Bye Bye Boba

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  1. jackie the jerk

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    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actor Jason Wingreen, who gave voice to Boba Fett in "The Empire Strikes Back" and played bartender Harry on TV's "All in the Family," has died. He was 95.

    Wingreen's longtime manager and friend, James Harty, said Tuesday that Wingreen died of old age on Christmas Day at his home in Los Angeles.

    Born in Brooklyn in 1920, Wingreen's acting career spanned five decades. Besides voicing the bounty hunter Boba Fett in the 1980 "Star Wars" sequel, Wingreen's credits include appearances on "Matlock," ''Seinfeld," ''Star Trek" and "Bonanza." He also appeared in three episodes of Rod Serling's "The Twilight Zone," playing the train conductor in "A Stop at Willoughby."

    Wingreen is survived by his son, a sister and two grandchildren.

    Goodnight funny man
     
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    Spoiler!!
     
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    holy shit I thought he croaked in 2012
     
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    RIP, although I never understood all the Boba Fett love. He had like 3 or 4 lines, and was on screen maybe a total of a minute.
     
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    He was also played by a number of actors.
    Just like Vader was played by lots of people...

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  8. Bro

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    I preferred IG-88 as a bounty hunter myself.

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    IG-88 was a rogue masculine IG-86 sentinel droid who worked as a bounty hunter. Following the Battle of Hoth, he and several other bounty hunters were summoned by Darth Vader to the Executor and hired to track down the Millennium Falcon and her Rebel crew, though it was ultimately IG-88's chief rival, Boba Fett, who collected the bounty after pursuing the Falcon to Bespin.

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    A droid of the IG-series,[2] IG-88 was a chrome war droid standing at almost two meters in height, who turned to bounty hunting,[3] becoming one of the most feared hunters in the galaxy[7]—in part due to the lingering fear of droids, particularly those capable of battle and assassination, from the Clone Wars,[3] and a chief rival to the notorious Boba Fett.[1]

    After the Battle of Hoth, IG-88 answered a call put out by Darth Vader for bounty hunters to track down the Millennium Falcon. He and several other hunters, including Boba Fett and Bossk, assembled aboard the Executor, where Vader detailed the bounty, allowing his chosen hunters to use any methods necessary to capture Han Solo and his companions. Ultimately, Fett captured Solo in Cloud City on Bespin,[4] and delivered the bounty to Jabba Desilijic Tiure on Tatooine.[8]
     
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    Couldn't remember what Harry looked like from All in the Family, had to google for a face.

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    :eek:
     
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    Look at him. Bad ass.
     
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    Ah. That guy!
     
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    I can't believe they're going to make han solo blaeck. Ugh!
     
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    Way of the PC world brah.