Actress Marcia Mae Jones dead at 83

Sept. 7, 2007 at 11:23 AM
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LOS ANGELES, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- Former child actress Marcia Mae Jones has died in California of complications from pneumonia at the age of 83.

The Los Angeles native appeared in several classic films from the 1930s, including "The Champ," 'Heidi" and "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer."

She died Sunday at the Motion Picture and Television Country House and Hospital in Woodland Hills, her son, Tim Chic, told the Los Angeles Times.

Born into a filmmaking family, the actress made her big-screen debut as an infant in the 1926 silent film,"Mannequin," and appeared in nearly 50 movies throughout the next two decades.

Jones also appeared in episodes of television programs such as "I Married Joan," "The Cisco Kid," "My Three Sons," "Peyton Place," "Mister Ed," "Barnaby Jones" and "Cannon."

After playing a small role in the 1973 movie, "The Way We Were," she made a few more television appearances and retired in the early 1980s after a stint on the soap opera, "General Hospital," the Times said.

Jones was married to Robert Chic, with whom she had two sons, Bob and Tim, and to TV writer Bill Davenport.

In addition to her sons, she is survived by her brother Marvin and two grandchildren.

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