Happy Birthday: Jean Simmons (1929–2010)

WILDsound Writing and Film Festival Review

jeansimmons.jpgJean Simmons (1929–2010)

Born: January 31, 1929 in Crouch Hill, London, England, UK
Died: January 22, 2010 (age 80) in Santa Monica, California, USA

[on working with William Wyler in The Big Country (1958)] The atmosphere [on set] felt very dodgy – the sort of prevailing tension that invites paranoia, causes you to wonder, “What have I done?”… I guess Willy was in a position to know what it took to achieve great performances, but he also seemed bent on making things difficult… and there was all that constant rewriting. We’d have our lines learned, then receive a rewrite, stay up all night learning the new version, then receive yet another rewrite the following morning. It made the acting damned near impossible. In Willy’s favor, he was very agreeable in allowing me to think, and think, and think, and then think some more before I made my reply to [Gregory…

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