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Dean Jones


Born - 25 January 1931, Decatur, Alabama, USA
Died - 1 September 2015

Young-looking American comedy star with light-brown hair, wry smile and distinctive Alabama drawl, largely playing bright young guys for whom fortune rarely smiled until the happy ending. He worked for the Disney studio from 1965 and became a key contributor to some of their biggest hits. In 1978, he became a born-again Christian and largely left show business to work for the Charismatic Worship movement. Initially a singer, he moved into acting in his mid twenties: Gaby (1956), The Rack (1956), Somebody Up There Likes Me (1956), Jailhouse Rock (1957), Handle With Care (1958), Never So Few (1959), Under the Yum Yum Tree (1963), That Darn Cat! (1965), Any Wednesday (1966), Blackbeard's Ghost (1967), The Love Bug (1969), Million Dollar Duck (1971), Snowball Express (1972), The Shaggy D.A. (1976), Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo (1977) and Born Again (1978). He returned to films after a 13-year break: Other People's Money (1991), Beethoven (1992), Clear and Present Danger (1994), a remake of That Darn Cat (1997) and Mandie and the Secret Tunnel (2008), his last. Actress Lory Patrick, the second of his two wives, survives the actor, who died from Parkinson's Disease complications.