Jones did not come to know his son until the mid 1950s. Connolly and 4 others.
His father robert earl jones was an actor and fighter but he died in 2006 and his mother ruth connolly worked as a teacher.
Ruth connolly james earl jones mother. His father left the family shortly after james earl s birth and later became a stage and screen actor in new york and hollywood. We will continue to update details on james earl jones s family. As a young man he married ruth connolly died 1986 in 1931.
He is multiracial with african irish and native american ancestry. Ruth jones left soon after to find work leaving her separated from her son for long periods of time. Mother of james earl jones.
Jones was raised by his maternal grandparents farmers john henry and maggie connolly née anderson. They had a son james earl jones. Ex wife of robert earl jones.
James earl jones father s name is robert earl jones and mother ruth connolly. Before his son s birth james s father left the family to pursue a career as a boxer and later as an actor. The only child of robert earl and ruth connolly jones james earl jones was born on january 17 1931 in arkabutla mississippi.
James has said that he has irish choctaw native american and cherokee native american ancestry. James earl jones was born in arkabutla mississippi on january 17 1931 to ruth williams jones 1911 1986 a teacher and maid and robert earl jones 1910 2006 a boxer butler and chauffeur. Aug 12 2018 james earl jones as a baby with his mother ruth connolly jones in 1932.
Jones was born in arkabutla mississippi son of robert earl jones an actor boxer butler and chauffeur who left the family shortly after james earl s birth and his wife ruth jones née connolly a teacher and maid. Sister of ruby connolly. Jones and his father reconciled many years later.
James earl jones attended kaleva norman dickson high school brethren mi browning school for boys and ba drama university of michigan 1953. Ruth connolly jones s father was john henry connolly ruth connolly jones s mother was maggie connolly. Jones and his father did not get to know each other until the.
James earl jones was born on january 17 1931 in arkabutla mississippi united states. He is the son of ruth connolly and robert earl jones who was also an actor. He was married to actress cecilia hart until her death.
The couple divorced in 1933. Jones and connolly separated before james was born in 1931. Ruth connolly jones s parents.
His paternal great great grandmother parthenia. Daughter of john henry johnnie connolly and maggie connolly. James earl jones is an american actor.
The couple had a son. His parents were both black.