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Born: August 24, 1934 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Birmingham, England, GB Profession: Cast ...
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1950:
Started his performing career at the age of 16, when he joined Burton Lester's Midgets
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Joined Billy Smart's Circus as a clown and shadow Ringmaster
1960:
Made feature debut as a Dwarf in "Circus of Horrors"
1977:
Played the loveable android R2D2 in George Lucas' record-breaking sci-fi fantasy "Star Wars"
1980:
Appeared as a Dwarf in the sci-fi feature "Flash Gordon," adapted from the 1930's comic strip
1980:
Cast as the Plumed Dwarf, opposite John Hurt in David Lynch's "The Elephant Man"
1980:
Reprised role of R2D2 in "Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back"
1981:
Starred as Fidgit in Terry Gilliam's "Time Bandits," with Sean Connery and John Cleese
1983:
Appeared in a dual role as the Ewok, 'Paploo' and R2D2 in "Star Wars, Episode VI: Return of the Jedi"
1984:
Cast as Parody Commendatore in the academy award winning film "Amadeus"
1986:
Played a Village Goblin in the Jim Henson directed "Labyrinth," starring David Bowie Bowie and Jennifer Connelly
1997:
Toured Britain as a one man comedy tour called "Kenny Baker"
1999:
Reprised role of R2D2 in "Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace"
2002:
Once again portrayed R2D2 in "Star Wars: Episode II: Attack of the Clones"
2005:
Returned as R2D2 in the final installment of the Star Wars series' "Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith"

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