Jennifer Jones Dead at 90


The mercurial Hollywood leading lady Jennifer Jones died Thursday of natural causes at her home in Malibu; she was 90. An Oscar-winner for 1944's The Song of Bernadette as well as the wife and muse of legendary producer David O. Selznick, Jones had not acted on-screen since 1974's Towering Inferno. Her life was radically turbulent, peppered with breakdowns, family crises (her and Selznick's daughter committed suicide in 1976) and memorable performances in classics including Duel in the Sun. A terrific critical profile of her career is here; TCM plans a four-film retrospective on Jan. 7. [NYT]


  • OldTowneTavern says:

    "Why, St. Peter, you're letting me into Heaven?! But... I ain't nothin' but trash. Trash! Trash! Trash!"
    Rest in peace, Singleton. Tell Joseph Cotton he's the shiznits.