R2-D2 Actor Kenny Baker Passes Away

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Kenny Baker’s face might be the most recognizable in Hollywood, but the character he is famous for playing is probably one of the most recognizable in movie history, R2-D2.  Baker who was only 3 foot 8 began his career in entertainment at the age of 16 in 1950 as a clown and was originally reluctant to take the role of R2 but seeing that Sir Alec Guinness was in the movie convinced him that the movie must be good is such an acclaimed actor was in it.

Baker will truly be missed by family and friends, he was 81 when he passed.

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