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David Prowse

1935 - 2020

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David Charles Prowse (1 July 1935 – 28 November 2020) was an English actor, bodybuilder, strongman and weightlifter. He portrayed Darth Vader (voiced by American actor James Earl Jones) in the original Star Wars trilogy and a manservant in Stanley Kubrick's 1971 film A Clockwork Orange. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of David Prowse has received more than 4,824,704 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). David Prowse is the 1,161st most popular actor (down from 762nd in 2019), the 1,282nd most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 956th in 2019) and the 168th most popular British Actor.

David Prowse is most famous for playing Darth Vader in the original Star Wars trilogy.

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  • 57.00

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  • 34

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  • 3.08

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  • 4.27

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Among actors, David Prowse ranks 1,161 out of 9,996Before him are Brendan Fraser, Ricardo Montalbán, Armand Assante, Corinne Cléry, Conrad Veidt, and Madeleine Stowe. After him are Teri Hatcher, Candice Bergen, Tanya Roberts, Kate Beckinsale, Norma Shearer, and John Derek.

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Among people born in 1935, David Prowse ranks 85Before him are Roger B. Chaffee, Lyudmila Gurchenko, Jack Welch, Jack Kemp, Serge Klarsfeld, and Brian Clough. After him are Azzedine Alaïa, Sergio Rossi, Prince Edward, Duke of Kent, Vladislav Volkov, Dharmendra, and Ron Paul. Among people deceased in 2020, David Prowse ranks 102Before him are Stanley Ho, Florian Schneider, Vera Lynn, Jack Welch, Lorenzo Sanz, and Gérard Houllier. After him are Abdul Halim Khaddam, Amadou Toumani Touré, Sergio Rossi, Jānis Lūsis, Nikolai Kapustin, and Claude Brasseur.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, David Prowse ranks 1,282 out of 7,765Before him are Alexander McQueen (1969), William Walton (1902), Wayne Rooney (1985), Chris Martin (1977), Brian Clough (1935), and Seal (1963). After him are Sam Mendes (1965), John Newton (1725), Edward of Norwich, 2nd Duke of York (1373), Kate Beckinsale (1973), Colin Wilson (1931), and William George Horner (1786).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, David Prowse ranks 168Before him are Hugh Griffith (1912), Joan Plowright (1929), John Nettles (1943), Andy Whitfield (1971), Scott Adkins (1976), and David Thewlis (1963). After him are Kate Beckinsale (1973), Tom Hiddleston (1981), Michael Redgrave (1908), Brenda Blethyn (1946), Ralph Richardson (1902), and Iain Glen (1961).

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