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Brethren, Michigan: James Earl Jones: Stutter-Free

Darth Vader's voice would have been very different if James Earl Jones hadn't been taught to stop stuttering. Statues of Jones and his English teacher mark the spot where it happened.

4400 N. High Bridge Rd, Brethren, MI
In town, on the west side of N. High Bridge Rd, outside the Kaleva Norman Dickson Schools.
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James Earl Jones and Mentor Statues.

James Earl Jones and Mentor Statues

"Mentorship Can Be Life Changing" statues depict actor James Earl Jones and mentor Donald Crouch, who helped him overcome his stutter.

[Jonathan Katje, 03/02/2024]

The sculpture, by Bernadette Zachara-Marcos, stands outside the school where Jones received his mentoring.

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