Dean Jones Memorial Service Set for Saturday

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Dean Jones

The 'Love Bug' star and Disney Legend died Sept. 1.

A memorial service for actor Dean Jones, who starred in such classic Disney family comedies as That Darn Cat!, The Love Bug and The Shaggy D.A., will be held Saturday in Van Nuys.

Jones died Sept. 1 of complications from Parkinson’s disease in Los Angeles. He was 84.

The memorial will take place at 10:45 a.m. at The Church on the Way at 14300 Sherman Way.

Jones, who was inducted into the Disney Legends Hall of Fame in 1995, originated the role of Bobby in Harold Prince and Stephen Sondheim’s Broadway hit Company in 1970.

He was signed by MGM and made his film debut opposite Paul Newman in the boxing film Somebody Up There Likes Me (1956), and a role in Jailhouse Rock (1957) with Elvis Presley soon followed.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to Christian Rescue Fund c/o Jubilee Campaign USA, 9689-C Main St., Fairfax, VA 22150. 

 

 

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