Legendary L.A. Puppeteer on Stage and Screen Bob Baker Dies at 90

November 28, 2014 11:13 PM

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His marionette performances were featured in 'Bedknobs and Broomsticks,' 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind' and 'A Star Is Born'

Bob Baker — the legendary puppeteer of stage and screen, and co-founder of the Bob Baker Marionette Theater, the oldest and longest running children’s theater company in Los Angeles and in the world — died Friday of natural causes. He was 90.

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