|Tom Jones Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 10.5 in|
|Date of Birth||June 7, 1940|
Tom Jones is a Welsh singer and actor, whose career started in the mid-1960, and saw the release of 41 studio albums between 1965 and 2015.
Thomas John Woodward Jr.
Tiger, The Voice, Tom Jones
Treforest, Pontypridd, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom
London, England, United Kingdom
Tom attended Wood Road Infants School before moving on to Wood Road Junior School in Wales, United Kingdom.
He then enrolled in Pontypridd Central Secondary Modern School in Pontypridd, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom.
At the age of 16, Tom dropped out of school and started working as a door-to-door vacuum salesman and builder’s laborer.
- Father – Thomas Woodward (Coal Miner)
- Mother – Freda (Jones) Woodward (Homemaker)
- Others – James Woodward (Paternal Grandfather), Anne Gane Woodward (Paternal Grandmother), Albert Rhys Jones (Maternal Grandfather), Ada Osman/Osmond Jones (Maternal Grandmother), Richard Woodward (Paternal Great-Grandfather), Mary Holmes (Paternal Great-Grandmother), John Gane (Paternal Great-Grandfather), Elizabeth Ford (Paternal Great-Grandmother), Rees Jones (Maternal Great-Grandfather), Alice Harris (Maternal Great-Grandmother), Henry Osman/Osmond (Maternal Great-Grandfather), Jane Mills (Maternal Great-Grandmother)
Tom Jones is represented by William Morris Endeavor (WME) Entertainment (Talent Agent) in Beverly Hills, California, United States.
Pop, R&B, Soul, Gospel, Country
- Columbia Records
- Decca Records
- Epic Records
- Jive Records
- Island Records
- Mercury Records
- Polydor Records
- Interscope Records
- V2 Records
- S-Curve Records
- Virgin/EMI Records
5 ft 10.5 in or 179 cm
91 kg or 200.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Tom Jones has dated –
- Sheila Kennedy – He had an encounter with a 22-year-younger American model, Sheila Kennedy, in the past.
- Pamela Des Barres – Tom was briefly connected to the American TV personality Pamela Des Barres in the past.
- Cassandra Peterson – In a 2008 interview, Cassandra Peterson, an American actress, revealed that she had lost her v*rginity to Tom.
- Melinda “Linda” Rose Trenchard (1956-2016) – After a year of dating, on March 2, 1957, at the age of 16, Tom married his high-school girlfriend of the same age because she got pregnant. On April 11, 1957, they welcomed their son, Mark Woodward, who later became a TV personality, and Tom had to drop out of school and support his family financially. He remained married to Linda until April 10, 2016, when she passed away from cancer. He sold their Los Angeles mansion and all possessions and moved back to London, England, and only took “treasured photos.” Despite being married for nearly 60 years, he admitted to sleeping with more than 250 “groupies” per year at the height of his career.
- Mamie Van Doren (1965) – Tom was briefly connected to the American actress, Mamie Van Doren, in 1965.
- Mary Wilson (1967-1969) – He had a 2-year relationship with the American singer, Mary Wilson, best known as one of the members of the singing group, The Supremes.
- Marjorie Wallace (1973-1974) – Tom dated the well-known TV personality between 1973 and 1974.
- Charlotte “Missy” Laws (1978-1981) – For 3 years, Tom and Charlotte, an American anti-revenge p*rn activist, politician, TV host, and actress were in a relationship.
- Katherine Berkery (1987) – Tom dated American model Katherine Berkery for a month, from October to November 1987, while he was on a tour in the United States. Katherine got pregnant and gave birth to a son, Jonathan Berkery. She stated that Tom was the father, which was confirmed by a DNA test, and the court ruled in her favor. Tom initially denied those findings but admitted they were true in 2008. He never expressed any desire to meet Jonathan.
- Priscilla Presley (2017) – After the death of his wife, Melinda, Tom was observed growing close to Priscilla Presley, an American actress, best known as the ex-wife of the singer Elvis Presley. Paparazzi spotted them together in January 2017.
Race / Ethnicity
He is of English descent on his paternal side and of English and Welsh descent on his maternal side.
Due to advancing age, his hair turned ‘Salt and Pepper’ then ‘Gray.’
- Signature goatee facial hair
- Piercing blue eyes
Tom Jones Facts
- He speaks Welsh fluently.
- In 1999, Tom was awarded an OBE (Order of the British Empire).
- Queen Elizabeth II knighted him for his services to music in 2006, thus giving him the title of Sir Thomas John Woodward.
- On June 25, 2019, his name was included by The New York Times magazine in the list of hundreds of artists whose material was destroyed in the 2008 Universal fire.
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