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.
Daaaamn! James Earl Jones’ Daddy was FAHN!! I wonder if he had big ol’ voice too.
OMG, he was! Daaaaaammn, James Earl Jones’ daddy!
Shawty whatcho name is…
uhm… his name was robert earl jones.
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My BFF thought that dude was related to Michael Ealy. What has been seen, cannot be unseen.