Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Dean Jones, 1931-2015

Dean Jones (r.) in a scene from That Darn Cat! (1965)

Dean Jones, who is probably best remembered for his appearances in a whole bunch of Disney live-action movies in the 1960s and 1970s, has died at the age of 84. The first of those Disney movies was That Darn Cat! in 1965, but perhaps the most famous were The Love Bug and its sequel, Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo.

Jones' career started out before working at Disney, however. Jones had first come to Hollywood about ten years earlier and made his film debut in an uncredited role in Somebody Up There Likes Me. More film work, along with some TV and some stage work followed. I think the only one of Jones' movies I've recommended -- at least, the only one I've mentioned him in -- would be Handle With Care, with Jones as a college student trying to dig up the dirt on the college town's past.

Jones is survived by his wife of 42 years.

1 comment:

l0b0t said...

Thanks for the news Ted. Jones was a childhood favorite and he will be missed.