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Lost In Space Robot, Bob May Dies At 69  
User currently offlinePHLBOS From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 7513 posts, RR: 23
Posted (5 years 7 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2861 times:

Although his name did not appear in the show's opening and closing credits, most Lost In Space fans know that he was the robot but not the voice; Dick Tufeld was the voice.

http://www.keprtv.com/news/entertainment/37869774.html

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"He always said he got the job because he fit in the robot suit," said June Lockhart, who played family matriarch Maureen Robinson.
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Although May didn't provide the robot's distinctive voice (that was done by announcer Dick Tufeld)
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He was particularly fond of his Robot role, once saying he came to consider the suit a "home away from home."

Lockhart said May wore the suit for hours at a time and learned the lines of every actor in the show so he would know when to respond to their cues. Because it wasn't easy to get in and out of the suit, he kept it on during breaks.

"He was a smoker," Lockhart remembered. "From time to time (when he was on a break), we'd see smoke coming out of the robot. That always amused us."





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User currently offlineDavid L From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 9524 posts, RR: 42
Reply 1, posted (5 years 7 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2837 times:

I grew up on a diet of the Lost in Space and Thunderbirds TV series. Fortunately, I missed the later episodes of the former that seem to have become outrageously stupid. Still, how is Will Robinson to know he's in danger now without the robot flailing its arms?  Sad

User currently offlineZANL188 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 3516 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 7 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2802 times:
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User currently offlineFridgmus From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 1442 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (5 years 7 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2760 times:
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Thank you for being a great part of my childhood.

Rest in Peace Bob May tombstone 

"Danger Will Robinson, Danger"



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User currently offlinePHLBOS From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 7513 posts, RR: 23
Reply 4, posted (5 years 7 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2755 times:



Quoting Fridgmus (Reply 3):
"Danger Will Robinson, Danger"

Not to split hairs here but the voice of the robot was actually (Dick) Tufeld's; May was the man behind the flailing arms associated with robot's "Warning! Warning!" "Danger! Danger!" statements.



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User currently offlineFridgmus From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 1442 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (5 years 7 months 23 hours ago) and read 2699 times:
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Quoting PHLBOS (Reply 4):

Those of us that are fans are well aware of that, plus you mentioned that in your opener, but I can't separate the two gentlemen, nor do I want to. To me, and I'm willing to bet a lot of others, The Robot will always be one character.

I feel the same way about Dick Tufeld as I do about Bob May!

I hope I made sense! smile 

Just my opinion.



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