Darth Vader passes


Nostalgia note.......

The actor who played Darth Vader in the original Star Wars and a few later ones, has passed away age 85 yrs.   There is a photo of him with the 2 actors who played the robots, C3PO and R2D2 - all gone now.

Two items related to David Prowse... 

He was originally offered a choice of either Darth Vader or Chewbacca (Prowse was a champion body builder, 6 ft 6 inch tall - buddies with Arnold the Terminator and Lou the Green Hulk).  He chose Vader because "people always remember the bad guy!)  (BTW James Earl Jones actually voiced the part)

He preferred to be remembered as a faux superhero who appeared in public safety commercials in the UK called the Green Cross Code (pedestrian safety aimed at kids).


"Sophisticated, charming and humble" - all down to his club shirt!