Friday, September 4, 2009

Jennifer Jones La Bella Bernadette cumplio en marzo 90 años

Los Angeles California


Las leyendas de lo que fue la columna vertebral de Hollywood
languidesen en sus mansiones, sin que el pago, por tantas emo-
ciones provocadas cumplan su deuda. En pasado mes de marzo
la bella y sensitiva Jennifer Jones, llego a la majestuosa edad de
noventa años. La joven Jones fue seleccionada para hacer el pa-
pel principal de " The Song of Bernadette " by 20 th Century - Fox
dirigida por el genial director americano Henry King ( 1886 - 1982)
Cluny Brown , Duel in the Sun. Madame Bovary , Beat the Devil , Love
is a a Many Splendored Thing , A Farewell to Arms and Tender is the
Night , esas fueron las unicas peliculas que pude ver en Cuba a una
de las mas relajantes sonrizas en la historia del cine americano
Jennifer Jones...........FELICIDADES !!!!!! tan cerca y tan lejos.......

Alternate Names: Phylis Isley | Phyllis Isley | Jennifer Jones Simon | Phyllis Walker
Jump to filmography as: Actress, Soundtrack, Thanks, Self, Archive Footage
The Towering Inferno (1974) .... Lisolette Muller

Angel, Angel, Down We Go (1969) .... Astrid Steele
... aka Cult of the Damned (USA: reissue title)
The Idol (1966) .... Carol
Tender Is the Night (1962) .... Nicole Diver

A Farewell to Arms (1957) .... Catherine Barkley
The Barretts of Wimpole Street (1957) .... Elizabeth Barrett
The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit (1956) .... Betsy Rath
Good Morning, Miss Dove (1955) .... Miss Dove
Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing (1955) .... Dr. Han Suyin
Beat the Devil (1953) .... Mrs. Gwendolen Chelm
... aka Il tesoro dell'Africa (Italy)
Stazione Termini (1953) .... Mary Forbes
... aka Indiscretion (UK)
... aka Indiscretion of an American Wife (USA)
... aka Station Terminus (International: English title)
... aka Terminal Station
... aka Terminal Station Indiscretion (International: English title)
... aka Terminus Station (International: English title)
Ruby Gentry (1952) .... Ruby Gentry
Carrie (1952) .... Carrie Meeber
The Wild Heart (1952) .... Hazel Woodus
... aka Gypsy Blood
Gone to Earth (1950) .... Hazel Woodus

Madame Bovary (1949) .... Emma Bovary
We Were Strangers (1949) .... China Valdés
Portrait of Jennie (1948) .... Jennie Appleton
... aka Jennie (UK)
... aka Tidal Wave
Duel in the Sun (1946) .... Pearl Chavez
... aka King Vidor's Duel in the Sun (UK: complete title) (USA: complete title)
Cluny Brown (1946) .... Cluny Brown
American Creed (1946)
Love Letters (1945) .... Singleton
Since You Went Away (1944) .... Jane Deborah Hilton
The Song of Bernadette (1943) .... Bernadette
... aka Franz Werfel's The Song of Bernadette (USA: complete title)

Dick Tracy's G-Men (1939) (as Phyllis Isley) .... Gwen Andrews
The Streets of New York (1939) (TV) (as Phyllis Isley)
... aka Poverty Is Not a Crime (USA)
New Frontier (1939) (as Phylis Isley) .... Celia Braddock
... aka Frontier Horizon (USA: reissue title)
Gone to Earth (1950) (performer: "The Mountain Ash", "Sigh No More Ladies", "Harps in Heaven")

Since You Went Away (1944) (performer: "Kaiser-Walzer (Emperor Waltz) op.437" (1889)) ("I'll Be Home for Christmas" (1943), "(Oh My Darling) Clementine" (1884), "Happy Birthday to You" (1893))
"Biography" (special thanks) (1 episode, 2001)
- Jennifer Jones: Portrait of a Lady (2001) TV episode (special thanks) (as Jennifer Jones Simon)
The 75th Annual Academy Awards (2003) (TV) .... Herself - Past Winner
Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Celebration (2001) (TV) .... Herself

The 70th Annual Academy Awards (1998) (TV) (uncredited) .... Herself - Past Winner
Off the Menu: The Last Days of Chasen's (1997) (uncredited) .... Herself

