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Ike Jones


Born - 23 December 1929, Santa Monica, California, USA
Died - 5 October 2014

Black American actor, producer, writer and assistant director whose marriage to actress Inger Stevens in 1961 was kept secret until her suicide in 1970 for fear an interracial union would harm her career. As an actor, he was busy in the 1950s, albeit mainly in small roles: The Kid from Left Field (1952), The Joe Louis Story (1953), Prisoner of War (1954), About Mrs Leslie (1954), Blackboard Jungle (1955), Tarzan's Hidden Jungle (1955), Something of Value (1957), Night of the Quarter Moon (1959) and This Rebel Breed (1960). He never remarried and died from congestive heart failure following a stroke.