18 Dec 2009

Death of actress Jennifer Jones

11:38 am on 18 December 2009

American actress Jennifer Jones has died aged 90.

Jones enjoyed a critically-acclaimed career in the 1940s and 1950s, including being cast as a bi-racial woman in Duel in the Sun.

Her leading men included Gregory Peck, Laurence Olivier, Humphrey Bogart and Rock Hudson, with whom she starred in the 1957 war movie A Farewell to Arms.

Jones won an Oscar for playing Saint Bernadette in the 1943 movie The Song of Bernadette.

She was married three times, including to Gone With the Wind producer David O. Selznick.

Her last screen appearance was in The Towering Inferno in 1974.