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Charles Martin "Chuck" Jones (September 21, 1912 – February 22, 2002) was an American animator, cartoon artist, screenwriter, producer, and director.

He was known for his works in Looney Tunes and in Tom & Jerry. He directed many of the Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck cartoons. He won an Academy Award for Best Animated Short. Jones produced 34 Tom and Jerry shorts from 1963 to 1967.

Jones was born on September 21, 1912 in Spokane, Washington. He was raised in Los Angeles, California. Jones studied at the Chouinard Art Institute.

He was married to Dorothy Webster from 1935 until her death in 1978. Then he was married to Marian J. Dern from 1981 until his death in 2002. He has a daughter with Webster, Linda Jones Clough.

Jones died on February 22, 2002 in Corona del Mar, Newport Beach, California from heart failure, aged 89.

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