Carolyn Jones

Born Apr 28, 1930

Carolyn Sue Jones was an American actress. Jones began her film career in the early 1950s, and by the end of the decade had achieved recognition with a nomination for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for The Bachelor Party (1957) and a Golden Globe Award as one of the most promising actresses of 1959. Her film career continued for another 20 years.… Read More

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1930 Birth Born on April 28, 1930.
1934 4 Years Old Jones was born in Amarillo, Texas, the daughter of Cloe Jeanette Southern, a housewife, and Julius Alfred Jones, a barber. In 1934, her father abandoned the family and her mother moved with her two children to her parents' home in Amarillo.
1935 5 Years Old In 1935, Carolyn, her younger sister Bette, her mother, and her grandparents were living in Des Moines, Iowa, but by 1940, they were back in Amarillo. … Read More


1952 22 Years Old 1 More Event
After being spotted by a talent scout at the Playhouse, Jones secured a contract with Paramount Pictures and made her first film, The Turning Point, in 1952.
In 1953, she married aspiring film-maker Aaron Spelling. … Read More
1955 25 Years Old In 1955, Jones appeared on the CBS anthology series Alfred Hitchcock Presents in the episode "The Cheney Vase" as a secretary assisting her scheming boyfriend Darren McGavin in attempting an art theft, and opposite Ruta Lee.
1956 26 Years Old In 1956, Jones appeared in Invasion of the Body Snatchers and in Alfred Hitchcock's remake of The Man Who Knew Too Much.
1957 27 Years Old In 1957, she had the lead in the episode "The Girl in the Grass" on CBS's Schlitz Playhouse, with once again Ray Milland and Nora Marlowe. … Read More
1958 28 Years Old In 1958, she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for The Bachelor Party, and she also shared a Golden Globe Award for "Most Promising Newcomer" with Sandra Dee and Diane Varsi, and appeared with Elvis Presley in King Creole.
1959 29 Years Old In 1959, she played opposite Frank Sinatra in Frank Capra's A Hole in the Head, Dean Martin in Career, and Anthony Quinn and Kirk Douglas in Last Train from Gun Hill.


1960 - 1962 2 More Events
1963 33 Years Old In the epic 1963 Western, How The West Was Won, she had a coveted role in a star-overflowing cast, of Sheriff Jeb Rawlings' (George Peppard) wife. … Read More
1966 36 Years Old Her acting career declined after The Addams Family ended in 1966.
1968 38 Years Old Her third marriage, in 1968, was to Tony Award-winning Broadway musical director, vocal arranger and co-producer Herbert Greene (who was her vocal coach); she left him in 1977.


1981 51 Years Old Jones was diagnosed with colon cancer in March 1981. … Read More
1982 52 Years Old 1 More Event
After a period of apparent remission, the cancer returned in 1982, and in July 1983, she fell into a coma at her home in West Hollywood, California.
1983 53 Years Old She died there on August 3, 1983, with her husband at her side. … Read More
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