Jean was an international tennis player and ranked in the world top ten in 1947 and 1948. (1940 – Photo Courtesy of National Archives Britain)
Jean can be seen in this vintage 1946 film of the Tennis Championships starting at 00:43 courtesy of British Pathé.
She died at the age of 42 in 1965, after an overdose of barbiturates. The news article states there were hand written notes found which would indicate an apparent suicide but the news article does not state the cause of death exactly.
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By Hope Thompson