Jan. 17, 1931: James Earl Jones

On this day in 1931, actor James Earl Jones was born in the town of Arkabutla, Miss. Known for theatrical and movie roles, including the voice of Darth Vader in Star Wars and Thulsa Doom in Conan the Barbarian, his first movie role came in 1964’s Dr. Strangelove as B-52 bombardier Lt. Lothar Zogg.

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