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Died actor, who played robot R2-D2 in “Star wars”


Died actor, who played robot R2-D2 in “Star wars”
15.08.2016

Kenny Baker, best known for her role astromechanics droid R2-D2 in the Star wars Saga, has died at the age of 83 years.

British actor Kenny Baker, who played the role astromechanics droid R2-D2 in the Star wars Saga, has died at age 83 after a long illness, writes The Guardian.

In recent years, the life of the actor moving in a wheelchair and had lung problems.

Baker was born August 24, 1934 in Birmingham. For the first time the actor has appeared on screen in 1960-m to year, when she performed a cameo role in the movie. Famous Kenny Baker in 1977, when the screens released film of George Lucas’s Star wars. Episode IV: a New hope.

The growth Baker a total of 112 inches, which allowed him to fit in the layout of the robot R2-D2 to play this character in all seven original films. Baker also appeared in such films as the elephant Man of David Lynch and Amadeus Milos Forman.

In 1970, the actor is married to Eileen Baker, and they had two children. Despite the fact that the couple were dwarves, their children, the disease is not passed on.

 

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