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About David Prowse
David Prowse was a seasoned English actor, and bodybuilder, who is best known for his portrayal of Darth Vader in the original Star Wars trilogy: 1977's Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, 1980's Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back and 1983's Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi. He is also known for appearing in such films as 1970's The Horror of Frankenstein and 1973's Black Snake. He became a household name in Britain in the 1970s for playing the Green Cross Man, a superhero created to promote general road safety in the United Kingdom.
He married Norma Prowse in 1963 and had three children with her.
Despite playing the character Darth Vader in the original Star Wars series of films, he did not voice it. Darth Vader was voiced by actor James Earl Jones.
Before becoming an actor, he was a professional weightlifter, who was the 1962 British heavyweight weightlifting champion.
He battled arthritis almost all his life.
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I can't get my head around the fact that the technology of the first two movies, which are forty years prior to Star Wars, is so much better than any technology they had in Star Wars!David Prowse
F.A.Q. about David Prowse
When is his birthday?
David Prowse's birthday is on July 1, 1935.
In how many days is his birthday?
David's birthday is in 279 days
How old was David when he died?
He was 85 years old.
When did he die?
He died in November 28, 2020.
How old would he be today?
David Prowse would be 86 years old if he was alive today.
Where was David from?
He was born in Bristol, Gloucestershire, England, UK.
What was David Prowse's height?
He was 6′ 6″ (1.98m) tall.
David Prowse's Popularity
David Prowse was a famous British bodybuilder and actor, who was born on July 1, 1935. As a person born on this date, David Prowse is listed in our database as the 44th most popular celebrity for the day (July 1) and the 24th most popular for the year (1935).
People born on July 1 fall under the Zodiac sign of Cancer, the Crab. David Prowse is the 1036th most popular Cancer.
Aside from information specific to David Prowse's birthday, David Prowse is the 161st most famous British and ranks 2nd in famous people born in Bristol, Gloucestershire, England, UK.
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