Wednesday, December 30, 2009

JENNIFER JONES (March 2, 1919 – December 17, 2009).

Born Phylis Lee Isley in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Her parents Flora Mae and Phillip Ross Isley toured the Midwest in a traveling tent show . Jones went on to Monte Cassino Junior College in Tulsa and Northwestern University, where she was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority before moving on to the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City in (1938). She married Robert walker January 2, 1939. Isley performed in two small roles, first in a (1939) John Wayne's New Frontier, and a serial Dick Tracy's G-Men. In these two films, she was billed as 'Phyllis Isley'. She failed a screen test for Paramount Pictures and decided to change her name and return to New York City. Where she became a five-time Academy Award nominee, Jones won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in The Song of Bernadette (1943). Jennifer Jones, performed in 27 films, her career spanned over 35 years.

 List of my top 5 Jennifer Jones films:
A Farewell to Arms (1957)
The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit (1956)
Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing (1955)
Madame Bovary (1949)
Duel in the Sun (1946)


  1. Thanks, Dawn, for pointing the spotlight on Jennifer Jones. My favorite of her movies (and her performances) is PORTRAIT OF JENNIE.

  2. Tom, I really enjoyed the Jennifer Jones pictures you posted on your blog. :)

    Rick, I do not think think I have seen the PORTRAIT OF JENNIE. I will look it up, to see what info. I can find.:)

    Happy New Year!!

  3. My favorites of her films are Duel in the Sun and The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit. Great tribute and lovely photos of Jennifer Jones. Happy New Year!


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