The world of entertainment said goodbye to some legends in 2019 — from ebullient musical comedy star Carol Channing to Carol Spinney, the man behind Big Bird.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Peter Mayhew, the towering actor who donned a huge, furry costume to give life to the rugged-and-beloved character of Chewbacca in the original "Star Wars" trilogy and two other...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Reaction to the death of Peter Mayhew, who played Chewbacca in five "Star Wars" films and was beloved by the franchise's fans.
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — He fought in epic battles against the galactic empire. Now an actor who portrayed "Star Wars" legend Chewbacca is fighting for Venezuela's poor with an online fundraising campaign whose proceeds will benefit a charity feeding underprivileged children in the crisis-wracked South American nation.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati is getting the Wookiee treatment this fall.
Peter Mayhew, who played Chewbacca in the "Star Wars" series, will be at the Cincinnati Comic Expo taking place Sept. 14-16.
At 7 feet, 2 inches, the actor towered over other characters as Han Solo's co-pilot in the first film "Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope."
New Chewbacca actor on learning from Peter Mayhew
How do you celebrate 40 years of "Star Wars" in 90 minutes?
With a surprise Harrison Ford appearance, a touching Carrie Fisher tribute, a John Williams performance and a fair amount of jokes about George Lucas' dialogue, of course.
Attendees at Star Wars Celebration were treated to that and more Thursday in Orlando, Florida, at the kick-off of the four-day fan event marking the anniversary of Lucas' space saga.
Star Wars Co-Star: Fisher Was ‘One of the Boys’
Reactions to Tuesday's death of Carrie Fisher:
— "no words #Devastated" — Mark Hamill, on Twitter.
— "Carrie was one-of-a-kind.brilliant, original. Funny and emotionally fearless. She lived her life, bravely...My thoughts are with her daughter Billie, her mother Debbie, her brother Todd, and her many friends. We will all miss her." — Harrison Ford, in a statement.