|Birthname||Margaret Virginia Jones|
|born on||12 December 1911 at 23:55 (= 11:55 PM )|
|Place||Livingston, Texas, 30n43, 94w56|
|Timezone||CST h6w (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||20°07' 26°20 Asc. 16°41'|
American stage director and producer best known for launching the American regional theater movement and for introducing the theater-in-the-round concept in Dallas, Texas. In 1947, she established the first regional professional company when she opened Theatre ’47 in Dallas. Of the 85 plays Jones staged during her Dallas career, 57 were new, and one-third of those new plays had a continued life on stage, television and radio.
On July 17th 1955, Jones invited friends over to a party. However, during the party an artist spilled red paint on the carpet, so she later brought professional cleaners to deal with it. They used carbon tetrachloride, a strong solvent. Jones, satisfied with the cleaning, fell asleep into the night. Unfortunately, the carbon tetrachloride evaporated, filling her home with toxic fumes. So she woke up dizzy and was found unconscious. Rushed to hospital, she died 9 days later on July 26, 1955 at the age of 43, never realizing what killed her.
Sy Scholfield quotes Helen Sheehy's book, "Margo: The Life and Theatre of Margo Jones" (Southern Methodist University Press, 1989), p. 71: "Although Charles was nine years younger than Margo, they shared a special closeness and almost the same birthday: Margo was born a few minutes before midnight on December 12 and Charles was born a few minutes after midnight on the same day."
- Vocation : Entertain/Business : Director
- Vocation : Entertain/Business : Entertain Producer