Spike Jones

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Spike Jones
Spike Jones (1940s publicity photo).jpg
Jones, c. 1945–46
Born
Lindley Armstrong Jones

(1911-12-14)December 14, 1911
DiedMay 1, 1965(1965-05-01) (aged 53)
Beverly Hills, California, U.S.
Cause of deathEmphysema
OccupationMusician, bandleader, actor, comedian
Years active1930s (1930s)–1965 (1965)
Spouse(s)
Patricia Middleton
(m. 1935; div. 1946)

Helen Grayco (m. 1949)

Lindley Armstrong "Spike" Jones (December 14, 1911 – May 1, 1965) was an American musician, actor, comedian and bandleader. He was known for creating spoof arrangements of popular songs and classical music.

Jones and his band recorded under the title Spike Jones and His City Slickers from the early 1940s to the mid-1950s.

As an actor, he appeared in Thank Your Lucky Stars (1943), Meet the People (1944), Bring on the Girls (1945), Breakfast in Hollywood (1946) and Variety Girl (1947).

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