In demand throughout the 1950s and early '60s, Simmons appeared in a wide range of genres that included everything from film noir (Angel Face, 1952) to Westerns (The Big Country, 1958). During this time, she was memorably paired with Marlon Brando (Guys and Dolls, 1955) and Kirk Douglas (Spartacus, 1960). Simmons netted her second Oscar nomination playing an alcoholic wife in 1969's The Happy Ending.
The actress later turned her talents to the small screen with roles in miniseries such as "The Thorn Birds," for which she won an Emmy in 1983. After a battle with lung cancer, she died Jan. 22, 2010.
Stanley Kubrick directed this epic saga based on ancient events, chronicling the birth of a vagabond slave-army led by an ex-gladiator named Spartacus (Kirk Douglas) that threatens the sovereignty of all-mighty Rome. This film has everything, including a wonderfully funny (and Oscar-winning) performance from Peter Ustinov as the cowardly owner of a gladiator school. Laurence Olivier, Charles Laughton, Jean Simmons and Tony Curtis co-star.
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