Actress Jennifer Jones has died at the age of 90, according to the Hollywood Reporter website. The one who was the fickle Madame Bovary in the film version of Vincente Minnelli and the volcanic beauty of Duel in the sun, has died at her home in Malibu accompanied by her only son, Robert Walker. Jones was nominated for an Oscar for Best Actress five times, winning the statuette in 1943 for her performance in Bernadette’s song, in which she played the angelic adolescent with Marian visions of the story of Lourdes.
Jones was one of the great Hollywood stars of the 1940s and 1950s. Classics like Soft is the night, Goodbye to guns O Termini Station They stand out in his filmography composed of some thirty films. Despite his fame, he always kept an aura of shyness and gave very few interviews.
John Houston, Vincente Minnelli, King Vidor, Ernst Lubischt, William Wyler, Vittorio de Sica, Jones worked under the direction of many great names in cinema and married the most influential of his time. When she was still an aspiring actress, she met the iconic producer of Hollywood’s golden age, David O. Selznick on an audition. From that moment on he carefully selected his roles, she divorced new actor Robert Walker, with whom she had a son, and the two married in 1949. O.Selznick died in 1965 of a heart attack. Mary Jennifer, the daughter he had with Jennifer Jones, committed suicide in 1975.
The actress married the magnate Norton Simon, promoter of one of the most important private museums in the United States, in 1973. After his death in 93, she took over the institution and carried out its celebrated expansion to by architect Frank Gehry.
Jones’ last film appearance was in film The burning colossusSince then, in 1974, she has been kept out of public life.