Jean Simmons was an English actress who worked in film, on stage and on television. She was awarded two Oscars in her lifetime, one as Best Supporting Actress for Hamlet (1948)and another as Best Actress for The Happy Ending (1969). Musical theatre fans might remember best for her touching performance as Sarah Brown in Guys and Dolls and her appearance in the original London production of the Stephen Sondheim musical, A Little Night Music. Recently, I was reminded of her lovely on-screen presence when I watched the classic mini-series, North and South, on DVD last month. Here is a clip from Guys and Dolls, the culmination of an electrifying scene opposite Marlon Brandon, “I’ll Know”:
Rest in Peace.