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James Earl Jones to get Tony Award for lifetime achievement

NEW YORK — Two-time Tony Award winner James Earl Jones will soon get a third — for lifetime achievement.

The Tony Awards Administration Committee said Thursday that Jones will receive the Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement on June 11 at the Tony Awards.

Jones, the voice of Darth Vader and Mufasa from Disney’s “The Lion King,” has won Tonys for “The Great White Hope” and “Fences.” His Broadway credits also include “On Golden Pond,” “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,” “Driving Miss Daisy,” “The Best Man” and “The Gin Game.”

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