Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Dean Jones

“I could remember a half-dozen incidents in which I'd come much closer to death, but I could never recall any past moronic stunt that filled me so completely with disgust.” 
Dean Carroll Jones
January 25, 1931 – September 1, 2015
Dean Jones was best known for his light-hearted leading roles in several Walt Disney movies between 1965 and 1977, most notably The Love Bug. Jones also originated the role of Bobby in Stephen Sondheim's Company.

Jones subsequently starred in the NBC television sitcom Ensign O'Toole from 1962–1963, produced by Four Star Television, portraying an easy-going and inexperienced officer on a [U.S. Navy destroyer. His co-stars included Jack MullaneyJack AlbertsonJay C. FlippenHarvey Lembeck, and Beau Bridges

Jones' signature Disney role would be as race car driver Jim Douglas in the highly successful The Love Bug series. He appeared in two feature films (The Love Bug andHerbie Goes to Monte Carlo), as well as the short-lived Herbie, the Love Bug television series produced in 1982 and the made-for-TV 
movie The Love Bug in 1997.

Dean Jones died yesterday at the age of 84, of Parkinson's disease.

Good Night Mr. Jones

Stay Tuned

Tony Figueroa
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