Your tip
RadarOnlineRadarOnline
BREAKING NEWS

The Original Iron Man Gone

Jan. 19 2009, Published 1:10 p.m. ET

Link to FacebookShare to XShare to Email
Getting your Trinity Audio player ready...

One of the most beloved performers in TV history died.

Stuntman Bob May died of heart failure on Sunday. He was 69 and is best known for having worn the suit of "The Robot" in the beloved TV series Lost in Space, which debuted in 1965. No one could wiggle their tubular arms like May.

"It was one of those wonderful Hollywood stories," said June Lockhart, who starred as "mom" Maureen Robinson. "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."'

MORE ON:
Breaking News
Article continues below advertisement

Unfortunately, she added, "He was a smoker." During breaks, she recalled, "we'd see smoke coming out of the robot. That always amused us."

Though May made the robot move, he didn't make it talk. The famed voice was provided by announcer Dick Tufeld.

Advertisement

DAILY. BREAKING. CELEBRITY NEWS. ALL FREE.

More From Radar Online

    Opt-out of personalized ads

    © Copyright 2024 RADAR ONLINE™️. A DIVISION OF MYSTIFY ENTERTAINMENT NETWORK INC. RADAR ONLINE is a registered trademark. All rights reserved. Registration on or use of this site constitutes acceptance of our Terms of Service, Privacy Policy and Cookies Policy. People may receive compensation for some links to products and services. Offers may be subject to change without notice.