Henry Jones Overview:

Character actor, Henry Jones, was born Henry Burk Jones on Aug 1, 1912 in Philadelphia, PA. His best known films include The Bad Seed, Vertigo, and Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter. Jones died at the age of 86 on May 17, 1999 in Los Angeles, CA .

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Henry Jones is a short, roly-poly American actor who could just as easily be meek or malevolent, henpecked or horrible -- stealing scenes in a variety of colorful roles.

(Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Illustrated Dictionary of Film Character Actors).

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Henry Jones Quotes:

Henry Jackson: We are gathered here today to consign the mortal remains of Millard Frymore... or whatever his name really was. I ain't really got a whole lot to say about Millard because he only rode amongst us two days ago, and was promptly struck down by whatever deadly disease it was struck him down. We can only hope that whatever deadly disease it was, it wasn't particularly contagious. And with that in mind, I suggest we all bow our heads in devout prayer.


Dan Evans: Alex, you been drinkin' this mornin' or not?
Alex Potter, town drunk: Boss, you know I never touch a drop until the stroke of noon!


[Jason is inquiring about the job of sheriff]
Jason McCullough: Well, gentlemen, I think it's only fair to tell you that I'd only be interested in this job on a temporary basis.
Henry Jackson: Oh?
Jason McCullough: Well, you see, actually I was on my way to Australia when I heard about your gold strike and I decided to, uh, travel through here and see if I couldn't pick myself up a little stake.
Thomas Devery: What do you want to go to Australia for?
Jason McCullough: Well, it's the last of the frontier country. Thought I might like to do a little pioneering.
Fred Johnson: I thought this was frontier country and we was pioneers.
Henry Jackson: So did I.


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He was a favorite of Alfred Hitchcock.

Won Broadway's 1958 Tony Award for Best Supporting or Featured Actor (Dramatic) for "Sunrise at Campobello."

Jones amassed a considerable stage resume. He was active on Broadway as early as 1931, working there rather infrequently until late 1938 when his appearance there began to increase. He continued to appear on Broadway in numerous hit productions ("My Sister Eileen," "The Solid Gold Cadillac," "The Bad Seed," "Sunrise at Campobello," and "Advise and Consent") until 1961 when he moved into film and TV work exclusively.

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