Happy Birthday: Alec Guinness (1914–2000)

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Alec Guinness (1914–2000).jpgAlec Guinness (1914–2000)

Born: April 2, 1914 in Marylebone, London, England, UK
Died: August 5, 2000 (age 86) in Midhurst, Sussex, England, UK

Married to: Merula Salaman (20 June 1938 – 5 August 2000) (his death) (1 child)

Reportedly hated working on Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977) so much, Guinness claims that Obi-Wan’s death was his idea as a means to limit his involvement in the film. Guinness also claims to throw away all Star Wars related fan mail without even opening them.

[Asked if Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977) had made him a fortune]: Yes, blessed be Star Wars. But two-thirds of that went to the Inland Revenue and a sizable sum on VAT. No complaints. Let me leave it by saying I can live for the rest of my life in the reasonably modest way I am now used to…

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