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14 October 1908, Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA. d. 27 June 1992, New York, USA. A popular, romantic tenor star in movies in the late 30s and early 40s, Jones studied singing in Paris, before returning to the USA and working in provincial operettas. He appeared on Broadway in Roberta (1933) and the 1934 revival of Bitter Sweet before gaining a part in the film Reckless (1935). In the same year he made a big impression singing Alone in the Marx Brothers film A Night At The Opera. This was followed by leading screen roles in Rose-Marie, Show Boat (1936), A Day At The Races, The Firefly (in which he introduced his signature tune The Donkey Serenade), Everybody Sing, The Great Victor Herbert, The Boys From Syracuse, One Night In The Tropics, Theres Magic In Music, True To The Army, Moonlight In Havana, When Johnny Comes Marching Home, Larceny With Music, Rhythm Of The Islands, Crazy House, Youre A Lucky Fellow Mr. Smith, The Singing...