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Sad news to report today. Dean Jones, Disney icon and star of such family films as The Love Bug and That Darn Cat, has passed away at the age of 84. Star of both the stage and screen, the actor died Tuesday in Los Angeles from Parkinson's disease. He is survived by his wife, Lory Basham Jones, three children, eight grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
Throughout his expansive career, Dean Jones maintain boyish good looks that made him an All-American favorite. He has long been associated with the Walt Disney Company, appearing in many of their live-action family movies. His tenure with the studio began with a call from Walt Disney himself, who praised his work on the 1962 TV show Ensign O'Toole. The actor played the title role on the show, after having served in the Navy. Walt Disney seemed most fascinated by the end of each episode, and Dean Jones only »
Dean Jones: Actor in Disney movies. Dean Jones dead at 84: Actor in Disney movies 'The Love Bug,' 'That Darn Cat!' Dean Jones, best known for playing befuddled heroes in 1960s Walt Disney movies such as That Darn Cat! and The Love Bug, died of complications from Parkinson's disease on Tue., Sept. 1, '15, in Los Angeles. Jones (born on Jan. 25, 1931, in Decatur, Alabama) was 84. Dean Jones movies Dean Jones began his Hollywood career in the mid-'50s, when he was featured in bit parts – at times uncredited – in a handful of films at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer In 2009 interview for Christianity Today, Jones recalled playing his first scene (in These Wilder Years) with veteran James Cagney, who told him “Walk to your mark and remember your lines” – supposedly a lesson he would take to heart. At MGM, bit player Jones would also be featured in Robert Wise's »
- Andre Soares
In addition to his appearances in films like “Under the Yum-Yum Tree,” “The Shaggy D.A.,” “The Million Dollar Duck,” “Snowball Express,” “Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo” and “Beethoven,” Jones also had roles in five Broadway shows and appeared in numerous television series and specials. Overall, he appeared in 46 films over the course of his career.
Jones was born in Decatur, Ala., and served in the Navy during the Korean War. He attended Asbury University in Kentucky, which awarded him with an honorary degree in 2002.
- Alex Stedman
If ever you want to give your head a bit of work to do after watching a family movie, give the beautifully insane Spongebob Squarepants: Sponge Out Of Water a watch. A big box office hit earlier this year, and now arriving on DVD and Blu-ray in the UK, it's got a plot that defies anyone to sit and explain it succinctly. So we decided to go straight to the heart of things and ask Spongebob himself, the mighty Tom Kenny. Here's how we got on...
I have a confession, and I should start with that. I broke my Spongebob duck this year. I took my kids to see Sponge Out Of Water, having no idea what to expect. I really, really liked the film, »
Chicago – While the new year is still fresh, the Women in Film Chicago (Wifc) will have their Kick-Off Party on February 12, 2015. The networking event will take place at the Sarofsky Corporation in the Fulton Market District in Chicago – which is run by the 2014 Wifc Focus Award Honoree, Erin Sarofsky. Filmmaker Anna Jung is the Creative Director for the Wifc, and spoke to HollywoodChicago.com about the event.
Anna Jung is a commercial director and filmmaker who owns silentRebel, a boutique production company. She began her career in advertising, and has written and directed content for McDonald’s, Dell, Frito-Lay and Toyota. She is also a notable short filmmaker, with an award-winning 2011 documentary, “Off Into Space.”
Members of Women in Film Chicago Pose at the 2014 Focus Awards last November
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Can you believe The King would have been 80-years-old today?! Elvis Presley's family celebrated the late singer's 80th birthday in Memphis on Thursday. Elvis' ex-wife Priscilla Presley, their daughter Lisa Marie Presley and Lisa's children Riley and Benjamin Keough, and her six-year-old twins Harper and Finley Lockwood attended the celebrations, all while braving freezing temperatures. The entire family celebrated "Elvis Presley Day" in Memphis at the Rock 'n' Roll legend's Graceland mansion -- where Elvis lived before his death -- and cut a cake in his honor. Graceland shared a picture of the events via Instagram as well, which shows Lisa speaking to fans during the ceremony. "Lisa: Love you all," the account captioned the candid snap. Fans were even given some cake at a diner across the street from the Graceland mansion, which has now become a tribute to the "Jailhouse Rock" singer's life and achievements. Elvis and »
- tooFab Staff
Happy Birthday, Elvis! The King was celebrated by his ex-wife Priscilla Presley and their daughter Lisa Marie Presley on Thursday, Jan. 8, what would have been his 80th birthday. Priscilla, 69, and Lisa Marie, 46, along with Lisa Marie’s four children Ben and Riley Keough and 6-year-old twins Harper and Finley Lockwood, gathered at Elvis’ famed estate Graceland in Memphis, Tenn., to celebrate the late legend. The “Jailhouse Rock” singer’s ex was in good spirits as she cut into a giant eight-tier cake in honor of her ex-husband, [...] »
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