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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?
Kenny Baker's death was caused by chronic condition.
|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’ve always been a cabaret-vaudeville artist – an hourlong cabaret and a floor show in a hotel – somebody like that. That’s my main forte.Kenny Baker
I didn’t really get involved too heavily with being an actual film person.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
There are not very many opportunities for little people in the industry. There are small parts and character parts, but we don’t get the girl-at-the-end-of-the-film kind of parts… but I was quite happy with what I was doing.Kenny Baker
There just aren’t many little guys who are good actors. They don’t get the training; they don’t go to RADA. There just aren’t the parts for dwarfs, and if you like it or not, you’re typecast as a dwarf.Kenny Baker