Monday, October 10, 2011
James Earl Jones Receives Paul Robeson Award
Stage, film, and television veteran James Earl Jones has won the 2011 Paul Robeson award. The actor, who is currently reprising his recent Broadway role of Driving Miss Daisy's Hoke in London, can add the award to the two Tony Awards already on his shelves. The Robeson Award, according to the Actor's Equity Association (the stage actor's union and the group that administers the award), honors individuals "who best exemplify the principles by which Mr. Robeson lived." Mr. Robeson was a political activist, singer, cultural scholar, athlete and author.