When preparing for the role of boxer Jack Jefferson in The Great White Hope, James Earl Jones was able to learn from the experiences of his father, ex-boxer Robert Earl Jones. The actor must have done his homework well, because after Muhammad Ali saw the play, the World Heavyweight Champion had high praise for Jones’ performance.
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