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Thursday, 3 September 2015

Legendary Disney Actor Dean Jones Dies At 84

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Dean Jones, the actor who helmed a wealth of classic Disney movies from ‘The Love Bug’ , ‘Herbie Goes To Monte Carlo’ and 'That Darn Cat!’, has died aged 84.


He had been suffering from Parkinson’s disease.


Jones, also starred in 46 films over a prolific acting career, including titles like 'Jailhouse Rock’, with Elvis Presley, 'Under The Yum-Yum Tree’ with Jack Lemmon, 'Beethoven’, 'Blackbeard’s Ghost’, and 'Clear And Present Danger’.

It was after serving in the Navy during the Korean War that he took to acting, working at a local theatre in Buena Park, California.


He made his debut on Broadway in 1960 alongside Jane Fonda in the play 'There Was A Little Girl’, later appearing in Stephen Sondheim’s 'Company’.

After inking a deal with MGM, he then embarked on a movie career in 1956, and would go on to star with Frank Sinatra in 'Never So Few’, Fonda once again in 'Any Wednesday’, and Gregory Peck and Danny DeVito in 'Other People’s Money’.


He also played the evil vet Dr. Herman Varnick in 'Beethoven’ in 1992.


Jones was inducted into the Disney Hall of Fame in 1995.

He is survived by his three children and wife, former actress Lory Patrick.

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