David Prowse: Darth Vader star has died – what was Star Wars actor’s net worth?

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David Prowse: Darth Vader star has died – what was Star Wars actor’s net worth?

David Prowse had a wealth of films in his acting portfolio but the star was perhaps most famous in his Star Wars role. Prowse, thanks to his tall 6ft 6in stature was chosen to play Luke Skywalker’s father-turned-bad. However, it was American actor James Earl Jones who voiced the black-helmeted Vader.

The actor was described this morning as a “very, very generous guy,” by a Star Wars superfan on BBC.

He was said to have loved meeting his fans, travelling the world, going to conventions signing autographs and talking about his role.

Star Wars director George Lucas originally gave Prowse the choice of being of Han Solo’s loveable sidekick Chewbacca but the bodybuilder chose to be the “most iconic villain in movie history” instead.

So how much money did Prowse earn during his career?

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David Prowse net worth

The actor has a net worth of $3million (£2.3million), according to Celebrity Net Worth.

His fortune wasn’t purely due to Star Wars, though.

He also became very well known thanks to a role on this side of the Atlantic.

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Prowse played superhero Green Cross Code man in British road safety advertisements.

The campaign ran between 1971 and 1990, with Prowse receiving an MBE for his association in 2000.

Prowse first hit the big screen in the 1967 James Bond spoof Casino Royale.

He then landed Star Wars ten years later in 1977 and was in all three films of the trilogy.

The actor has also starred in Hammerhead, The Horror of Frankenstein, Up the Chastity Belt, Carry On Henry, A Clockwork Orange, Vampire Circus, Black Snake, White Cargo, Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell, Callan, Jabberwocky and The People That Time Forgot.

The actor has also starred in Hammerhead, The Horror of Frankenstein, Up the Chastity Belt, Carry On Henry, A Clockwork Orange, Vampire Circus, Black Snake, White Cargo, Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell, Callan, Jabberwocky and The People That Time Forgot.

The actor died after a short illness.

“It’s with great regret and heart-wrenching sadness for us and million of fans around the world, to announce that our client DAVE PROWSE M.B.E. has passed away at the age of 85,” Bowington Management tweeted.

Published at Sun, 29 Nov 2020 07:47:00 +0000

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