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Vanessa Redgrave and James Earl Jones star in Alfred Uhry's Pulitzer Prize-winning play.

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Goodbye, Miss Daisy! Vanessa Redgrave, James Earl Jones & Co. Say Farewell to the Hit Revival

Goodbye, Miss Daisy! Vanessa Redgrave, James Earl Jones & Co. Say Farewell to the Hit Revival
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James Earl Jones, Vanessa Redgrave, Boyd Gaines and that famous Packard drove off into the sunset on April 9, 2011, when the Broadway revival of Alfred Uhry’s Driving Miss Daisy played its final performance at the Golden Theatre. The Pulitzer Prize-winning play about the unlikely and life-altering friendship between a feisty Southern widow and her African-American chauffeur celebrated its ...

Driving Miss Linney! The Stage & Screen Star Hitches a Ride to Daisy

Driving Miss Linney! The Stage & Screen Star Hitches a Ride to Daisy
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Laura Linney loves theater, so we’re not surprised that the celebrated star of Broadway’s Time Stands Still and TV’s The Big C took time to see one of the season’s most lauded productions, Driving Miss Daisy, on March 26. Accompanying Linney was her pal and TV brother, John Benjamin Hickey. (Fun fact: They also co-starred on ...

James Earl Jones Welcomes Gayle King & Sanaa Lathan to Driving Miss Daisy

James Earl Jones Welcomes Gayle King & Sanaa Lathan to Driving Miss Daisy

The always hospitable James Earl Jones welcomed a pair of lovely ladies to the March 22 performance of Driving Miss Daisy, talk show host (and Oprah BFF) Gayle King and off-Broadway-bound actress Sanaa Lathan. Jones knows both visitors well: He recently channeled Justin Bieber on King’s new TV show, and he starred as Big Daddy opposite Lathan’s Maggie ...

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Baby! Driving Miss Daisy Star James Earl Jones Channels Justin Bieber

Baby! Driving Miss Daisy  Star James Earl Jones Channels Justin Bieber

At this point in his career, requests to read anything and everything are no surprise for Driving Miss Daisy star James Earl Jones. However, Gayle King may have trumped every past voiceover the actor has done when she asked Jones to do a reading of Justin Bieber's hot hit single "Baby" on her new talk show. Ever amiable, Jones ...

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Daisy Déjà Vu! Original Driving Miss Daisy Star Morgan Freeman Visits James Earl Jones & Co. on Broadway

 Daisy Déjà Vu! Original Driving Miss Daisy Star Morgan Freeman Visits James Earl Jones & Co. on Broadway
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Broadway’s Driving Miss Daisy got a very special visitor on February 10 when Oscar winner Morgan Freeman stopped by for a trip down memory lane. Freeman starred in the original 1987 off-Broadway production of the play, about the relationship between an elderly, widowed Southern Jewish woman and her African-American chauffeur Hoke Colburn. He reprised the role in the 1989 ...

Super Bowl's Mini Darth Vader Meets James Earl Jones at Driving Miss Daisy

Super Bowl's Mini Darth Vader Meets James Earl Jones at Driving Miss Daisy

In a crowded field of Super Bowl commercials, six-year-old Max Page became an instant media darling for his memorable “performance” as Darth Vader in an ad for Volkswagen’s 2012 Passat. (Outfitted in the familiar black costume, the pint-size performer uses the Force to start the car—with a little help from a remote control held by his father.) Page ...

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James Earl Jones Charms Driving Miss Daisy Fans Kathie Lee & Hoda

James Earl Jones Charms Driving Miss Daisy Fans Kathie Lee & Hoda

Think a winter storm could keep Driving Miss Daisy star James Earl Jones away from the Today studio in New York's Rockefeller Center? “I’m from Michigan!” the star reminded co-hosts Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb during a February 2 visit to the morning chat show. Jones spoke of his love for Alfred Uhry’s hit play and ...

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On His 80th Birthday, Daisy Star James Earl Jones Celebrates the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

On His 80th Birthday, Daisy Star James Earl Jones Celebrates the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
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Let’s sing a belated chorus of “Happy Birthday” to James Earl Jones, the towering star of Driving Miss Daisy! Appropriately enough, the great actor’s 80th birthday fell on January 17, when America was celebrating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Jones began his special day at an event held at Dr. King’s eponymous high school ...

Courtney B. Vance, Angela Bassett & Daniel Beaty Hitch a Ride to Driving Miss Daisy

Courtney B. Vance, Angela Bassett & Daniel Beaty Hitch a Ride to Driving Miss Daisy
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It was a happy Fences reunion on January 7 for Courtney B. Vance and his Tony-winning former stage dad James Earl Jones after a performance of the hit Broadway revival of Driving Miss Daisy. Accompanied by his actress wife, Angela Bassett, Vance congratulated Jones and co-star Boyd Gaines backstage, then posed for photos with Jones and his real-life son, Flynn ...

Angela Bassett and Courtney B. Vance Share a Warm Daisy Reunion with James Earl Jones

Angela Bassett and Courtney B. Vance Share a Warm Daisy Reunion with James Earl Jones

In the spring on 1987, James Earl Jones and Courtney B. Vance teamed up as father and son in the unforgettable Broadway premiere of August Wilson’s Fences. (Jones won the Best Actor Tony Award; Vance was nominated in the Featured Actor category.) Almost 23 years later, the former co-stars and Vance’s actress wife, Angela Bassett, had a happy ...

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