Kenny Baker signed Star Wars Magazine R2-D2 Star Wars

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Kenny Baker signed Star Wars Magazine
Stunning magazine from 1998 hand signed by Kenny Baker in blue marker adding R2-D2 underneath his signature.

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.

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Kenny Baker signed Star Wars Magazine R2-D2 Star Wars

Authentic Kenny Baker signed Star Wars Magazine from 1998 hand signed in blue marker adding R2-D2 underneath his signature.

 

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.” R2-D2 in the movie was 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 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 autographs: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCny3VzshwtrEjcZaqi8tb3g/videos

 

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