(CNN) — Dean Jones, a go-to Disney actor whose films enclosed “The Love Bug,” “The Million Dollar Duck,” “That Darn Cat!” and “The Shaggy D.A.,” died Tuesday (September 2 PHT), according to his publicist. Jones was 84.
The means of genocide was Parkinson’s disease, according to publicist Richard Hoffman.
Jones done his film entrance in 1956’s “Somebody Up There Likes Me,” that starred Paul Newman as fighter Rocky Graziano. The subsequent year he seemed in a Elvis Presley film “Jailhouse Rock.”
He also starred on Broadway in such works as “There Was a Little Girl,” with Jane Fonda, and a strike “Under a Yum-Yum Tree,” also starring in a 1963 Jack Lemmon film.
Jones originated a opening of Bobby in a 1970 prolongation of Stephen Sondheim’s “Company.”
But he had his biggest success as a Disney player, customarily personification warm fathers or faraway heading men.
His Disney entrance was in 1965’s “That Darn Cat!”, in that he played an FBI representative who solves a abduction with a assistance of a pretension impression (and Hayley Mills, another Disney regular). He followed it adult with such films as “Monkeys, Go Home!” (1967), “The Horse in a Gray Flannel Suit” (1968) and a intensely renouned “The Love Bug” (1969), about a Volkswagen with a mind of a own.
The latter spawned 4 sequels.
After a series of other film and TV roles, Jones returned to a theatre in a 1980s, particularly starring in a one-man uncover “St. John in Exile,” about a apostle.
Jones was innate in Decatur, Alabama, in 1931. He served in a Navy during a Korean War. Later in life, a actor — who had turn a righteous Christian after a inebriated pushing collision roughly killed him — founded Christian Rescue Committee, now famous as Christian Rescue Fund. The classification works to “rescue persecuted Christians and Jews,” according to a website.
Jones is survived by his mother of 42 years, Lory Basham Jones, 3 children, 8 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.
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