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Darth Vader stand-in Bob Anderson dies

Updated: January 2, 2012, 10:44 AM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- 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 Empire Strikes Back" and "Return of the Jedi."

Anderson, who worked with actors from Errol Flynn to Antonio Banderas during five decades as a sword master, fight director and stunt performer, ...

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