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 F. Richard Jones

F. Richard Jones

Birth
Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
Death 14 Dec 1930 (aged 37)
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot Great Mausoleum, Florentine Columbarium, Niche 8032
Memorial ID 13017 · View Source
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American Film Director, Producer. He started in the film industry at the age of sixteen. In 1918, he had a chance to co-direct the film "Mickey" and was very successful. He was one of the premier directors of silent film comedies. He made many hilarious two-reelers for Mack Sennett from 1915 to 1920. After making 45 films for Keystone Studios, he went to Roach Studios where he rekindled the career of actress Mabel Normand, who made five films before retiring in 1927 and dying of tuberculosis. He also worked with Stan Laurel, who credited him with teaching him about comedy. He left Roach Studios and went to Paramount Studios in 1928 making three movies. When most directors were not making the transition easily to "Talkie Movies", he accepted Samuel Goldwyn's offer for a movie. Dick's first effort in a talkie was heralded for its quality giving him a promising career; it was a 1929 mystery thriller, "Bulldog Drummond", starring Ronald Colman and Joan Bennett. The next year his promising career ended with his death; he left his third wife, Irene, and a daughter.

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  • Added: 16 Oct 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 13017
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for F. Richard Jones (7 Sep 1893–14 Dec 1930), Find A Grave Memorial no. 13017, citing Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale), Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .