Farewell, Jean Simmons And Palmer Cortlandt

January 23, 2010 / Posted by:

Yesterday in Los Angeles, two legends joined Casper on the commuter bus in Heaven. Both Jean Simmons (no relation to The Tongue) and James Mitchell passed away.

Hollywood star Jean Simmons died at her home in Santa Monica, CA from lung cancer at the age of 80. Jean was nominated for Oscars for her roles in Hamlet and The Happy Ending. Jean also starred in Desiree, Guys and Dolls, Dark Shadows and Spartacus. And in the magical time known as the 1980s, Jean played Patrick Swayze’s mommy in the North and South mini-series.

Jean is survived by her two daughters and one grandkid.

James Mitchell, who played the legendary Palmer Cortlandt on All My Children for a million years, died in Los Angeles at the age of 89. ABC said James died of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and complications from pneumonia.

James started his career by thrusting it on Broadway in such musicals as Carousel and Oklahoma. In 1979, James began his role as Palmer, Opal’s true love and Adam’s arch rival, on AMC. James’ last appearance on the soap was on January 5, 2010.

James is survived by his partner Albert Wolsky.

Rest in peace, James and Jean. Hopefully, you joined hands and jazz walked up to heaven together.

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