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James Earl Jones Joins Cast of “Strangelove”

Apr. 18, 1963 - James Earl Jones, 32 years old, has joined the cast of Columbia Pictures’ “Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb,” currently before director Stanley Kubrick’s cameras in London. Jones made his Broadway debut in 1957, and he has appeared on several television shows, including “Guiding Light” and “As the World Turns.” In “Dr. Strangelove,” Jones will play Lieutenant Lothar Zogg, a B-52 bombardier. The film, a satirical look at the nuclear arms race, is loosely based on Peter George’s 1958 thriller novel “Red Alert.” Also in the cast are Peter Sellers (playing three roles), George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden, and Slim Pickens. The film should be ready for release by the end of this year.


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