A Jedi Makeup Master, He Was
Sadly noted – the passing of Stuart Freeborn, the makeup artist for Star Wars. The creator of the look of Yoda, Chewbacca and all the other characters, died on February 6th at age 98.
He said that he based Yoda on a combination of Albert Einstein, and himself. That may have been a little cheeky, but the result is endearing.