Monday, January 19, 2009


A recent article in SF Signal:

Sad news...

Yahoo and others are reporting that Bob May has passed away at 69.

May was known to SciFi fans as The Robot in the Lost in Space television series from the 1960s.

From the Yahoo article

  • "He always said he got the job because he fit in the robot suit," said June Lockhart, who played family matriarch Maureen Robinson. "It was one of those wonderful Hollywood stories. He just happened to be on the studio lot when someone saw him and sent him to see Irwin Allen about the part. Allen said, 'If you can fit in the suit, you've got the job.'"
This was not the only time he worked with Allen however or in the genre. May appeared in a Time Tunnel episode as well - playing of all thing Adolf Hitler in the episode called "The Kidnappers".

Bob May's home page Wiki page

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