The 'Robot' is dead

Robot actor Bob May died over the weekend.
Written by Richard Koman, Contributor

Bob May, who played the beloved Robot on "Lost in Space" died at the age of 69, AP reports.

June Lockhart, who played Mrs. Robinson, recalls:

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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