You would prefer another target, a military target? Then name the system!
– Grand Moff Tarkin, A New Hope
Today we remember Peter Cushing who died 1994 at age 81 (born 1913)
Peter Cushing was born in England, UK and played Grand Moff Tarkin in A New Hope. He is also famous for playing Van Helsing, Frankenstein, Dracula, Dr Who and Sherlock Holmes among a lot of other. Read more about Peter Cushing and his work at his official website.
Grand Moff (Wilhuff) Tarkin was an Imperial governor and a brilliant and ruthless tactician. He died when the first Death Star was destroyed.