O-Lan Jones


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Birth Name: O-Lan Jones
Born: 05/23/1950
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, USA

Named for the character in Pearl Buck's "The Good Earth", O-Lan Jones and her mother and younger sister left her native Los Angeles for New York when her father abandoned them. After dropping out of school, the teenager began acting in Off-Off-Broadway productions, scoring her first success as a Rice Krispies-eating girl in Shepard's "Forensic and the Navigators" (1968). Though her 15-year marriage to Shepard might be politely termed "open," she continued to work in his plays. Jones was a rock star in "Mad Dog Blues" (1971), a voodoo woman in "Back Bog Beast Bait", starred in the all-female "Little Ocean" (1974), "Angel City", "Suicide in B-Flat" and others. She also appeared in non-Shepard ... Continue Bio >>


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