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Jennifer Jones Tribute

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Uploaded on Jan 12, 2010

Here is a tribute dedicated to Jennifer Jones who sadly passed away recently. I posted a video tribute to her about 5 months ago but since my video was deleted & she has passed away I decided to make a few revisions to my tribute.

Jennifer Jones was born Phylis Lee Isley on March 2,1919 & she was a top box-office draw and multiple Oscar nominee during the 1940s and '50s, known for her off-screen love affair with producer David O. Selznick as much as for her varied on-screen performances. She grew up in Oklahoma as part of a theatrical family that performed traveling shows.

She studied in Chicago briefly and went to New York, where she met her first husband, actor Robert Walker. In Hollywood in the 1940s, Selznick "discovered" her, changed her name from Phylis Isley to Jennifer Jones and molded her career. Her first vehicle, The Song of Bernadette (1943, with Jones as Bernadette of Lourdes), earned her an Oscar as best actress. She went on to be nominated four more times, for Since You Went Away (1944), Love Letters (1945), Duel in the Sun (1946, with Gregory Peck) and Love is a Many Splendored Thing (1955, with William Holden).

Off-screen she had an affair with Selznick and the two ended up divorcing their spouses and marrying in 1949. Her career waned after the mid-1950s, and in 1965 Selznick died. She went on to marry a third time in 1971, to millionaire art collector Norton Simon. Although her last film was 1974's The Towering Inferno (with Paul Newman and Steve McQueen), she remained active as an advocate for the mentally ill and as a director of the Norton Simon Museum, a Pasadena institution devoted especially to modern art. She died at age 90 of natural causes on Dec.17,2009.

She is one of my favorite actresses & my favorite movies of hers are "Portrait of Jennie", "Since You Went Away", "Love Letters" & "Song of Bernadette". She really was an amazing actress & she had a very fragile vulnerability & she also had an ethereal quality. It's very sad she's gone but thankfully she left us with many movies & images to remember her by.
I hope you like my video!! God Bless!!

Music: Song From A Secret Garden By: Rolf Lovland

DISCLAIMER: All photos, clips and music are copyrighted to their respective owners. No infringement intended. This is a fan-made video presented for entertainment purposes and not for profit.

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