Erik Bauersfeld

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Erik Bauersfeld
Born28 June 1922
Died3 April 2016 (aged 93)
OccupationRadio dramatist, voice actor
Years active1961–2015

Erik Bauersfeld (28 June 1922 – 3 April 2016) was an American radio dramatist and voice actor. He was known for his roles as Admiral Ackbar and Bib Fortuna in the third movie of the original Star Wars trilogy, Return of the Jedi (1983).[1] He reprised his role as the voice of Admiral Ackbar in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015).[2]

Bauersfeld died at his home in Berkeley, California, on 3 April 2016, at the age of 93.[3][4]

References[change | change source]

  1. Hartlaub, Peter (July 14, 2015). "Let this 93-year-old voice Admiral Ackbar in the new "Star Wars"". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved December 22, 2015.
  2. Adam Withnall (5 April 2016). "Admiral Ackbar voice actor Erik Bauersfeld dies aged 93". independent.co.uk. The Independent. Retrieved 9 April 2016.
  3. Hayden, Erik (April 4, 2016). "Erik Bauersfeld, Admiral Ackbar Voice Actor in 'Star Wars' Films, Dies at 93". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved April 4, 2016.
  4. "Erik Bauersfeld, who immortalized, 'It's a trap' as Admiral Ackbar in Star Wars, dies". theguardian.com. The Guardian. 5 April 2016. Retrieved 9 April 2016.