Cecilia Hart, Wife of James Earl Jones, Has Died After Ovarian Cancer Battle: Report
Cecilia Hart, the wife of James Earl Jones, died Sunday, Oct. 16, after a battle with ovarian cancer, WestportNow reports. She was 68.
Hart and Jones, 85, met on the set of the 1979-80 Steven Bochco series Paris.
They married in 1982, after playing opposite one another in a revival of William Shakespeare’s Othello that same year. They have one son together — Flynn Earl Jones.
Her Broadway credits include the revivals of The Heiress (1976) and Design for Living (1984) — and the premiere production Tom Stoppard’s 1977 play Dirty Linen & New-Found-Land, for which she was nominated for a Drama Desk Award.
On the small screen, she guest starred on episodes of Three’s Company, Quincy M.E., Charles in Charge, MacGyver and Law & Order.
Hart and Jones’ marriage was a second one for both — he was previously married to actress Julienne Marie and she to actor Bruce Weitz.
The pair were last seen on the red carpet of June’s Tony Awards.
A rep for Jones did not immediately respond to a request for comment.