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British actor who played R2-D2 in the Star Wars films. He also played Paploo, an Ewok who steals a speeder bike, in Return of the Jedi.
He was married to Eileen Baker from 1970 until her death in 1993. Neither of their two children have dwarfism.
How did Kenny Baker die?
|Cause of death||Chronic Condition|
|Age of death||81 years|
|Birthday||August 24, 1934|
|Death date||August 13, 2016|
|Place of death||Preston, United Kingdom|
|Place of burial||Lancashire, England|
I miss being able to play my instruments – I’m too much of a physical wreck these days. Playing the vibraphone gives me backache, leg ache, and everything-else ache, and the asthma means I no longer have enough puff to play harmonica.Kenny Baker
I’ve been in show business for 50, no, 60 years. I was approached in school to join a variety act.Kenny Baker
I used to tour the theatres and clubs with an 18-foot luxury caravan strapped to the back of my Roller – it was a damn site more comfortable than most hotels.Kenny Baker
I do enjoy doing pantomime at Christmas. If I didn’t do it, I’d feel as though I was missing something.Kenny Baker
I started performing in 1950 at the age of 16 when I joined the Burton Lester’s Midgets as a performer. Shortly after, I became a DJ with Mecca Organization before joining Billy Smart’s Circus as a clown and shadow Ringmaster.Kenny Baker