Tom Jones Biography (1928-)

Born February 17, 1928, in Littlefield, TX; son of William T. (a hatcheryman)and Jessie (Bellomy) Jones; married Elinor Wright (a writer), June 1, 1963 (marriage ended); married Janet Watson (a choreographer), June 21, 1984; children: Sam, Michael. Addresses: HOME--Route Seven, Box 406, West Cornwall, CT, 06796.; MANAGER--Arthur B. Greene, 101 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10178.

In a 1981 interview, Tom Jones told Contemporary Authors that when The Fantasticks opened in 1960, his wildest hopes were that the show would "have a respectable run and I would get out of the bookshop where I was working." More than twenty-five years later, The Fantasticks is still in its original run at the Sullivan Street Playhouse in New York City, having become the longest running production in the history of American theatre.

Birth Details
February 17, 1928
Littlefield, Texas, United States

Famous Works

Recent Updates

January 10, 2005: Jones wrote the book and lyrics to the stage musicalHarold and Maude, based on the movie by Colin Higgins. The play, withmusic by Joseph Thalken, opened at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, NewJersey. Source: New York Times,, January 11, 2005.

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