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Birth Name: Chuck Jones
Born: 09/21/1912
Birth Place: Spokane, Washington, USA
Death Place: Corono del Mar, California, USA
Died: 02/22/2002

Born on Sept. 21, 1912 in Spokane, WA, Jones was raised by his father, Charles, an unsuccessful businessman who authored the cookbook Fifty Ways to Serve Avocados, and his mother, Mabel. When he was a child, Jones moved with his family to Los Angeles, where he began appearing as an extra in silent films shot near his home. A high school dropout, Jones enrolled in the Chouinard Art Institute in Pasadena - later known as the California Institute of the Arts - when he was 15 years old, and graduated without feeling secure about his drawing abilities. He found work in a commercial art studio but found himself unsuited to the job, and left to take a job as a cel washer at the Ub Iwerks Stu... Continue Bio >>

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