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Jim Jones (IV) (1931–1978)

Jim Jones was born during the Great Depression, the only son of James Thurmond Jones and Lynette Jones (neé Putnam). His father was an alcoholic Klansman and he claimed his mother was part Cherokee Indian. He spent most of his formative years in conservative rural Indiana. His father struggled to earn a living as a mystic fortune teller. His ... See full bio »


(age 47) in Jonestown, Guyana

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 2013 America's Book of Secrets (TV Series)
- Deadly Cults (2013) ... Himself
 2012 Maladies
Himself (uncredited)
 2008 Witness to Jonestown (TV Movie documentary)
 2002 Caught on Film (TV Mini-Series)
Himself (Episode: JFK Assassination / Kent State / Jonestown / ...
 2000 American Justice Set (Video documentary)
 2000 Biography (TV Series documentary)
- Jim Jones: Journey Into Madness (2000) ... Himself
 1997 Waco: The Rules of Engagement (Documentary)
Himself - in Jonestown (uncredited)
 1997 The Manson Family
Himself (uncredited)
 1995 The Many Faces of Death, Part 6 (Video documentary)
 1987 True Gore (Video documentary)
 1983 Bilder, die die Welt bewegten - Peter von Zahn berichtet (TV Series documentary)
- Zyankali für die Gläubigen (1983) ... Himself
 1982 First Transmission (Video documentary)
Himself (segment "Thank You Dad")
 1981 The Killing of America (Documentary)
Himself (as Reverend Jim Jones)

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1 Biographical Movie | 2 Portrayals | 1 Article | See more »

Alternate Names:

Rev. Jim Jones | Reverend Jim Jones

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Personal Quote:

[his last words from his death tape] We didn't commit suicide; we committed an act of revolutionary suicide protesting the conditions of an inhumane world.


The long-empty building (on the corner of Geary and Steiner in San Francisco) where the People's Temple held their services was badly damaged during the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake. It was eventually torn down. A post office now stands in its place. See more »


Always wore sunglasses, outdoors or indoors, day or night

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