What an interesting question! I found that I knew many Jones as both
people and references and I searched for others as well:
Carolyn Jones, actor
"This sweetly sinister seductress assayed a dozen '60s roles that took
her from drama (How the West Was Won, '62) to comedy ("The Addams
Family," '64-'66) to camp (five "Batman" episodes, '66)" In the 1950s
"she landed small roles in over a dozen prominent movies, including
Bob and Bing's Road to Bali in '52, Vincent Price's House of Wax in
'53 (she played the Joan of Arc wax figure), Frank Sinatra's The
Tender Trap and Marilyn Monroe's The Seven Year Itch, both in '55, and
Alfred Hitchcock's The Man Who Knew Too Much in '56."
Dean Jones, actor
"Jones was groomed by the studio to be the next James Dean the angry
young man of Hollywood. MGM cast him in a series of dramas: 1957's
Jailhouse Rock, with Elvis, Until They Sail (1957), Torpedo Run
(1958), Night of the Quarter Moon (1959), and Under the Yum Yum Tree
(1963). Jones' career took a new turn when he was signed by the great
Walt Disney himself. Disney saw Jones in an episode of the television
series Ensign O'Toole and wanted him for the Disney production, That
Darn Cat (1965)."
Catherine Zeta-Jones, actor
Star of America's Sweethearts, Chicago and wife of Michael Douglas
George Jones, county music singer and songwriter
"As a young man he made his way performing in various East Texas
roughhouses, eventually hooking up with husband-and-wife singing team
Eddie & Pearl. He married the first of his four wives in 1950 -- the
third and most notorious marriage would be to the late, and great,
country singer Tammy Wynette..."
Davy Jones, singer
"It was on the strength of David's success and popularity on the
American stage that he was offered a contract with Columbia
Pictures/Screen Gems Television. Having signed him to their "stable"
of talent, they had the idea of creating a new television series
around this "young British kid" with a proposed story line about four
young musicians who were trying to make it in the pop world. The rest
is history. The Monkees was a phenomenal success, rating millions of
viewers throughout the world and selling millions of records. Even as
recently as 1986, The Monkees had ten albums in the Billboard charts."
"Davy Jones locker" popular phrase
"The bottom of the sea; the resting place of drowned seamen."
Also see http://www.quinion.com/words/qa/qa-dav1.htm
"Keeping up with the Jones'" popular phrase
"In 1852, she [Elizabeth Jones] built a twenty-four-room turreted
villa, the most expensive house ever before built in Rhinecliff, New
York. Such display of wealth, it was said, gave rise to the expression
'keeping up with the Joneses' (26). "
Bridget Jones, film character
Main character in the film "Bridget Jones Diary"
John Paul Jones, historical figure
"Jones always described himself as a loyal champion of American
liberty, though he had a fondness for aristocratic ways. While he
often took enemy merchant ships as prizes, he was technically not a
privateer, though he was often described as one. "
Shirley Jones, actor
Academy award winner for "" and Mother Partridge on the popular TV
show "The Partridge Family"
Indiana Jones, film character
"The character of Indiana Jones, an archaeologist-turned-action hero,
was first introduced in the 1981 film Raiders of the Lost Ark,
produced by George Lucas and directed by Steven Spielberg, and
reappeared in two successful sequels."
The Jones Diamond
"The "Jones Diamond" is a product of West Virginia having been found
in the town of Peterstown and county of Monroe. It has been described
by many expects as one of the finest blue-white diamonds ever
discovered and has been estimated by some experts as having a value of
more than $100,000.00 although it has never actually been
appraised...An alluvial diamond weighing 34.48 carats, largest to date
found in North American was discovered here in April 1928, by William
P. "Punch" Jones and his father Grover C. Jones, Sr., while pitching
horseshoes in the home yard of Mrs. and Mrs. Grover C. Jones."
Tommy Lee Jones, actor
"After graduating cum laude from Harvard, he worked regularly on the
New York stage in the early and mid-70s, most notably in his Broadway
debut, "A Patriot for Me", and in Sal Mineo's controversial
Off-Broadway production of the prison drama "Fortune and Men's Eyes."
