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

November 28, 2014 11:13 PM

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

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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