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Jones in The Lady Says No (1952)
Henry Burk Jones
August 1, 1912
New Jersey, U.S.
|Died||May 17, 1999 86) (aged|
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Yvonne Bergere (1942; her death)|
Judy Briggs (1946-61; divorce; 2 children)
Henry Burk Jones (August 1, 1912 – May 17, 1999) was an American actor of stage, film and television.
Jones was born in New Jersey,and was raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was the son of Helen (née Burk) and John Francis Xavier Jones. He was the grandson of Pennsylvania Representative Henry Burk, a German immigrant. Jones attended the Jesuit Saint Joseph's Preparatory School.
Henry Burk was a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania and Philadelphia businessman.
The Society of Jesus is a religious order of the Catholic Church headquartered in Rome. It was founded by Ignatius of Loyola with the approval of Pope Paul III in 1540. The members are called Jesuits. The society is engaged in evangelization and apostolic ministry in 112 nations. Jesuits work in education, research, and cultural pursuits. Jesuits also give retreats, minister in hospitals and parishes, sponsor direct social ministries, and promote ecumenical dialogue.
Jones is remembered for his role as handyman Leroy Jessup in the movie The Bad Seed (1956), a role he originated on Broadway. Other theater credits included My Sister Eileen , Hamlet , The Time of Your Life , They Knew What They Wanted , The Solid Gold Cadillac , and Sunrise at Campobello , for which he won the Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play, and the Outer Critics Circle Award for Performance in a Drama.His last Broadway role was in Advise and Consent in 1960-1961.
The Bad Seed is a 1956 American psychological horror-thriller film with elements of melodrama and film noir, directed by Mervyn LeRoy and starring Nancy Kelly, Patty McCormack, Henry Jones, and Eileen Heckart.
My Sister Eileen is an American comedy stage production, written by Joseph A. Fields and Jerome Chodorov, based on autobiographical short stories by Ruth McKenney. The stories were originally published in The New Yorker and then collected and published as the book My Sister Eileen (1938).
The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, often shortened to Hamlet, is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare sometime between 1599 and 1602. Set in Denmark, the play depicts Prince Hamlet and his revenge against his uncle, Claudius, who has murdered Hamlet's father in order to seize his throne and marry Hamlet's mother.
Jones appeared in more than 180 films and television shows. His screen credits included The Girl Can't Help It , 3:10 to Yuma , Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? , Vertigo , Cash McCall , The Bramble Bush , Rascal , Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid , Dirty Dingus Magee , Support Your Local Gunfighter , 9 to 5 and Arachnophobia .
The Girl Can't Help It is a 1956 musical comedy starring Jayne Mansfield in the titular role, Tom Ewell, Edmond O'Brien, Henry Jones, and Julie London. The picture was produced and directed by Frank Tashlin, with a screenplay adapted by Tashlin and Herbert Baker from an uncredited 1955 novel, Do Re Mi by Garson Kanin. Filmed in DeLuxe Color, the production was originally intended as a vehicle for the American sex symbol Jayne Mansfield, with a satirical subplot involving teenagers and rock 'n' roll music. The unintended result has been called the "most potent" celebration of rock music ever captured on film.
3:10 to Yuma is a 1957 American Western film directed by Delmer Daves and starring Glenn Ford and Van Heflin. The film was based on a 1953 short story by Elmore Leonard. The film is about a drought-impoverished rancher who takes on the risky job of taking a notorious outlaw to justice. In 2012, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".
On television, Jones' best-remembered role was as the title character's father-in-law in the 1970s sitcom Phyllis .
Phyllis is an American sitcom that aired on CBS from September 8, 1975, to March 13, 1977. Created by Ed. Weinberger and Stan Daniels, it was the second spin-off of The Mary Tyler Moore Show. The show starred Cloris Leachman as Phyllis Lindstrom, who was previously Mary Richards' neighbor and college friend on The Mary Tyler Moore Show.
