Thursday, December 17, 2015

Anissa Jones (Buffy) Family Affair

Quoted from:

“Mary Anissa Jones (March 11, 1958 – August 28, 1976) was an American child actress known for her role as Buffy on the CBS sitcom Family Affair. She died from combined drug intoxication at the age of 18.

Jones was eight when her acting skills drew the attention of television producers, and she was cast as Ava Elizabeth "Buffy" Patterson-Davis on the CBS sitcom Family Affair (1966). In the opening plot line, Buffy, her twin brother Jody (Johnny Whitaker), and older sister Cissy (Kathy Garver) are sent to live with their Uncle Bill (Brian Keith) and his valet Mr. French (Sebastian Cabot) a year after the children's parents die in a car accident.”

I remember well watching this wonderful show when I was a very young man. While keeping up with the small problems written into the script each week for the kids was fun, I really enjoyed watching the facial expressions of Mr. French as he interacted with the children.

In 1976, just as it is today, death caused by drug overdose is such a waste of human life.

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