Born: Jan 17, 1931 AD
Currently alive, at 84 years of age.
1931 - Born in Arkabutla Township, Mississippi on the 17th of January.
1950 - He was enrolled in the ROTC at Michigan, completed Ranger training, and was an Army officer stationed in Alaska.
- He was a member of the National Honorary Society of Pershing Rifles.
1964 - His first film role was as a young and trim B-52 crewman in Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb in which was more famous for the work of Peter Sellers and Slim Pickens.
1969 - He has won Tony awards for The Great White Hope and for Fences, and his performance of Othello is considered one of the greatest in history.
1982 - Has been married to Cecilia Hart since 1982, with whom he has one child, Flynn Earl Jones.
1969 - He participated in making test films for a proposed children's television series called Sesame Street; these shorts, combined with animated segments, were shown to groups of children to gauge the effectiveness of the then groundbreaking Sesame Street format.
1994 - His other voice roles include Mufasa in Disney animated feature The Lion King,
1998 - The Lion King, the Disney sequel The Lion King II: Simba's Pride.
2002 - He received Kennedy Center Honors.
2006 - He also lent his voice for a narrative part in the Adam Sandler comedy, Click, released in June. His voice is also used to create an audio version of the King James Bible.
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