Jean Simmons, more information
07 February, 2020
Jean Simmons (1929-2010)
• I WAS interested in the letter from Walter Roberts (January 31) about commemorating the actress Jean Simmons and warmly support his suggestion.
There is no doubt about her place of birth. She was born, as the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography tells us, on January 31 1929 at 42 Hillmarton Road, Lower Holloway.
Her parents lived there until 1931 before moving in 1932 (as the electoral registers indicate) to 120 Cheviot Gardens, Hendon, where they were when the 1939 register was taken and from whence her father Charles Simmons, the gymnast, died in hospital in 1945.
ANTHONY CAMP, MBE FSG