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David/Dave Prowse


Born - 1 July 1935, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England
Died - 28 November 2020

Very tall, strongly-built English weightlifting champion and later actor, with mop of thick, dark hair. Entering films in 'strongman' supporting roles, he also became famous as the Green Cross Code Man, teaching children road safety over a number of years. He played Frankenstein's creature three times, and Darth Vader in the Star Wars films three times, although the latter role was voiced by James Earl Jones. Entering films in Casino Royale (1967), he was also seen in Hammerhead (1968), Crossplot (1969), The Horror of Frankenstein (1970), Carry On Henry (1970), A Clockwork Orange (1971), Vampire Circus (1972), Black Snake (1973), Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell (1974), Callan (1974), Star Wars (1977), Jabberwocky (1977), The Empire Strikes Back (1980), Return of the Jedi (1983), Ravedactyl (2003), Order of the Sith: Downfall (2006), Open Mic'rs (2006) and The Kindness of Strangers (2011), his last.