Actor Robert Earl Jones by Carl Van Vechten. The father of James Earl Jones, he appeared in Oscar Michaeux films, on Broadway and with Robert Redford in The Sting. In the 1930s, he was a boxer and the sparring partner of Joe Louis. Blacklisted in the 1950s, he appeared in an uncredited role as the club employee who offers Harry Belafonte a “piece of iron” in the 1959 film noir Odds Against Tomorrow.
Eric Benet and his daughter, India