James Earl Jones
According to National Public Radio, as a boy Jones ?had such a severe stutter that, for eight years, he refused to talk and was functionally mute.? He says his high school English teacher helped him by making him read poetry aloud? Jones played Malcolm X in the 1977 film The Greatest? He had a small role in the 1964 Stanley Kubrick film Dr. Strangelove? He played author Alex Haley in the 1979 TV miniseries Roots: The Next Generations? The on-screen role of Darth Vader was played by David Prowse.
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