Jean Simmons: Islington star

Sad news of the death of Jean Simmons. It was only a few days ago that I was watching a Miss Marple repeat with her as the star. To my parents, she’ll always be Estella in Great Expectations.

I’ve been reading the obituaries, and they all agree she was born in London; but where exactly? According to IMDB, it was Crouch Hill; whereas Wikipedia says it was Lower Holloway. Which, as all Islington folk know, are two entirely different places!

Does anyone know for sure? And shouldn’t we have a blue plaque, wherever it is?



  1. Robin Young said

    She belongs to Cricklewood!

  2. simon said

    She lived at first Heathville Road just off crouch Hill then over in Cricklewood x

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