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Dick Jones, Voice of Pinocchio, Dies at 87

July 9, 2014 (8:11 am) GMT
An officer from the Los Angeles County coroner's office says that the actor was found unconscious on the bathroom floor of his California home.

Actor Dick Jones, who probably is mostly known for providing voice for Disney's animated movie "Pinocchio", passed away on July 7 at the age of 87. According to the Los Angeles County coroner's office, Jones was found unconscious on the bathroom floor of his home in Northridge, Calif. by a family member.

The cause of death has not been determined. However, his son Rick Jones told L.A. Times that his father fell prior to his passing. Although there is no sign of foul play, an autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday or Thursday.

Jones, whose real name is Richard Percy Jones, was born on February 25, 1927, in McKinney, Texas. He was 10 years old when he was hired to voice the wooden character in the 1940 animated movie.

He first got an uncredited role in a movie in 1934. During his career in the entertainment industry, Jones appeared in many projects such as 1937's "Stella Dallas", 1939's "Young Mr. Lincoln" and 1939's "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington". Jones retired from the entertainment world in the 1960s and later started a career in real estate.

Jones is survived by his wife Betty, two sons, two sisters, six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.


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