09-03-2015, 07:58 AM #1
Dean Jones, star of Disney's "The Love Bug", dead at 84
Dean Jones, boyish Disney star, dies at 84
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dean Jones, whose boyish good looks and all-American manner made him Disney's favorite young actor for such lighthearted films as "That Darn Cat!" and "The Love Bug," has died of Parkinson's disease. He was 84.
He died Monday in Los Angeles, Jones' publicist Richard Hoffman said Wednesday.
Jones' long association with The Walt Disney Co. began after he received an unexpected call from Walt Disney himself, who praised his work on the TV show "Ensign O'Toole," noting it had "some good closing sequences." Jones, himself a former Navy man, played the title role in the 1962 sitcom...
09-03-2015, 04:43 PM #2Registered User
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Awww... Dean Jones was one of my favorite actors while we were growing up. Especially "That Darn Cat" !
And according to those who knew him in real life -- he was a nice person who took time to speak with his fans.
This makes me feel very old, too. Where have the years gone ?
Rest in peace, Mr. Jones. Thank you for sharing your talent with us ! My condolences to your loved ones.
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