James earl jones father s name is robert earl jones and mother ruth connolly. We will continue to update details on james earl jones s family.
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Ruth connolly james earl jones. Jones and his father did not get to know each other until the. As a young man he married ruth connolly died 1986 in 1931. 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. His parents were both black. Ruth jones connolly birthdate.
They had a son james earl jones. The couple divorced in 1933. Jones and connolly separated before james was born in 1931.
The only child of robert earl and ruth connolly jones james earl jones was born on january 17 1931 in arkabutla mississippi. James earl jones was born on january 17 1931 in arkabutla mississippi united states. Jones did not come to know his son until the mid 1950s.
He was married to actress cecilia hart until her death. James earl jones attended kaleva norman dickson high school brethren mi browning school for boys and ba drama university of michigan 1953. Before his son s birth james s father left the family to pursue a career as a boxer and later as an actor.
Jones was married three times. James earl jones as a baby with his mother ruth connolly jones in 1932. He is the son of ruth connolly and robert earl jones who was also an actor.
Ex wife of robert earl jones. The couple had a son. Robert earl jones s former father in law was john henry connolly robert earl jones s former mother in law was maggie connolly robert earl jones s former daughter in law is julienne marie ruth connolly jones.
Ruth jones left soon after to find work leaving her separated from her son for long periods of time. His father robert earl jones was an actor and fighter but he died in 2006 and his mother ruth connolly worked as a teacher. Robert left the family after james s birth.
Daughter of john henry johnnie connolly and maggie connolly. His father left the family shortly after james earl s birth and later became a stage and screen actor in new york and hollywood. James earl jones is an american actor.