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– A jawa, A New Hope

Today we celebrate Tiffany L. Kurtz at her 46th birthday (born 1969)

Tiffany L. Kurtz was born in California, USA and played a jawa, Hoth Rebel and a Bespin citizen in A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back.

Her father, Gary Kurtz, is the producer of A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back. Tiffany was eight years old when A New Hope was filmed and probably because of her father she and her three years older sister got to play jawas. Tiffany was an extra also for The Empire Strikes Back where she played a Hoth Rebel and a Bespin citizen. After that she preferred to make her career behind the camera instead of in front of it.

Jawas are meter-tall scavengers living in the desert on Tatooine. They scurry around like rats completely hidden behind rough robes and with glowing yellow eyes.

Despite the impression that they are everywhere there ar no more than eight jawas in the movie (and in the credits).