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March 29, 2004


LEWISBURG, Pa. — Actor and writer James Earl Jones will give the lecture, "The Culture Quest," Monday, April 12, at 7 p.m. in the Weis Center at Bucknell University.

The actor perhaps most famous as the voice of Darth Vader in the "Star Wars" movies as well as Mufasa in "The Lion King," Jones also starred in the movies "Field of Dreams" and "Sandlot." His is the voice of Verizon and CNN.

The lecture, which is sponsored by the Student Lectureship Committee, is open to the public without charge.

Persons holding a Bucknell ID will be seated first at 6:30 p.m. with any remaining seats available to the general public. A question-and-answer period will follow the lecture.

Born in Arkabutla, Miss., in 1931, Jones began his career as an actor on Broadway in 1957 in "The Great White Hope" as well as many distinguished performances with the New York Shakespeare Festival.

His first film appearance was as the bombardier in "Dr. Strangelove" and he appeared in several daytime dramas before portraying Alex Haley in the mini-series "Roots: The Next Generation." He has won a Grammy, two Emmys and a Tony Award for his work.

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