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Robert Earl Jones (1910–2006)

Robert Earl Jones was born on February 3, 1910 in Senatobia, Mississippi, USA. He was an actor, known for The Sting (1973), Trading Places (1983) and Witness (1985). He was married to Jumelle P. Jones, Ruth Connolly and Ruth Williams. He died on September 7, 2006 in Englewood, New Jersey, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

The Sting
The Sting Luther Coleman
Trading Places
Trading Places Attendant
Witness Custodian
Sleepaway Camp


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 1992 Rain Without Thunder
Old Lawyer
 1990 Maniac Cop 2
 1990 True Blue (TV Series)
- Blue Monday (1990)
 1985 Great Performances (TV Series)
 1984 Billions for Boris
 1983 Trading Places
 1982 Cold River
The Trapper
 1981 The Sophisticated Gents (TV Series)
Big Ralph Joplin
- Episode #1.3 (1981) ... Big Ralph Joplin
- Episode #1.2 (1981) ... Big Ralph Joplin
- Episode #1.1 (1981) ... Big Ralph Joplin
 1980 Oye Willie (TV Series)
 1979 Jennifer's Journey (TV Series)
 1978 Lou Grant (TV Series)
Earl Humphrey
- Renewal (1978) ... Earl Humphrey
 1977 Ningen no shômei
Wilshire Hayward
 1977 The Displaced Person (TV Movie)
 1976 Kojak (TV Series)
 1974 Cockfighter
 1973 The Sting
Luther Coleman (as Robertearl Jones)
 1964 One Potato, Two Potato
William Richards
 1964 Terror in the City
 1963 The Defenders (TV Series)
Joe Dean
- The Brother Killers (1963) ... Joe Dean
 1960 The Secret of the Purple Reef
Tobias (as Robert Earl)
 1960 Wild River
Sam Johnson (uncredited)
 1959 Odds Against Tomorrow
Club Employee (uncredited)
 1940 The Notorious Elinor Lee
Benny Blue
 1939 Lying Lips
Detective Wenzer
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Other Works:

All God's Chillun Got Wings (1975). Drama (revival). Written by Eugene O'Neill. Scenic Design by Ming Cho Lee. Costume Design by Patricia Zipprodt. Directed by George C. Scott. Circle in the Square Theatre: 20 Mar 1975- 4 May 1975 (53 performances + 23 previews that began on 28 Feb 1975). Cast: Ken Jennings (as "Shorty"), '... See more »

Alternate Names:

Robert Earl | Robertearl Jones


6' 2" (1.88 m)

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Ran in the New York City Marathon several times, including in 1996! (source: New York Amsterdam News). See more »

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