James Earl Jones

Black History Month Honoree 25
Posted on 02/24/2023
Image of James Earl JonesFor his leading turn in The Great White Hope, James Earl Jones was awarded Best Actor in a Play at the Tony Awards, the first African-American winner in any play category. The acting legend is also one of the few artists to win an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony Award, giving him the status of EGOT. Jones now has a Broadway theatre named in his honor.

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