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James Earl Jones

Jones was born in Arkabutla, Tate County, Mississippi, the son of Ruth (n�©e Connolly), a teacher and maid, and Robert Earl Jones (1910-2006), an actor, boxer, butler, and chauffeur who left the family before James Earl's birth.[1][2] Jones and his father reconciled many years later in the 1980s and 1990s. Jones was raised by his maternal grandparents, farmers Maggie and John Henry Connolly,[3] and is of African, Irish, Choctaw and Cherokee descent.[4][5]
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