Anissa Jones

Anissa Jones

West Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Indiana, USA
Death 28 Aug 1976 (aged 18)
Oceanside, San Diego County, California, USA
Burial Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea
Memorial ID 4285 · View Source
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Actress. She is best remembered for her role of ‘Buffy' on the television series "Family Affair". Born in West Lafayette, Indiana, her parents moved to San Diego County, California, when she was a small girl, settling in Playa del Rey, where she grew up. In 1966 she was cast as ‘Elizabeth "Buffy" Patterson-Davis' in "Family Affair", playing the role until 1971. She had a brief cameo role in 1968 on television's Rowan and Martin "Laugh-In", which gave her an appetite for more acting roles, and in 1969, she won the role of ‘Buffy Davis' in the motion picture "Roman Affair" (1969) and the role of ‘Carol Bix' in "The Trouble with Girls" (1969). She tried out for the role of 'Regan' in "The Exorcist" (1973), but lost out to Linda Blair. Continuing with her schooling at Westchester High School from 1973 to 1976, she briefly worked at Winchell's Donut Shop in Playa del Rey, where she grew up. She died at the age of 18 of a drug overdose in 1976.

Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson

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  • Added: 3 Jan 1999
  • Find a Grave Memorial 4285
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Anissa Jones (11 Mar 1958–28 Aug 1976), Find a Grave Memorial no. 4285, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea.