Ken Howell

Active - 1933 - 1951  |   Born - Feb 21, 1913   |   Died - Sep 28, 1966   |   Genres - Comedy, Drama

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Biography by Hans J. Wollstein

Looking far younger than his true age, blonde, curly haired Ken Howell played Jack Jones in the mildly popular 20th Century Fox situation comedy series The Jones Family, which played neighborhood theaters with some regularity in the late '30s. He was later one of the Junior G-Men in the 1940 Universal serial of the same name but "old age" basically killed his screen career and he joined the U.S. Navy Medical Corps in 1942. A still very youthful-looking Howell attempted a screen comeback playing a spoiled rich kid in the 1951 Roy Rogers Western In Old Amarillo, but it remained his final film. His early death in 1966 was reportedly a suicide.

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