In 1969 James Earl Jones Prepared For Darth Vader On Sesame Street

 

David Pescovitz:

In 1969, a young James Earl Jones, considered the first celebrity guest on Sesame Street, was pessimistic about the show, saying that “this Muppet business has got to go, kids will be terrified.” Jones had studied acting with Will Lee, better known as Mr. Hooper.

 

James Earl Jones, star of Broadway's new triumph, "The Great White Hope" photographed in his home in New York City, Oct. 7, 1968. (AP Photo) Ref #: PA.7315411

James Earl Jones, star of Broadway’s new triumph, “The Great White Hope” photographed in his home in New York City, Oct. 7, 1968. (AP Photo)
Ref #: PA.7315411

 

James Earl Jones on the Muppet Wiki