Jones portrayed Jed McCoy on a 1961 episode of the sitcom The Real McCoys , starring Walter Brennan, with fellow guest stars Pat Buttram and Jane Darwell as Cousin Carl and Grandma McCoy, respectively. In the story line, the California McCoys return to West Virginia for Grandmother McCoy's 100th birthday.
The Real McCoys is an American situation comedy co-produced by Danny Thomas's Marterto Productions in association with Walter Brennan and Irving Pincus's Westgate Company. The series was broadcast for six seasons, five by the ABC-TV network from 1957–1962 and a final year, 1962–63 by CBS. Set in the San Fernando Valley of California, the series was filmed in Hollywood at Desilu studios.
Walter Andrew Brennan was an American actor. He won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1936, 1938, and 1940, making him one of only three male actors to win three Academy Awards.
Maxwell Emmett Buttram, professionally known as Pat Buttram, was an American character actor, known for playing the sidekick of Gene Autry and for playing the character of Mr. Haney in the television series Green Acres. He had a distinctive voice that, in his own words, "never quite made it through puberty".
He had a regular role on the drama Channing , with Jason Evers.
Channing is an hour-long American drama series that aired at 10:00 p.m. on ABC from September 18, 1963 to April 8, 1964. The series depicted life at fictitious Channing College, with Jason Evers in the lead role of Professor Joseph Howe, and Henry Jones as Fred Baker, the dean of the institution.
Jason Evers was an American actor. He was the star of his own TV series. He portrayed a college professor in the 1963 ABC Television drama Channing.
Jones also appeared on Appointment with Adventure , Alfred Hitchcock Presents , The Eleventh Hour , Bewitched , Night Gallery , Emergency!, The Mod Squad, Daniel Boone , Gunsmoke, The Twilight Zone , Thriller , Adam-12 , The Doris Day Show , Father Knows Best , The Dukes of Hazzard , Flo , Magnum, P.I. , The Untouchables , MacGyver , Mr. Belvedere , The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show and The Mary Tyler Moore Show.
He played Dr. Smith's cousin in a 1966 episode of Lost in Space , "Curse of Cousin Smith", and with R.J. Hoferkamp in the 1968 made-for-television movie Something for a Lonely Man . In 1967, he guest-starred in the episode "A Time to Die" of the Sci-Fi TV show Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea . Starting in 1974, he guest-starred three times on The Six Million Dollar Man as Dr. Jeffrey/Chester Dolenz. This character was a brilliant scientist who built lifelike robots, but although every plot was foiled, he still managed to escape to fight another day.
In 1978, he appeared in the Barney Miller episode "The Prisoner".
In the mid-1980s, Jones appeared at local dining theatre productions, including Winnipeg's Stage West.
Jones died in Los Angeles, California at age 86 from complications from injuries suffered in a fall at his home in Santa Monica, California.
His daughter is actress Jocelyn Jones.
Jones was a Republican and supported the campaign of Dwight Eisenhower in the 1952 presidential election.
