Dean Jones Dies At 84

Posted: Sep 3 2015, 12:45pm CDT | by , Updated: Sep 3 2015, 6:12pm CDT, in News | Latest Celebrity News


Dean Jones Dies at 84
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  • Disney Studios Actor Dean Jones Passes Away at 84 Years of Age

The handsome actor Dean Jones used to entertain people from the vantage point of Disney Studios. He passed away recently at the ripe age of 84 years.

He used to act in his usual character niche in classic Disney family films. Among the comical movies, he played roles in many including “That Darn Cat!,” “The Love Bug” and “The Shaggy D.A.”

Dean Jones was a lovable huggable character that entertained the crowds of America and he died recently at the age of 84. Dean even had a small part in Sondheim’s “Company” which played on Broadway. 

He was suffering from Parkinson’s Disease, according to THR. LA was the venue where he breathed his last. He was a rich man. His movie earnings got to be as much as $960 million at one point in his life. In the mid 90s, his name was added to the Hall of Fame inductees.

Dean played leading characters and had a bit of a laughter-inducing effect on the audiences that saw him on screen. The Million Dollar Duck, Snowball Express and Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo are some of the famous movies he appeared in. 

The movie Beethoven was another one of his classic films, back in 1992. In That Darn Cat, Dean plays a clever Siamese cat that nabs the bad guys and proves once and for all that crime does not pay.

In The Love Bug, he is portrayed as a failure race car driver who buys a VW and ends up being a winner. The Shaggy D.A. actually has Dean transforming himself into a canine. Hilarious fun ensues. Most of his films were A-1 material and the audiences could not get enough of him. 

Dean was a fervent patriot who served in the navy during the Korean War. He began his career as a radio jockey and later on progressed to television and the razzmatazz of the silver screen.

Fit, fabulous and fun to be around, Dean was the gentleman actor to the hilt. He played stock characters opposite both Paul Newman and Elvis Presley.

The versatile actor even got a chance to be with the legendary Jane Fonda in There Was A Little Girl in 1960. On TV he was often up to his usual tricks. The role of prankster suited him well. His wife, children and many grandchildren survive him.

Dean wouldn’t hurt a fly and was the friendliest and nicest of human beings to have walked this earth. He will always be remembered in the kindest of words by his friends and family. 

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