James Earl Jones on Celebrating His 90th Birthday: ‘Feeling Fantastic and Grateful’​


James Earl Jones is officially a member of the esteemed nonagenarian club!

The esteemed actor turned 90 on Sunday. In an email to USA Today, Jones shared how he’s feeling and how he plans on celebrating his birthday. h

“I’ll make an exception and enjoy a slice of strawberry shortcake, my favorite!” he told he said. James will have a low key party at his home in upstate New York. Jones, who plans to continue acting “for as long as I can,” added that he’s “feeling fantastic and grateful.”

James said that he’s been looking back on his life and extensive career and he’s “so proud of my work and accomplishments.” James said that he’s looking forward to getting older and wiser. Previously, he shared with People that his role in 1988’s Coming to America, is one of his favorite characters.


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