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|Also Known As:||Dean C Jones,Dean Carroll Jones||Died:|
|Born:||January 25, 1931||Cause of Death:|
|Birth Place:||Decatur, Alabama, USA||Profession:||Cast ... actor singer dishwasher timber cutter coal loader cotton picker|
Boyish-looking, squeaky-clean leading man of the 1960s and 70s who began his career as a blues singer before making his film debut in 1956. Jones gained prominence for his starring roles in a succession of Disney family comedies in the 1960s, most notably "That Darn Cat!" (1965), "The Love Bug" (1968), "Million Dollar Duck" (1971), "The Shaggy D.A." (1976) and "Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo" (1977).
Jones also starred briefly on Broadway in Stephen Sondheim's sophisticated dissection of modern marriage, "Company" (1970) and received praise for the innocent, dopey quality he brought to the role of the bachelor Bobby. After a hiatus from major roles in the 1980s, Jones was featured as a pragmatic business manager whose company is about to be taken over by a liquidator in "Other People's Money" (1991). Jones married second wife, actress-turned-screenwriter, Lory Basham in 1973.
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