Kenny Baker, R2-D2 Actor in ‘Star Wars’ Films, Dies at 81

  • Known for on-screen rivalry with gold humanoid robot C-3PO
  • Also had roles in ‘Elephant Man,’ Oscar-winning ‘Amadeus’

Kenny Baker, the diminutive English actor who climbed inside a robot shell to play the part of R2-D2 in the “Star Wars” film series, has died. He was 81.

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