Dean Jones, Star of Disney’s ‘The Love Bug,’ Dies at 84

September 3, 2015 2:08 AM

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Dean Jones, Star of Disney’s ‘The Love Bug,’ Dies at 84

Dean Jones, an actor and singer who made his name in a string of popular Disney films in the 1960s and ’70s, notably as a racecar driver in the “Love Bug” franchise, died on Tuesday in Los Angeles. He was 84.

Precocious and multitalented as a youth, the boyishly handsome Mr. Jones began his career as a teenage radio host and performer in amateur musical revues. He became a stage actor, and he and Jane Fonda made their Broadway debuts together. But it was not until the mid-1960s that he found his niche, a...

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