His father left the family shortly after james earl s birth and later became a stage and screen actor in new york and hollywood. Sister of ruby connolly.
James has said that he has irish choctaw native american and cherokee native american ancestry.
Ruth connolly james earl jones mother. Ruth connolly jones s father was john henry connolly ruth connolly jones s mother was maggie connolly. He is multiracial with african irish and native american ancestry. His father robert earl jones was an actor and fighter but he died in 2006 and his mother ruth connolly worked as a teacher.
Ex wife of robert earl jones. James earl jones attended kaleva norman dickson high school brethren mi browning school for boys and ba drama university of michigan 1953. The only child of robert earl and ruth connolly jones james earl jones was born on january 17 1931 in arkabutla mississippi.
The couple had a son. Mother of james earl jones. 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.
As a young man he married ruth connolly died 1986 in 1931. His parents were both black. Daughter of john henry johnnie connolly and maggie connolly.
Before his son s birth james s father left the family to pursue a career as a boxer and later as an actor. He was married to actress cecilia hart until her death. Connolly and 4 others.
Jones and his father did not get to know each other until the. They had a son james earl jones. He is the son of ruth connolly and robert earl jones who was also an actor.
We will continue to update details on james earl jones s family. Ruth jones left soon after to find work leaving her separated from her son for long periods of time. The couple divorced in 1933.
James earl jones is an american actor. James earl jones father s name is robert earl jones and mother ruth connolly. Ruth connolly jones s parents.
His paternal great great grandmother parthenia. Aug 12 2018 james earl jones as a baby with his mother ruth connolly jones in 1932. Jones and his father reconciled many years later.
Jones was raised by his maternal grandparents farmers john henry and maggie connolly née anderson. 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.
Jones and connolly separated before james was born in 1931. Jones was born in arkabutla mississippi son of robert earl jones an actor boxer butler and chauffeur who left the family shortly after james earl s birth and his wife ruth jones née connolly a teacher and maid.