Cecilia Hart

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Cecilia Hart
Born (1948-02-19)February 19, 1948
Cheyenne, Wyoming, U.S.
Died October 16, 2016(2016-10-16) (aged 68)
New York City, U.S.
Other names Ceci Jones
Occupation Actress
Years active 1978–2016
Children 1

Cecilia Hart (February 19, 1948 – October 16, 2016) was an American television and stage actress. She co-starred with her husband, actor James Earl Jones, in the short-lived 1979–80 CBS police drama Paris.


A native of Cheyenne, Wyoming, and the daughter of an Army colonel, Hart appeared on Broadway in Tom Stoppard's play, Dirty Linen and New-Found-Land from January-March 1977, winning the 1977 Theatre World Award.[1] She appeared on Broadway in The Heiress (1976) and Design for Living (1984),[2] and in Othello as a replacement "Desdemona" in March 1982.[3]

She starred opposite Paxton Whitehead in Bedroom Farce at the Westport Country Playhouse in 2015. Hart and Paxton have co-starred five times previously before as a married couple in other plays. The production ran from August 25, 2015 through September 13, 2015.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Hart was actor James Earl Jones's second wife. They were married from 1982 until her death. They had one child, Flynn Earl Jones. She was formerly married to actor Bruce Weitz from 1971–80.[2]


Hart died On October 16, 2016, aged 68, from ovarian cancer, in Westport, Connecticut. She was survived by her husband and two brothers, James and William Hart. [5][6]


Year Film Role Notes
1978 Emergency! Nancy Halverson 1 episode
The Runaways Carolyn Roberts 1 episode
Three's Company Gloria 1 episode
A Woman Called Moses Susan Broadas TV program
1979 Quincy M.E. Stewardess Jackie Curtis 1 episode
Most Deadly Passage Lucy Halverson TV program
1979–1980 Paris Stacey Erickson 13 episodes
1980 The Silent Lovers Norma Shea TV program
1982 Freedom to Speak TV mini-series
1986 Mr. Sunshine Janice Hall 11 episodes
1989 The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd Gail Horner 1 episode
Starting Now Felicia Kent TV program
MacGyver Kate Hubley 1 episode
1990 Gabriel's Fire Harley Kovacs 1 episode
Charles in Charge Elaine Colfax 1 episode
1992 Pros and Cons Lauren 1 episode
1993–1998 Law & Order Mary Bradley
Marcia Stamell
Greta Singer
3 episodes
2006 The King of Central Park Lydia


  1. ^ Dirty Linen and New-Found-Land ibdb.com, accessed October 23, 2016
  2. ^ a b Lentz, Harris III (February 2017). "Cecilia Hart, 68". Classic Images (500): 54. 
  3. ^ Othello profile ibdb.com, accessed October 23, 2016
  4. ^ DeWitt, Davis. "Review: In ‘Bedroom Farce,’ Love and Other Jokes" The New York Times, September 3, 2015.
  5. ^ Barnes, Mike (October 22, 2016). "Cecilia Hart, Actress and Wife of James Earl Jones, Dies at 68". The Hollywood Reporter. ISSN 0018-3660. 
  6. ^ Quinn, Dave (October 22, 2016). "Cecilia Hart, Wife of James Earl Jones, Has Died After Ovarian Cancer Battle". People. ISSN 0093-7673. 

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