Ike Jones

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Birthday
23, 1929
Birthplace
California
Death Date
Oct 5, 2014 (84)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
23, 1929
Birthplace
California
Death Date
Oct 5, 2014 (84)

About

Producer of the 1966 film A Man Called Adam, he was the first African-American to produce a major Hollywood movie. He also became famous for his secret marriage to film star Inger Stevens.

Before Fame

He was a star football player at the University of California-Los Angeles and was drafted by the Green Bay Packers following his graduation.

Trivia

He was the first black graduate of the UCLA Film School.

Family Life

He married popular Swedish actress Inger Stevens in 1961. Inger tragically committed suicide several years later in 1970.

Associated With

His first production, A Man Called Adam, starred Sammy Davis, Jr.

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