Celebrity Birthday of the Day – April 2

Alec Guinness has appeared in such classic films as Great Expectations, Oliver Twist, To Paris With Love, The Bridge on the River Kwai, Lawrence of Arabia, and Doctor Zhivago. Unfortunately, he will always be remembered as Obi-Wan Kenobi in the original Star Wars trilogy. I say unfortunately because legend has it that he absolutely hated working on those films. So much so, in fact, that Obi-Wan’s death was apparently his idea to limit his involvement in the films. He claimed to have thrown out all Star Wars-related fan mail without opening it, up until his death in 2000.

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