Born in Old Forge, Pennsylvania (just outside Scranton), Allan Jones studied singing during his twenties in Paris. After returning from Paris to the United States, Jones began working in various operettas. In 1933, Jones first appeared on the Broadway stage playing a role in Roberta. This was followed by being cast in another musical, Bitter Sweet, in 1934. From there, Jones moved to the big screen, earning a small part in the film Reckless in 1935. That same year, he performed a brief, yet memorable song "Alone" in A Night at the Opera, the famous Marx Brothers comedy. Leading roles followed, including performances in Show Boat in 1936 and A Day at the Races in 1937. In 1938, Jones and wife Irene Hervey became parents to Jack Jones. Allan Jones became best-known during this time for his signature tune "The Donkey Serenade," which he ...
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Gentleman of Song: On the Air with the Woody Herman Orchestra 2002 Gentleman of Song: On the Air with the Woody Herman Orchestra
 
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