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David Prowse in 2013
1 July 1935|
Bristol, Gloucestershire, England, UK
|Alma mater||Bristol Grammar School|
|Spouse||Norma Prowse (m. 1963–present)|
David Prowse, MBE (born 1 July 1935) is an English former bodybuilder, weightlifter, and movie, television, stage, and voice actor who is known for playing the role of Darth Vader in four Star Wars movies.
Prowse was born in Bristol, England. He studied at Bristol Grammar School. He has been married to Norma Prowse since 1963. He said in 2009 that he has prostate cancer; it has since gone into remission. In November 2014, Prowse revealed that he has dementia.
- "Darth Vader returns to Bristol home where he grew up". Bristol Evening Post. 16 November 2009. http://www.thisisbristol.co.uk/Darth-Vader-returns-Bristol-home-grew/story-11306237-detail/story.html. Retrieved 18 September 2011.
- McPhee, Rod. "Star Wars' Darth Vader: I'd have loved a part in the new film but I'd forget my lines". Daily Mirror. http://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/star-wars-darth-vader-id-4715821. Retrieved 29 November 2014.