James Earl Jones, actor
"As a boy, James Earl Jones had such a severe stutter that, for eight
years, he refused to talk and was functionally mute. A high school
teacher who discovered Jones had a gift for writing poetry, and who
thought forced public speaking would help him out of his silence,
insisted that he recite a poem to the class each day. Jones claims
that he still stutters sometimes (it doesnt bother him anymore) but
was mostly cured by being forced to speak to an audience."
Tom Jones, singer
"Tom Jones (born June 7,1900) is a Welsh pop singer with a large and
powerful voice. His real name is Thomas Jones Woodward. He rose to
fame in the mid-1960s with an exuberant live act which involved
wearing tight breeches and billowing shirts, in the style of the
fictional hero Tom Jones (from the popular film of Henry Fielding's
novel Tom Jones."
Tom Jones, literary figure
"The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling" by Henry Fielding
Dow Jones Index [Edward Jones]
"The efforts of Charles Dow and Edward Jones brought about the
creation of The Wall Street Journal. This paper describes some of the
biographical information and the actions of Charles Dow."
and from http://www.dowjones.com/corprofile.htm
"Dow Jones & Company was founded in 1882 by three young reporters:
Charles Dow, Edward Jones and Charles Bergstresser.
In their basement office near the New York Stock Exchange, they
produced handwritten newsletters called "flimsies" that were delivered
by messenger to subscribers in the Wall Street area."
"Me and Mrs. Jones" popular song
Made popular by singer Billy Paul
For lyrics, visit http://www.p2c2e.freeserve.co.uk/mrsj.html
Norah Jones, singer
Currently on a fast rise to stardom, Norah Jones sings jazz and blues
in a most appealing manner. "Her Blue Note debut album, Come Away
With Me, offers a musicalityand depth of feeling that would be
uncommon in any era. In the present day, in a performer just 22 years
of age, these qualities are truly remarkable...The Brooklyn-based
artist has sung and played piano professionally since her teens..."
"pull a Jones" phrase
"Pull a Jones: To constantly take food or something from friends
instead of buying it yourself. A girl who Joneses a lot is called Mrs.
Jones, a guy that Joneses is a Mr. Jones."
Also see www.macslash.org/articles/02/12/05/0440212.shtml
"Im from Pennsylvania (Specter's state), and around here, when someone
says "Pull a Smith" or "Pull a Jones", it usually is a jab as Smith or
Jones for doing something idiotic, while discouraging whoever you are
talking to from doing the same stupid thing."
IMDB (Internet Movie Database) shows:
802 Jones - male actors
613 Jones - female actors
Their Jones search results are located at __ and read:
3854 'name' matches were found among these occupations:
Actors (1020 names) [I counted 802]
Actresses (596 names) [I counted 613]
Cinematographers (48 names)
Composers (95 names)
Directors (114 names)
Writers (194 names)
Production Designers (35 names)
Costume Designers (38 names)
Editors (41 names)
Producers (213 names)
Other Crew (814 names)
Art Directors (22 names)
Second Unit Directors or Assistant Directors (76 names)
Casting Directors (17 names)
Makeup Department (59 names)
Production Managers (41 names)
Set Decorators (9 names)
Sound Department (107 names)
Special Effects (34 names)
Stunts (59 names)
Art Department (177 names)
Visual Effects (45 names)
There are live links on the page to each of the categories for Jones.
Please visit http://us.imdb.com and in the left column towards the
top, type in Jones in the search utility. The URL for the results was
general and wouldn't link to the results page I found.
A great question! Should you require any clarification of the links
or information I have provided, please request it and I will be happy
john paul jones
IMDB [Internet movie database]
"davy jones" locker
"Bridget Jones Diary"
"keeping up with the Jones" origin
"pull a Jones"
tommy lee jones
james earl jones
"tom jones" henry fielding
me and mrs. jones
dow jones index
"edward jones" dow jones index