Mark Hamill
Celebrity birthdays for the week of Sept. 25-Oct. 1:

Sept. 25: Newswoman Barbara Walters is 93. Singer Ian Tyson of Ian and Sylvia is 89.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jimmy Kimmel and YouTube personality and engineer Mark Rober will host an online fundraiser to benefit those with autism.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jeremy Bulloch, the English actor who first donned a helmet, cape and jetpack to play Boba Fett in the original “Star Wars” trilogy, died Thursday.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The Force was strong enough at an Arizona store to reunite Luke Skywalker with his long-lost vinyl record.
GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — A 10-year-old Mississippi girl with a rare chronic illness was able to attend the latest “Star Wars” premiere.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Audiences rose to their feet giving the latest “Star Wars” film a standing ovation after the credits rolled at the ending of the franchise’s third trilogy.
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Auschwitz-Birkenau memorial museum has reached 1 million followers on social media and is hailing that milestone as it works to educate the world about the crimes committed by Nazi forces during World War II.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — John Lithgow joined the growing list of actors who have taken on the role of President Donald Trump, portraying the world leader in a live reading of former special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of Trump’s 2016 campaign.
“No one is ever really gone,” says the voice of Luke Skywalker in the first teaser trailer for “Star Wars: Episode IX,” which audiences finally learned will be called “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” Friday at a fan event in Chicago.
CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the unveiling of details about the final installment of the third “Star Wars” trilogy at the Star Wars Celebration being held this weekend in Chicago (all times local):
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Zoo’s names for three baby otters have fans joining the light side, including one well-known “Star Wars” alumnus.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stan Lee’s devoted fans will have a chance to mourn him alongside his friends, family and co-creators at a memorial in Hollywood on Jan. 30, organizers announced Wednesday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Carrie Fisher is not done with “Star Wars” after all — Lucasfilm says unreleased footage of the actress will be used in the next installment of the “Star Wars” saga to draw her character’s story to an end.
Billy Dee Williams returning to play Lando in Star Wars: Episode IX, report says

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Break out the cape. Lando’s back.
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke University has announced that two lemurs were born in recent weeks at its facility dedicated to the study and care of the endangered mammals.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kobe Bryant is a winner in retirement, too.

The former Los Angeles Lakers star won an Oscar in the animated short category for “Dear Basketball,” a poem he wrote after ending his 20-year career on the court in 2016.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Wes Studi will take the stage at Sunday’s Oscars to present an award. But the actor, among the few Native Americans included in the ceremony’s 90-year history, has reason to feel like a winner.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sandra Bullock, Dave Chappelle, Christopher Walken, Rita Moreno and Helen Mirren are among the latest slate of stars set to appear on the 90th Academy Awards.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Wonder Woman and Luke Skywalker will be at the Academy Awards — or at least the actors who play them onscreen.
KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) — It turns out that the galaxy far, far away of “Star Wars” legend is quite close by in the Klamath Basin, as Luke Skywalker’s aunt is alive and well living in Klamath Falls.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — There were cheers, gasps, droid photo opportunities, casino games and more than a few standing ovations at the jam-packed world premiere of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” Saturday night in Los Angeles, which many are already praising online.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Carrie Fisher may have been the “madcap Auntie Mame” to Mark Hamill’s “square” homebody, but despite their differences, the Star Wars siblings got along famously right till the end.
Mark Hamill believes Carrie Fisher is “irreplaceable”.

The 65-year-old actor and Carrie starred alongside one another in the ‘Star Wars’ franchise and Mark - who plays the part of Luke Skywalker - has admitted he’s still coming to terms with the passing of Carrie, who died in December after she stopped breathing on board a Trans-Atlantic flight.
Tom Holland was shocked that Mark Hamill wanted to meet him at the premiere of ‘Captain America: Civil War’.
Mark Hamill collects cereal boxes.

The ‘Star Wars’ actor admits his collection of breakfast food packaging drives his wife Marilou York - with whom he has grown-up children Nathan, Griffin, and Chelsea - “crazy” because it takes up so much space.
Mark Hamill says part of him “fell in love” with Carrie Fisher.

The ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ actor admitted he had fallen for the late actress and his co-star - who passed away in December 2016 after suffering a heart attack - at one point in his life and says he was “under her spell”.
Mark Hamill will trade ‘Star Wars’ secrets for information about ‘Frozen 2'.

The 65-year-old actor - who plays Luke Skywalker in the science fiction franchise - has been sworn to secrecy about the details of ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’, the latest instalment in the film series but quipped he would be willing to give out spoilers if he could find out how the sequel to animated
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.