Henry Jones





8/1/1912 , Philadelphia, Pennsylvania



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Henry Jones was born August 1, 1912, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Jones graduated from St. Joseph's college before beginning his acting career, which included performances in stage, television and movies. He served in the Army during World War II, and made his Broadway debut in the Maurice Evans 1938 play Hamlet. Jones starred in over 180 roles during his acting career, which included several successful movies including Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?, 3:10 to Yuma, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Grifters and Dick Tracy. However, he is best known for his portrayal of the cruel coroner in Alfred Hitchcock's film Vertigo. In 1958, Jones won a Tony Award for Best Supporting or Featured Actor for his role in the Broadway play, Sunrised at Campobello. Jones was married and divorced twice, his first marriage to Judy Briggs lasted thirteen years and his second marriage to Yvonne Bergere only lasted ten months. Due to complications from a fall he sustained, Henry Jones died at the age of 86 at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, California.