David Prowse

1935 - 2020

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David Charles Prowse (1 July 1935 – 28 November 2020) was an English actor, bodybuilder 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 4,440,146 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). David Prowse is the 762nd most popular actor (down from 579th in 2019), the 956th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 796th in 2019) and the 120th most popular British Actor.

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

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  • 68.84

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  • 29

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  • 4.20

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  • 3.42

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Among actors, David Prowse ranks 762 out of 10,030Before him are Carlos Valdes, Adolfo Celi, Mark Ruffalo, Dirk Benedict, Val Kilmer, and Katharine Ross. After him are Linda Cristal, Kim Cattrall, Jane Wyman, Nǃxau ǂToma, Olivia Hussey, and John Gavin.

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Among people born in 1935, David Prowse ranks 57Before him are Mylène Demongeot, Seiji Ozawa, Floyd Patterson, Robert Conrad, Udo Lattek, and Gnassingbé Eyadéma. After him are Sylvia Earle, Lorenzo Bandini, Ei-ichi Negishi, Forough Farrokhzad, Pepe, and Abdou Diouf. Among people deceased in 2020, David Prowse ranks 96Before him are Betty Williams, Ilija Petković, Jair Marinho, Borys Paton, Roger Scruton, and Masatoshi Koshiba. After him are Linda Cristal, Jack Steinberger, Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, Lee Konitz, Shirley Knight, and Ben Cross.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, David Prowse ranks 956 out of 6,924Before him are Shirley Bassey (1937), Hugh Lofting (1886), John Berger (1926), Naomi Campbell (1970), J. B. S. Haldane (1892), and Damon Hill (1960). After him are Amy Winehouse (1983), Roger Mortimer, 1st Earl of March (1287), Kim Cattrall (1956), James Anderson (1680), Philip Sclater (1829), and Æthelbald, King of Wessex (831).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, David Prowse ranks 120Before him are Dominic Purcell (1970), Stephen Boyd (1931), Daniel Radcliffe (1989), Greer Garson (1904), Sebastian Shaw (1905), and James Mason (1909). After him are Kim Cattrall (1956), Dirk Bogarde (1921), Jeremy Brett (1933), Ben Cross (1947), Kenny Baker (1934), and Kristin Scott Thomas (1960).

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