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Miriam Hopkins and Darth Vader

Thursday, December 8th, 2011


Miriam Hopkins and Darth Vader



What is the connection between Miriam Hopkins and Darth Vader of Star Wars?



Hurray for Google! The majority of answers were correct. In 1936, Miriam went to England and appeared in a film for Alexander Korda called Men Are Not Gods. Her costars were Gertrude Lawrence and Sebastian Shaw. They were involved in a love triangle with both women in love with him. In the film Shaw was married to Lawrence and had a clandestine affair with Miriam.


Shaw continued to do occasional films but mostly was seen on stage and television. In 1983, George Lucas chose him to play the unmasked and dying, Darth Vader. He was credited as Anakin Skywalker, and was also seen as his spirit in a vision to his son, Luke.



Miriam day-dreams of Darth Vader