Peter Mayhew, the 7foot 3inch tall actor who played Chewbacca the Wookie, has died.
Is there anyone, Star Wars fan or not, who doesn’t know who Chewie is?
My late husband Jerry wasn’t a big movie buff, but he loved Star Wars and loved Chewbacca, the gentle giant.
There are certain iconic roles that are simply part of film culture, and that few of us who love movies would fail to recognize: Judy Garland in the Wizard of Oz. Humphrey Bogart in Casablanca. Clark Gable in Gone with the Wind. Marlon Brando in On the Waterfront and The Godfather. Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s and for those of us who are or were Catholic, The Nun’s Story. Jodie Foster in Silence of the Lambs. Faye Dunaway in Bonnie and Clyde. Anne Bancroft in The Graduate.
Here’s to you, Mrs. Robinson.
Indelible part of film culture.
Who’s on your list?