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Talented character player and occasional lead with a distinctive alto voice and enormous eyes. Most typically in offbeat roles, Jones received an Oscar nomination for her supporting turn as a quirky, artsy type encountered by a group of men out on the town in "The Bachelor Party" (1957). At one time the wife of producer Aaron Spelling, Jones is best remembered for her highly amusing characterization of the deliberately ghoulish Morticia on the ABC TV sitcom "The Addams Family" (1964-66).
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Misc. Crew (Feature Film)
Cast (TV Mini-Series)
Met future husband Aaron Spelling, who susequently cast her in the stage production, "The Live Wire"
TV debut, performed on "Schlitz Playhouse of Stars"
Signed contract with Paramount, and made feature debut in William Dieterle's "The Turning Point"
First worked with husband Aaron Spelling, "Zane Grey Theater"; a TV series he produced and wrote for
Featured as the deceased model title character in the TV pilot, "Amos Burke: Who Killed Julie Greer"
Entered TV fame with her portrayal of Morticia Addams in the ever-popular series, "The Addams Family"
Final TV-movie, "Little Ladies of the Night"
TV miniseries debut, "Roots"
Final feature, "Good Luck, Miss Wyckoff"
Final collaboration with Aaron Spelling, "The French Atlantic Affair"
Final TV appearance as Myrna Clegg on the CBS daytime soap "Capitol"