Died Today (December 23rd): Sebastian Shaw (1905–1994)

sebastianshaw.jpgSebastian Shaw (1905–1994)

Born: May 29, 1905 in Holt, Norfolk, England, UK
Died: December 23, 1994 (age 89) in Brighton, East Sussex, England, UK

Married to: Margaret Delamere (1929 – 1956) (her death) (1 child)

In a 1987 interview, he revealed that, while under consideration for Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi (1983), he was not informed about the role of Anakin Skywalker until the producers were certain that he would be playing the character. Because the role was being kept a secret during production of the movie, he was under contract not to disclose it to anyone. He honored that deal, and after the film’s release, he was finally permitted to talk about his role. Despite the fact that the role was only two minutes long with only 24 words of dialogue, Shaw enjoyed the experience which earned him legions of young fans and found having an action figure made in his likeness oddly flattering.

 

 

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