Appeared in "Danton's Death" on Broadway (revival). Written by Georg Buchner
. New English version by Herbert Blau
(also director). Vivian Beaumont Theatre: 21 Oct 1965-27 Nov 1965 (46 performances + 10 previews that began on 12 Oct 1965). Cast: Ruth Attaway
, Frank Bayer, Stanley Beck, Alan Bergmann, Roscoe Lee Browne
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James Earl Boggins Jones
6' 2" (1.88 m)
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[on being the recipient of a lifetime achievement Oscar] If an actor's nightmare is being onstage buck naked and not knowing his lines, what the heck do you call this?
Son of prizefighter-turned-actor Robert Earl Jones
, from whom he was (allegedly) estranged long into adulthood. Yet they starred together in a well-received stage revival of John Steinbeck
's "Of Mice and Men", as Lennie Small and Crooks, respectively (Kevin Conway
also starred in the play, as George Milton).
Famous for his deep authoritative voice, used most famously for impressive roles as leaders like Darth Vader in the original Star Wars trilogy and Mufasa in The Lion King