Gloria Jones

Widow of author James Jones

Gloria Jones, widow of author James Jones, died June 9 in Sagaponack, N.Y., of a heart attack. She was 78.

Jones was born Gloria Mosolino in Pottsville, Penn., and appeared as Arthur Murray’s dance partner on the Arthur Murray Dance Show. She was stand-in for Marilyn Monroe on “The Seven-Year Itch” and for Eva Marie Saint on “On the Waterfront.”

In 1957, she married James Jones, and after his death, she served as an acquisitions editor at Doubleday Books.

She is survived by a daughter, Kaylie Ann Jones, author of “A Soldier’s Daughter Never Cries,” and a son, Jamie Anthony Jones; a brother and three grandchildren.

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