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Claude Earl Jones


Born - 29 April 1933, Tulsa, Oklahoma., USA
Died - 25 November 2019

Big, portly, full-faced American character actor and sometime writer and drama instructor. His favourite play was Inherit the Wind and he directed it, as well as playing the star role of Henry Drummond, on several occasions. TV came along from 1963, films a few years later, where he was often to be found as redneck sheriffs or other ebullient peace officers: She Freak (1967), The Doberman Gang (1972), Thunder and Lightning (1977), I Wanna Hold Your Hand (1978), Used Cars (1980), Impulse (1984), No Man's Land (1987), Miracle Mile (1988), Bride of Re-Animator (1989), Love, Cheat & Steal (1993) and Sparkle and Charm (1997), his last before his retirement from acting. He died from dementia complications, with Nancy, his wife of 47 years, surviving him.