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Christopher Jones dies at 72; actor quit at peak of career
Christopher Jones dies at 72; actor quit at peak of career

As far back as 1968, rising star Christopher Jones — who seemed to have everything at 26, including sensitive good looks, adoring fans and a steady stream of film offers — said he wasn't much devoted to acting. "I think of acting as only a means to an end," Jones, who was often compared to James Dean, said in a Los Angeles Times interview. "Acting's just my work." Later that year Jones starred in the youth rebellion film "Wild in the Streets" and had a major role as a British officer in David Lean's 1970 epic "Ryan's Daughter." But he meant what he said. Except for a cameo in a friend's movie, Jones turned his...

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