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||January 25, 1931
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||Decatur, Alabama, USA
RATE AND COMMENT
Landed his own local radio show "Dean Jones Sings" while still a student of Riverside High School in Decatur AL
Hired to sing in a melodrama produced at Knott's Berry Farm amusement park, Los Angeles where composer Vernon Duke heard him and introduced him to composer Frank Loesser who brought Jones to MGM where he was signed as a singer
Film debut in "Gaby" (uncredited), "Ten Thousand Bedrooms", "These Wilder Years" and "Tea and Sympathy"
Broadway debut opposite Jane Fonda in the short-lived (ran three-weeks) play, "There Was a Little Girl"
Appeared on Broadway in "Under the Yum Yum Tree"
Starred with Suzanne Pleshette in "The Ugly Dachshund"
Hosted TV series, "What's It All About, World"
Starred on TV series "The Chicago Teddy Bears"
Starred in final Disney film, "Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo"
Portrayed Charles Colson in film "Born Again"
Played Jim Douglas on short-lived TV series "Herbie, the Love Bug"
Starred in a short-lived (ran five performances) Broadway musical, "Into the Light" about the Shroud of Turin
Made feature film comeback in "Other People's Money"
Made final film appearance in "Mandie and the Secret Tunnel"