Kenny Baker Overview

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Born: August 24, 1934

Standing at just 3 feet and 8 inches tall, Kenneth George “Kenny” Baker is best known for portraying R2-D2 in the Star Wars movie franchise. Although Kenny was born with dwarfism, his parents — pianist and dressmaker Ethel, and artist, musician and draftsman Harold Baker – were of average height. Kenny was born in Birmingham, England, but was eventually sent to a boarding school for disabled children in Sevenoaks, Kent, and cared for by a Christian charity called Shaftesbury Society. He was... See All


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