Golden Globe-winning actor whose career spanned over 50 years, and who became known for portraying the voice of Darth Vader in Star Wars.
He began his acting career as a stage carpenter at the Ramsdell Theatre in Michigan.
He had a stutter as a child, but overcame it to cultivate his distinctive bass voice, which portrayed Mufasa in The Lion King.
He married Cecilia Hart in 1982, and the couple had a child together.
In 1976, Mary Pickford received an Honorary Academy Award. In 2011, Earl Jones became one of the few other actors to receive this award, which acknowledges a lifetime of accomplishments.