Ralph McQuarrie

<a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB003061" title="George Lucas" href="/topic/entertainment/george-lucas-PECLB003061.topic">George Lucas</a> hired Ralph McQuarrie to design the characters for "Star Wars." McQuarrie came up with the look of Darth Vader, C-3PO, R2-D2, the stormtroopers and many other characters. His artwork helped persuade <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORCRP0000017185" title="Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp." href="/topic/economy-business-finance/media-industry/movie-industry/twentieth-century-fox-film-corp.-ORCRP0000017185.topic">20th Century Fox</a> to green-light the film. He was 82. <a href="http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-ralph-mcquarrie-20120306,0,6975644.story"><span class="center_label">Full obituary</span></a><br>
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( Lucasfilm / April 11, 2014 )

George Lucas hired Ralph McQuarrie to design the characters for "Star Wars." McQuarrie came up with the look of Darth Vader, C-3PO, R2-D2, the stormtroopers and many other characters. His artwork helped persuade 20th Century Fox to green-light the film. He was 82. Full obituary

Notable deaths of 2011

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