Milestones, Oct. 1, 1979

DIED. Preston Jones, 43, late-blooming playwright widely hailed in 1976 for A Texas Trilogy, his saga of life in a one-horse West Texas town; following surgery for ulcers; in Dallas. Born in Albuquerque, big, burly Jones spent the last half of his life in Texas, working as a director, ticket taker and lead actor at Paul Baker's Dallas Theater Center, where his wife Mary Sue is second in command. Almost 40 when he finished his three plays set in mythical Bradleyville, Jones was discovered by Tennessee Williams' agent, Audrey Wood, who arranged for...

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