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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.

Actor Robert Earl Jones photographed by Carl Van Vechten in 1938. 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”. Mr. Jones died in 2006 at the age of 96.

Actor Robert Earl Jones photographed by Carl Van Vechten in 1938. 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”. Mr. Jones died in 2006 at the age of 96.

Harry Belafonte, Carmen de LavalladeCicely Tyson and Robert Earl Jones (father of James Earl Jones) in the 1959 Belafonte-produced film noir, Odds Against Tomorrow. The most fascinating 9 minutes you’ll spend today.

Actor Robert Earl Jones by Carl Van Vechten. 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.

Actor Robert Earl Jones by Carl Van Vechten. 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.

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.