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James Earl Jones
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James Earl Jones Fast Facts:
When he was a child, he had a severe stutter.
Recruited by the U.S. Army in 1953, he served two years in the Reserve Officers' Training Corps.
Made his first movie appearance in the 1964 film
In 1966, he began a recurring role as Dr. Jerry Turner on the CBS daytime drama
As The World Turns
Made his Broadway debut in the critically acclaimed play
The Great White Hope.
He later reprised his role for the 1970 film version.
In 1992, was honored with an NAACP Image Hall of Fame Award and the National Medal of the Arts.
Is internationally known for his voice.
James Earl Jones Relationships:
Julienne Marie - Ex-wife
Maggie Connolly - Grandmother
John Connolly - Grandfather
Robert Earl Jones - Father
Flynn Earl Jones - Son
Ruth Williams Jones - Mother
Cecilia Hart - Wife
James Earl Jones Awards:
1971 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama - Nominee
2010 Olivier Awards: Best Actor - Nominee
2004 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series - Nominee
1971 Golden Globe: New Star of the Year - Actor - Winner
2005 Tony: Actor (Play) - Nominee
1970 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role - Nominee
1995 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role - Nominee
2008 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Life Achievement Award - Winner
1964 Emmy: Outstanding Single Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role - Nominee
1995 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series - Nominee
1991 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Special - Winner
1991 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series - Winner
1976 Grammy: Best Spoken Word Album - Winner
1997 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee
1990 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Special - Nominee
1976 Grammy: Best Spoken Word Recording - Winner
1994 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series - Nominee
1987 Tony: Actor (Play) - Winner
1992 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama - Nominee
1975 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
2011 Oscar: Honorary Award - Winner
2014 Critics' Choice Television Awards: Best Guest Performer in a Comedy Series - Nominee
1969 Tony: Actor (Dramatic) - Winner
1991 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama - Nominee
2012 Tony: Actor (Play) - Nominee
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (BA in Drama, 1953)
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