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Actor James Earl Jones

James Earl Jones

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Actor James Earl Jones

Jones is one of the distinctive voices of our time, yet few people know he fights a stutter. The Tony-Award winning actor took just one day to record the voice track for Darth Vader in Star Wars. That performance lead to many commercial voice-over projects. There's a new Star Wars trilogy on DVD. This show was originally broadcast on Sept. 15, 1993.

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Actor James Earl Jones

His is one of the distinctive voices of our time, yet few people know he fights a stutter; Jones' stage work off-Broadway in Jean Genet's The Blacks and Athol Fugard's The Blood Knot lead to a Broadway success in The Great White Way, for which Jones won a Tony. His work in August Wilson's Fences won him another. It took one day to record the voice track for Darth Vader in Star Wars: a performance which lead to many other commercial voice-over projects. A new edition of his memoir Voices and Silences has just been published.

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From the Archives: James Earl Jones Discusses his Life and Career.

Actor James Earl Jones. His is one of the distinctive voices of our time, yet few people know he fights a stutter; Jones' stage work off-Broadway in Jean Genet's "The Blacks" and Athol Fugard's "The Blood Knot" lead to a Broadway success in "The Great White Way", for which Jones won a Tony. His work in August Wilson's "Fences" won him another. It took one day to record the voice track for Darth Vader in "Star Wars": a performance which lead to many other commercial voice-over projects.

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