Star Wars: A New Hope

James Earl Jones

b.1/17/1931 Arkabutle MS

Raised by his maternal grandparents on farm in Michigan   Enrolled as Performing Arts student at the American Theatre Wing of New York (his father, also an actor, graduated from the same school)   Korean War:   Leading roles on Broadway beginning in 1957 with “Great White Hope” and later “Fences”   Tony Award “Great White Hope” 1964  Tony Award “Fences” 1986   TV serials and movies: “Pairs” 1979-80  “Gabriel’s Fire” 1990-91   First cinematic movie: “Dr. Strangelove” 1964


Dr. Strangelove, The Great White Hope, King, Malcom X, The Man, The River Niger, Exorcist II, The Greatest, Star Wars, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, Conan the Barbarian, Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, Soul Man, Gardens of Stone, Coming to America, Field of Dreams, Patriot Games, Meteor Man, The Hunt for Red October, Clear and Present Danger, The Lion King, Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith