Robby the Robot

Robby the Robot

ACTOR

Robby was the brainchild of, and designed by industrial designer, Japanese-American engineer Robert Kinoshita. It was built in mid-1955 by the MGM prop department, at a reported cost of $125,000, to 'star' in the epic science fiction classic Forbidden Planet (1956) and its B-movie followup The Invisible Boy (1957) a year later. Robby the Robot has become one of the most popular robot icons in the history of movies and media, as recognizable as George Lucas' erstwhile comedy team of R2-D2 and C-3PO who 'co-starred' in his epic sci-fi fantasy Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977).
  • When was
    Robby the Robot born?

    Robby the Robot was born on Friday, July 1, 1955

  • Where was
    Robby the Robot born?

    Robby the Robot was born in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, Culver City, California, USA

  • How old is
    Robby the Robot?

    Robby the Robot is 65

  • How tall is Robby the Robot?

    Robby the Robot is 6'11"(2.11m)


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