Jones, Jennifer (1919 – 2009)
Five – time Academy Award nominee. Won Best Actress for her performance in “The Song of Bernadette” (1943). Typewritten Note Signed, 1971, on foldover notecard. Simply signed “Jennifer.” To a film critic – journalist “Arnold”. Reads: “Thank you for the rave reviews and that extra – ordinary letter of recommendation to Norton Simon. Every little bit helps. A few more notes like yours and he may decide to keep me permanently. All my love and affection to you and your darling mother and Milton…Jennifer.” Two months before this note was written, Jones married Norton Simon, the multi – millionaire philanthropist art collector and corporate raider who had most famously made Hunt Foods into a major packaged – goods company.