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Dave Prowse, actor who played Darth Vader, dies at 85 – Sydney Morning Herald

Director George Lucas asked Prowse to audition for the role after seeing the actor play a small part in “A Clockwork Orange”.

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London: Dave Prowse, the British weightlifter-turned-actor who played Darth Vader in the original “Star Wars” trilogy, has died. He was 85.
Prowse died Saturday after a short illness, his agent Thomas Bowington said Sunday.
Director George Lucas asked Prowse to audition for the role after seeing the actor in “A Clockwork Orange”.Credit:AP
Born in Bristol, southwest England, in 1935, Prowse represented England in weightlifting at the Commonwealth Games in the 1950s before breaking into movies with…

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