Confirmed Rumor: Darth Vader’s voice actor James Earl Jones not only stuttered in his youth, he was functionally mute for years. It wasn’t until a teacher inspired him that his golden voice was unleashed upon the world.
Can you believe a person who is widely know for his voice and acting ability was once a stutterer and mute? Maybe there’s hope for the rest of us. Even those of us that don’t stutter and aren’t mute.
Here’s to all the teachers out there – continue to inspire the youth.
Confirmed Rumor: Detroit has only offered the key to the city to five people:
– Jerome Bettis, a Detroit native and NFL superstar
– Mike Ilitch, a Detroit native, founder of Little Caesar’s, and owner of the Detroit Tigers and Red Wings
– Ben Carson, a Detroit native, neurosurgeon, and winner of the Presidential Medal of Freedom
– James Earl Jones, U of Michigan alum, actor and voice of Darth Vader
Now can you guess the fifth? Another Detroit native? An accomplished philanthropist or national hero?
How about Saddam Hussein? It’s true and confirmed.
We’re not going to type the whole story.