Actor James Earl Jones

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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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