(CBS SF/AP) – A Disney star of the 1960s, Dean Jones, has died of Parkinson’s Disease at age 84.
His boyish good looks and all-American manner made him Disney’s favorite young actor for such lighthearted films as “The Shaggy D.A,” “That Darn Cat!” and “The Love Bug” which featured Lombard Street in San Francisco.
He died on Tuesday, September 1st in Los Angeles, publicist Richard Hoffman announced on 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.
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