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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 24 August 1934Birmingham, England, UK
Date of Death 13 August 2016Preston, Lancashire, England, UK
Birth NameKenneth George Baker
Height 3' 8" (1.12 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Kenny Baker was born on August 24, 1934 in Birmingham, England as Kenneth George Baker. He was an actor, known for Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977), Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983). He was married to Eileen Baker. He died on August 13, 2016 in Preston, Lancashire, England.

Spouse (1)

Eileen Baker (1970 - 1993) (her death) (2 children)

Trade Mark (3)

Short stature
Thick English accent
Best known as R2D2 from the Star Wars films

Trivia (6)

He and Anthony Daniels are the only actors to have a role in all seven Star Wars movies. However, Baker worked only as an uncredited consultant in the seventh film while Daniels actually appeared in all seven films.
Children with Eileen Baker did not inherit their parents' dwarfism.
He now lives in Ashton, Preston in the north west of England. [January 2005]
(1997-) Tours as a one man stand-up comedy show called "Kenny Baker".
As of 2016, has appeared in three films that were nominated for the Best Picture Oscar: Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977), The Elephant Man (1980) and Amadeus (1984), with the latter winning in the category.
He was the son of Ethel (Heath) and Harold G. Baker.

Personal Quotes (4)

I skated in ice shows all over Europe and South Africa for 20 years. I love to ice skate.
I've been in show business for 50, no, 60 years. I was approached in school to join a variety act.
I started out Ice skating with 'Holiday On Ice' and just got offered the part of R2 by chance.
[on Anthony Daniels] Anthony doesn't mix at all-he keeps himself to himself. He never wants to have a drink with any of us. Once when I said hello to him he just turned his back on me and said, 'Can't you see I'm having a conversation?' I was blazing with rage. It was the rudest thing anyone had ever done to me. I was furious. It was unbelievable.

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