Robert Earl Jones

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Robert Earl Jones
Born February 3, 1904(1904-02-03)
Coldwater, Mississippi, USA
Died September 7, 2006(2006-09-07) (aged 102)
Englewood, New Jersey, USA
Other names Earl Jones
Occupation Actor
Years active 1939–1993
Spouse Ruth Williams
Jumelle P. Jones
Ruth Connolly
Children James Earl Jones

Robert Earl Jones (February 3, any year between 1900 and 1911 depending the source - September 7, 2006)[1][3] was an American actor. One of the movies he was in the 1973 movie The Sting. He also was in the 1984 movie The Cotton Club and the 1983 movie Trading Places. His year of birth is reported as between 1900 and 1911. The most often is 1910[1] as reported by the Social Security Administration. He was also the father of James Earl Jones[4]. He died in Englewood New Jersey of natural causes.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Margalit Fox (19 September 2006). "Robert Earl Jones, 96, Broadway Actor, Dies". The New York Times. Archived from the original on 2009-04-24. http://web.archive.org/web/20090424231426/http://www.nytimes.com/2006/09/19/obituaries/19jones.htm. Retrieved 2012-08-24.
  2. "Social Security Death Index Search". RootsWeb.com. http://ssdi.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi. Retrieved 2007-05-23. A database search on Robert Jones, 121-01-1664 returns: ROBERT EARL JONES, 03 Feb 1910, 07 Sep 2006, (V) 12564 Pawling, Dutchess, NY 121-01-1664, New York.
  3. Jones' date of birth has been reported differently by sources as being between 1900 and 1911. The most likely date is 1910, which is the date reported by the United States Social Security Administration.[2]
  4. Rebecca Flint Marx. "James Earl Jones Biography". All Movie Guide. http://www.allmovie.com/artist/james-earl-jones-36131/bio. Retrieved August 24, 2012.

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