The American Film Institute Salute to Gregory Peck (1989) (TV) .... Herself
The 59th Annual Academy Awards (1987) (TV) .... Herself - Presenter: Best Cinematography
The American Film Institute Salute to Lillian Gish (1984) (TV) .... Herself

The 30th Annual Academy Awards (1958) (TV) .... Herself - Co-Presenter: Short Subjects Awards
The 28th Annual Academy Awards (1956) (TV) .... Herself - Presenter: Best Director (pre-filmed)

Some of the Best (1949) (uncredited) .... Herself
The Fighting Generation (1944) .... Nurse's aide
Archive Footage:
Premio Donostia a Willem Dafoe (2005) (TV)
- Jennifer Jones: Portrait of a Lady (2001) TV episode .... Herself
John Huston: The Man, the Movies, the Maverick (1989) .... Herself
America at the Movies (1976) .... Jane Deborah Hilton
Hollywood: The Selznick Years (1969) (TV) (uncredited) .... Herself, film clips from 'Portrait of Jennie' - 'Duel in the Sun'
La verifica incerta (1965)
"Toast of the Town"
- Episode #8.49 (1955) TV episode .... Herself
- Episode #8.35 (1955) TV episode .... Herself

Jennifer was born Phyllis with one A Isley the ,
only child of Phil R. and Flora Mae Suber Isley , in
Tulsa , Oklahoma. At the time of her birth , her pa-
rent were owners, operators and stars of the Isley
Stock Company, touring the Southwest with tent-show
versions of such plays as " East Lynne " and ' The Old
Homestead ".
Jennifer`s cradle was a traditional theatrical trunk.
She first learned to walk backstage. However , when
she attained the age of four they decided that was no
life for a growing child and enrolled her in a pre- kinder
garten class in the Ursuline Academy in Dallas , Texas.

When they moved to a Oklahoma City wher Jennifer
started and finished grade school at the Edgemere School.
She was already showing symptoms of becoming the great
beauty she is today and in her last year was chosen
May Queen.
The family moved to Tul sa , she took drama and speech
training and appeared in school plays while attending the
Monte Cassino high school run by the Benedictine Sisters .
She won a scholastic medal in Latin and at an annual state
elocution contest held in Oklahoma A. & M. College , won
the first prize.
Although her father hoped she`d be a lawyer , the fami-
ly agreed to let her become an actress --if she could -
and though she `d never seen Katherine Cornell she wrote
the famous actress for advice. Miss Cornell replied, urging
Jennifer to continue with her schooling before attempting
the stage.
The summer after graduation from Monte Cassino where for
the second time in her life , she was chosen May Queen she
played ingenue roles with the Ted North Players, well - known
Mid- Western theatrical group . She enrolled in Northwestern
University at Evanston that fall, a choice dictated by its famed
speech courses.

The following summer se worked with both the Ted North
Players and the Harley Sadler Players - an experience that
made her impatient to get to New York . Her father thought
she should try Hollywood but Jennifer disagreed . She felt
tht an actress should be schooled in the theater before attem-
ting the screen. She persuaded her father to send her to New
York to the American Academy of Dramatic Arts for a year.

Diana Barrymore was a fellow student at the Academy as
waas Robert Walker , whom she married in Tulsa , January
2 1939 and who is the father of her two boys , Robert Walker Jr
born April 15, 1940 and Michael , born March 17, 1941. They
were divorced june 20 , 1945 .

Jennifer tried her luck in Hollywood but when nothing
happened , returned to New York . Soon she was making summer
theater appearances and at Paul Gilmore `s Little Theatre in
New York . They aroused the interest of an agent , Robert Kennedy.
who took Jennifer to Katherine Brown , New York representative
for Film Producer David o. Selznick.

A reading for Selznick resulted in a screen test and Selznick
signed her. It was a fateful meeting. Nearly 10 years later they
were to be married.
Following a quick trip to the Coast for a William Saroyan play
in Santa Barbara in 1941. Jennifer returned to New York. With no
screen role in the offing. she studied dancing with Polly Korchein
and returned to the Academy to study diction with D`Angelo and
acting with Sanford Meisner.
Director Henry King recalls : " A man stood behind the
camera waving a stick ; the girls focused their rapt attention on
that stick. The other five did very well. But only Jennifer looked
as if she saw a Vision".

She was chosen as one of the six final contestants and in their
final test , the six were asked to show the reactions of Bernadette
as she saw " The Vision".

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