|1943||This Is the Army||Mr. Brown/World War One Bugle Audition Observer|
|1949||Strawhat Cinderella||Stage Director||Short film directed and written by Justin Herman, uncredited|
|1950||Cowboy Crazy||Papa in His Study||Short film directed by and written by Justin Herman|
|1951||The Lady Says No||Potsy||Comedy film directed by Frank Ross|
|1953||Society Man||Narrator||Short film directed and produced by Justin Herman|
Drama film directed by Gregory Ratoff , uncredited
|1956||The Bad Seed||Leroy Jessup||Thriller film directed by Mervyn LeRoy|
|The Girl He Left Behind||Hanson|
|The Girl Can't Help It||Mousie|
|1957||Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?||Henry Rufus||Satirical comedy film directed by Frank Tashlin|
|3:10 To Yuma||Alex Potter||Western film directed by Delmer Daves|
|1958||Vertigo||Coroner||Drama film directed by Alfred Hitchcock|
|1960||Cash McCall||Gilmore Clark||Romantic drama film directed by Joseph Pevney|
|The Bramble Bush||Parker Welk|
|1961||Angel Baby||Ben Hays|
|1965||Never Too Late||Dr. James Kimbrough||Comedy film directed by Bud Yorkin|
|1967||The Champagne Murders||Mr. Clarke|
|1968||Stay Away, Joe||Hy Slager||Western-comedy film directed by Peter Tewksbury|
|Project X||Dr. Crowther|
|1969||Support Your Local Sheriff!||Henry Jackson|
|Angel in My Pocket||Mayor Will Sinclair||Comedy film feature directed by Alan Rafkin|
|Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid||Bike Salesman||Western film directed by George Roy Hill|
|1970||The Cockeyed Cowboys of Calico County||Hanson|
|Rabbit, Run||Mr. Angstrom|
|Dirty Dingus Magee||Rev. Green|
|1971||Support Your Local Gunfighter||Ez||Comedy-western film directed by Burt Kennedy|
|1972||Napoleon and Samantha||Mr. Gutteridge|
|Pete 'n' Tillie||Mr. Tucker|
|1973||Tom Sawyer||Mr. Dobbins||Musical film directed by Don Taylor|
|1980||Nine to Five||Hinkle||Comedy film directed by Colin Higgins|
|1982||Deathtrap||Porter Milgrim||Drama film directed by Sidney Lumet|
|1989||Nowhere to Run||Judge Culbert|
|1990||Enid Is Sleeping||Old Man|
|Dick Tracy||Night Clerk||Action comic film directed by Warren Beatty|
|Arachnophobia||Dr. Sam Metcalf||Thriller film directed by Frank Marshall|
|The Grifters||Mr. Simms||Neo-noir film directed by Stephen Frears|
|1994||Breathing Lessons||Sam||TV movie|
|1949||Hands of Murder||Guest||Episode: "A Room Full of Water" (S 1:Ep 12)|
|1950||Studio One||Guest||Episode: "The Dusty Godmother: (S 2:Ep 27)|
|The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show||Charles Jones||Episode: "The Kleebob Card Game" (S 1:Ep 1)|
|Danger||Guest||Episode: "Another Man's Poison" (s 1:Ep 11)|
|The Ford Theatre Hour||Guest||Episode: "Father Malachy's Miracle" (S 2:Ep 16)|
|Actors Studio||Guest||Episode: "The Timid Guy" (S 2:Ep 18)|
|Danger||Guest||Episode: "Surprise for the Boys" (S 1:Ep 14)|
|1951||Danger||Guest||Episode: "Footfalls" (S 1:Ep 16)|
|Armstrong Circle Theatre||Guest||Episode: "The Big Rainbow" (S 2:Ep 47)|
|The Web||Himself||Episode:"A Switch in Time" (S 1:Ep 47)|
|Prudential Family Playhouse||Guest||Epispode: "Ruggles of Red Gap" (S 1:Ep 11)|
|Big Town||Guest||Episode: "The Return" (S 1:Ep 28)|
|Danger||Guest||Episode: "Death Gambles" (S 1:Ep 45)|
|The Philco Television Playhouse||Guest||Episode: "Ephraim Tutt's Clean Hands" (S 3:Ep 48)|
