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Disney star Dean Jones dies at 84
02 Sep 2015 22:10
Dean Jones, the US actor who starred in light-hearted Disney romps such as That Darn Cat! and The Shaggy DA, has died aged 84.
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The Hollywood Reporter says that Jones died on Tuesday, September 1 in LA of complications from Parkinson’s disease.
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Jones, who also starred in The Love Bug, the first of a series of movies about a feisty Volkswagen with a mind of its own, had a hugely successful career and grosses from his films exceeded $960 million.
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He also appeared in the Disney films The Million Dollar Duck, Snowball Express and Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo and later, in another family movie, Beethoven.
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Jones made his Broadway debut in There Was A Little Girl with Jane Fonda in 1960 and his film debut in Somebody Up There Likes Me. He also starred in Jailhouse Rock with Elvis Presley.
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