Kenny Baker R2-D2 Autographed Star Wars Photograph 8×10

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Authentic Kenny Baker R2-D2 Autographed Star Wars Photograph 8×10″ signed in silver marker. Image shows R2-D2 alongside Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker)

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Kenny Baker R2-D2 Autographed Star Wars Photograph 8×10

Authentic Kenny Baker R2-D2 Autographed Star Wars Photograph 8×10″ signed in silver marker. Image shows R2-D2 alongside Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker)

 

 

Kenny Baker (August 24, 1934 – August 13, 2016) a British actor best known as the man inside of R2-D2 in the Star Wars film series.

Baker, at 3 feet, 8 inches (112 cm) tall, a circus and cabaret performer with entertainer Jack Purvis when George Lucas hired him to be the man inside R2-D2 in Star Wars in 1977. Though both he and his wife have dwarfism, their two sons do not. Baker appears in the first six theatrical Star Wars films; although stock footage used for much of R2-D2’s role in Revenge of the Sith. Baker played an additional role in 1983’s Return of the Jedi as Paploo; the Ewok who stole an Imperial speeder bike. He originally going to play Wicket W. Warrick, but he fell ill, and that role handed over to eleven-year-old Warwick Davis.

In Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens, Baker was credited as “R2 Consultant.” Authentic Kenny Baker R2-D2 autographed star wars. Today in the movie represented by actor Jimmy Vee.

Baker had also worked with George Lucas outside of the Star Wars films; with an uncredited role as a Nelwyn band member in Willow; as well as a role as the Goblin Corps in Labyrinth.

Sadly, Kenny Baker autograph hospitalized on April 9; 2008 because of a “mystery illness;” and on August 13, 2016, passed away at the age of 81, 11 days before his 82nd birthday.

 

Videos of autograph: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOQbVPiK2Nk

 

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