Although born in Wales, Baker spent most of his formative years in England since his parents moved to London in the mid-1930s.
Baker served in the Royal Army Service Corps from 1946-1948.
I'm a dedicated Socialist first of all, I suppose, because ... I saw the things that happened to ... my family, and to the people around me. That sort of existence must stay in your mind.
It's impossible to direct yourself in a movie.
He was awarded the freedom of Ferndale, and in a ceremony which he attended in 1970, the local council placed a plaque on the house where he was born.
His father lost a leg in an accident in the mine and was thereafter unemployed until the Second World War took men away into the services. His elder brother Freddie, a miner, died of pneumoconiosis early in 1976 after many years of debilitation and sickness
He formed Diamond Films for the making of Zulú (1964). And later Oakhurst Productions.
Actor, film producer
Age: 49 (age at death)
Born: 8th February, 2015, Ferndale, Rhondda, Wales, U.K.
Died: 28th June, 1976, Malaga, Andalucia, Spain
Height: 5' 10" (178 cm)
Sir William Stanley Baker (28 February 1928 – 28 June 1976) was a Welsh actor and film producer. Wikipedia
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