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Happy Birthday James Earl Jones

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Today is James Earl Jones' 88th birthday. (Courtesy: CNN Newssource)

Today is James Earl Jones' 88th birthday.

According to the Academy of Achievement, the legendary actor with the booming baritone voice was born on January 17th, 1931 in Arkabutla Township, Mississippi.

He's known for many roles on screen, including "Field of Dreams" and "Coming to America," but it may be Jones' distinctive voice that most people are familiar with.

He was the voice of Darth Vadar in the Star Wars movies. He’s also the man behind CNN's tag line "This is CNN."







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