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Happy 82nd Birthday to James Earl Jones! Mr. Jones, who is almost as handsome as his father, Robert Earl Jones (!), was born 82 years ago today in Arkabutla, Mississippi! This photo was taken on May 29, 1961 by Carl Van Vechten.

Happy 82nd Birthday to James Earl Jones! Mr. Jones, who is almost as handsome as his father, Robert Earl Jones (!), was born 82 years ago today in Arkabutla, Mississippi! This photo was taken on May 29, 1961 by Carl Van Vechten.

Muhammad Ali and James Earl Jones after a performance of The Great White Hope in 1968. I wish I had found this picture for our Vintage Black Glamour Birthday party yesterday (Jan 17th!) Photo by Bob Gomel/Timepix.

Muhammad Ali and James Earl Jones after a performance of The Great White Hope in 1968. I wish I had found this picture for our Vintage Black Glamour Birthday party yesterday (Jan 17th!) Photo by Bob Gomel/Timepix.

afro-art-chick:

“No one asked me to be an actor, so no one owed me. There was no entitlement.”  

“The arts have always been an important ingredient to the health of a nation, but we haven’t gotten there yet.”

 “Acting is not about anything romantic, not even fantasy, although you do create fantasy.”

 “Your own need to be shines out of any dream or creation you imagine.”

 “One of the hardest things in life is having words in your heart that you can’t utter.”

“You don’t build a bond without being present.”

 “The goal wasn’t to be a millionaire or to be a Hollywood star. That was not the goal. The goal was something about - the goal was to find the goal, but I knew where it was.”

 

Happy 81st Birthday to legendary actor James Earl Jones (b. January 17, 1931)

Happy 81st Birthday James Earl Jones! Photo by Carl Van Vechten on May 29, 1961.

Actor Robert Earl Jones. The father of James Earl Jones, he appeared in Oscar Michaeux films, on Broadway and with Robert Redford in The Sting. In the 1930s, he was a boxer and the sparring partner of Joe Louis. Blacklisted in the 1950s, he appeared in an uncredited role as the club employee who offers Harry Belafonte a “piece of iron” in the 1959 film noir Odds Against Tomorrow.
Photo by Carl Van Vechten.

Actor Robert Earl Jones. The father of James Earl Jones, he appeared in Oscar Michaeux films, on Broadway and with Robert Redford in The Sting. In the 1930s, he was a boxer and the sparring partner of Joe Louis. Blacklisted in the 1950s, he appeared in an uncredited role as the club employee who offers Harry Belafonte a “piece of iron” in the 1959 film noir Odds Against Tomorrow.

Photo by Carl Van Vechten.