Oscar-winning actress Jones dies

A five-time Academy Award nominee, Jones won gold as Best Actress in a Leading Role in 1943, for her portrayal of a saintly nun in The Song of Bernadette.

She passed away on Thursday (17Dec09) at her Malibu, California home.

Jones was one of Hollywood’s biggest stars in the 1940s and 1950s, and appeared in other films including 1948 western Duel in the Sun, 1955 drama Love is a Many-Splendored Thing and war movie The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit, in 1956.

In her later years, she was deeply involved in overseeing California’s Norton Simon Museum, as the widow of its founder, millionaire industrialist Norton Simon.

Jones is survived by a son, Robert Walker.