in his classic version of Hamlet, which earned her a Best Actress Oscar nomination. Simmons relocated to Hollywood after marrying leading man Stewart Granger, where she headlined in classic films like The Robe (1953), the musical Guys and Dolls (1955), The Big Country (1958), Stanley Kubrick's Spartacus (1960), and Elmer Gantry (1960).  She received her second Academy Award nod for The Happy Ending in 1969, after which she gradually phased out of her her movie career.