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Movie sword-fight master Bob Anderson dies at 89

January 3, 2012 • Entertainment


In this Sept 2009 photo made available by Leon Hill, Bob Anderson attends the diamond jubilee celebrations of the British Academy of Fencing in Warwick, England. The Olympic fencer and movie sword master appeared in some of film’s most famous dueling scenes _ though few viewers knew it. Anderson who worked with actors from Errol Flynn to Antonio Banderas during five decades as a sword master, fight director and stunt performer, including light saber action scenes in two Star Wars movies, died early New Year’s Day at an English hospital, it was announced Monday Jan. 2 2012. (AP Photo/ Leon Hill)

LONDON (AP) — Olympic fencer and movie sword master Bob Anderson appeared in some of film’s most famous dueling scenes — though few viewers knew it.

Anderson, who has died at age 89, donned Darth Vader’s black helmet and fought light saber battles in two of the three original “Star Wars” films, “The Login to read more

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