The Man Behind (Inside) Robot from Lost in Space Dies

Posted on 20/01/2013 by wcox in Industry

Bob May, the actor that played "Robot" from the original Lost in Space TV show has died. He died at the age of 69 from congestive heart failure. Lost in Space debuted in 1965, and is a retelling of the Swiss Family Robinson story, in space. Apparently May got the part because, " ... he fit in the robot suit".

May wore the suit for hours at a time and learned the lines of every actor in the show so he would know when to respond to their cues. Because it wasn't easy to get in and out of the suit, he kept it on during breaks.

RIP, Mr. May.

[Via BoingBoing]

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