|The Web||Himself||Episode: "The Dishonorable Thief" (S 1:Ep 60)|
|Big Town||Guest||Episode: "Neighborhood Story" (S 1:Ep 42)|
|The Web||Himself||Episode: "All the Way to the Moon" (S 2:Ep 2)|
|Armstrong Circle Theatre||Guest||Episode: "Marionettes" (S 3:Ep 13)|
|Schlitz Playhouse||Guest||Episode: "Still Life" (S 1:Ep 4)|
|Suspense||Man at Train Station||Episode: "The Far-Off House" (S 4:Ep 12)|
|Lux Video Theatre||Sanford||Episode: "Dames Are Poison" (S 2:Ep 14)|
|1952||The Gulf Playhouse||Guest||Episode: "The Duel" (S 1:Ep 7)|
|Short Short Dramas||Guest||Episode: "Meet Me at the Liberty" (S 1:Ep 14)|
|The Gulf Playhouse||Guest||Episode: "Our Two Hundred Children" (S 1:Ep 10)|
|Schlitz Playhouse||Guest||Episode: "P.G." (S 1:Ep 17)|
|Short Short Dramas||Guest||Episode: "Night School" (S 1:Ep 23)|
|Schlitz Playhouse||Guest||Episode: "Apple of His Eye" (S 1:Ep 22)|
|Tales of Tomorrow||Guest||Episode: "A Bird in Hand" (S 1:Ep 45)|
|Short Short Dramas||George Woodhull||Episode: "Equal Partners" (S 1:Ep 56)|
|Lights Out||Guest||Episode: "A Lucky Piece" (S 4:Ep 34)|
|Lux Video Theatre||Dan||Episode: "The Orchard" (S 2:Ep 51)|
|The Philco Television Playhouse||Guest||Episode: "The Gift" (S 5:Ep 6)|
|1953||The Revlon Mirror Theater||Guest||Episode: "The Little Wife" (S 1:ep 1)|
|Eye Witness||Guest||Episode: "The Righteous" (S 1:Ep 6)|
|Suspense||Mr. Matches||Episode: "Mr. Matches" (S 5:Ep 13)|
|The Doctor||Joey Martin||Episode: "Song for a Banker" (S 1:Ep 26)|
|Tales of Tomorrow||Irwin||Episode: "The Spider's Web" (S 2:Ep 38)|
|1959||The Twilight Zone||J. Hardy Hempstead||Episode: "Mr. Bevis" (S1:Ep 33)|
|1962||Wagon Train||Ben Morrell||Episode: "The Terry Morrell Story" (S5:Ep 30)|
|1964||Bonanza||Episode: "A Knight to Remember"|
|1966||Lost In Space||Colonel Jeremiah Smith||Episode: "Curse of Cousin Smith" (S2:Ep 10)|
|Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea||Dr.Sprauge||Episode: "Night of Terror" (S3:Ep 04?)|
|Bewitched||Brian O'Brian||Episode: "The Leprechaun" (S2:Ep 27)|
|1967||The Big Valley||General Alderson||Episode: "Court Martial"|
|1968||The Mod Squad||Herbert Milne||Episode: "My What a Pretty Bus" (S1:Ep 3)|
|1969||The Name of the Game||The Reverend Mr. McKim||Episode: "Love-In at Ground Zero" (S1:Ep 19)|
|1970||The Name of the Game||George||Episode: "Island of Gold and Precious Stones" (S2:Ep 16)|
|1971||The Mod Squad||Paulie||Episode: "And a Little Child Shall Bleed Them" (S4:Ep 11)|
|1972||Emergency!||Dr. Alexander Knot||Episode: "Show Biz" (S2:Ep 3)|
|1973||The Doris Day Show||Sam Johnson||Episode: "The Last Huzzah" (S5:Ep 16)|
|1974||Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law||Dr. Metz||Episode: "The Desertion of Keith Ryder" (S3: Ep 22)|
|1979||Mrs. Columbo||Josh Alden||Episode: "Word Games" (S1: Ep 01)|
|1981||CHiPs||Dutton||Episode “Diamond in the Rough” (S5:EP 8)|
|1982||The Love Boat||Frank Jensen||Episode "Good Neighbors/Captain's Portrait/Familiar Faces" (S5:Ep 14)|
|1986||MacGyver||Charles 'Papa Chuck' Banning||Episode "The Eraser" (S2:Ep 2)|
|1987||Magnum, P.I.||The Butler||Episode "Murder by Night" (S7:Ep 13)|
|1988||Murder, She Wrote||Morris Penroy||Episode “Mr. Penroy’s Vacation” (S5:Ep 3)|
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