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Obituary: Debbie Lee Carrington, 58, actress who portrayed Ewoks in ROTJ and Caravan of Courage


It was reported this weekend that actress Debbie Lee Carrington has sadly become one with the Force. Carrington was a successful actress who most notably played Ewok Romba in Return of the Jedi and Weechee Warrick in Caravan of Courage: An Ewok Adventure. She also played roles in other George Lucas productions including Howard the Duck. Footage of her role in Episode VI was used in the 2004 video game Battlefront, according to her Wookiepedia profile.

Her Caravan of Courage character Weechee was the brother of Wicket the Ewok and had numerous appearances throughout the Expanded Universe, including the two Ewok movies and the 1980's Ewoks comics:

Star Wars: Ewoks—"The Cries of the Trees"

Star Wars: Ewoks—"The Haunted Village"

Star Wars: Ewoks—"To Save Deej"

Star Wars: Ewoks—"The Tree of Light"

Star Wars: Ewoks—"Asha" (Picture only)

Star Wars: Ewoks—"Home is Where the Shrieks Are" (Picture only)

Star Wars: Ewoks—"Princess Latara" (Picture only)

Star Wars: Ewoks—"Night of the Stranger"

Star Wars: Ewoks—"Horville's Hut of Horrors"

Star Wars: Ewoks—"Bringing Up Norky"

Star Wars: Ewoks—"Malani the Warrior"

Star Wars: Ewoks—"Battle for the Sunstar"

Star Wars: Ewoks—Shadows of Endor

Caravan of Courage: An Ewok Adventure (First appearance)

Ewoks: The Battle for Endor

Image from the unproduced Weechee action figure

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