Robert Earl Jones

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Robert Earl Jones ’s Birthday Highlights

Birth Name

Robert Earl Jones

Eye Color


Place Of Birth

Tate County, USA


96 years old (died on September 07, 2006)

Birth Date

February 03, 1910

Star Sign


Robert Earl Jones Facts

Child Star?



Actor, Professional Boxer

Education & Qualifications

University of Michigan

Net Worth

$6 million


James Earl Jones, Matthew Earl Jones


Elnora Jones, Robert Jones


Mary jones, Brian jones


1.9m (6'2"")



Chinese Year

Year of the Dog

About Robert Earl Jones 

Robert Earl Jones is well known as Earl Jones.

Robert Earl Jones grew interested in the theater after moving to Chicago as part of the Great Migration, which saw thousands of people flee the South. By the 1930s, he had relocated to New York.

Robert Earl Jones married Ruth Connolly, Jumelle Jones, and Ruth Williams. James Earl Jones, the actor, is his son. As a youngster, he was born with a stutter, indicating that acting and poetry helped him conquer his condition.

Robert Earl Jones Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What was Robert Earl Jones’ net worth?

Robert Earl Jones had an estimated net worth of $6 million.

How much did Robert Earl Jones earn per year?

Robert Earl Jones's annual earnings are not publicly available. He was one of the wealthiest movie actors.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall was Robert Earl Jones?

American Actor Robert earl jones was quite tall, standing at a height of 6 ft 2 in(188cm).

How old was Robert Earl Jones?

Robert Earl Jones was born in Senatobia, Mississippi. Jones died of natural causes on September 7, 2006, in Englewood, a city in New Jersey, at the age of 96.

Childhood And Education

Robert was born in Senatobia, Mississippi, on February 3, 1910.

According to a few people, he was born in Tate County, Mississippi. He shifted to New York in the 1930s.

Robert Earl Jones, the son of Elnora Jones and Robert, dropped out of school at a young age and worked as a sharecropper to support his family. Later in life, he became a prizefighter. He sparred with Joe Louis under the moniker 'Battling Bill Stovall.'

Robert Earl Jones studied at the University of Michigan.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who was Robert Earl Jones’ partner?

He wedded Ruth Connolly in 1929 while he was young, and they have a son, James Earl, Jones. Jones and Connolly divorced in 1934. It wasn't until the mid-1950s that Jones met his son. Jones was married twice more between 1938 to 1950 to Jumelle Jones and from 1960 to 1981 to Ruth Williams. Matthew Earl Jones, his second son, was born to him.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Jones is well remembered for his main parts in films like 'Lying Lips' and appeared in movies like 'Witness,' 'Trading Places', 'The Cotton Club', and 'The Sting'.  

In Works Progress Administration, a leading New Deal institution, he worked with young people and met Langston Hughes, a playwright and a young poet. Hughes cast him in 'Don't You Want to Be Free?' in 1938.

Jones also dabbled in acting, starring in more than a dozen films. Jones' film career began with a leading role as a detective in Oscar Micheaux's 1939 race drama Lying Lips, which he also wrote and produced. He continued with Micheaux's 'The Notorious Elinor Lee.'

Jones primarily acted in crime films and dramas, with films like 'Wild River' and 'One Potato, Two Potato' standing out. He played Luther Coleman, an old con artist, culminating in the titular 'sting' in the Oscar-winning film 'The Sting'. Jones starred in several notable films in the latter half of the 20th century, including 'Witness' and 'Trading Places'.

Jones was most known for his theatrical depiction of Creon in 'The Gospel at Colonus', a black musical adaptation of the 'Oedipus legend'.

He also featured in episodes of 'Lou Grant 'and 'Kojak', two long-running TV programs. 'Mule Bone', a 1991 Broadway play by Zora Neale Hurston and  Hughes, another prominent Harlem Renaissance writer, was one of his final theatrical appearances. Rain Without Thunder, a 1992 film, was his last appearance.

In 1962, he appeared on the stage with his child in 'Infidel Caesar,' 'Moon on a Rainbow Shawl,' and 'Of Mice and Men.'

What awards did Robert Earl Jones win?

Robert Earl Jones was honored by the United States National Black Theatre Festival with a lifetime achievement award.

Robert Earl Jones’ Hobbies And Interests

Robert Earl Jones likes to listen to music and do yoga and meditation during his spare time.

Other Interesting Robert Earl Jones Facts And Trivia

  • The CNN tagline and Darth Vader were both spoken by James Earl Jones, who is known for his deep voice.
  • Robert Earl Jones became a boxer, and in 1937, he was engaged as a sparring partner by champion Joe Louis.
  • Ruth Williams was Robert Earl Jones's third wife.

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