Robby, the Robot Hits The Big 50
It's hard to believe, but Robby, the Robot turns 50 years old this year. It's even harder to believe that I was all of 11 years old when I first saw him in the 1956 movie: Forbidden Planet. I'm not sure which had a bigger effect on my life - being fascinated by Robby, or developing a life long crush on Anne Francis. Probably... Anne...
"Robby, the Robot has remained the most famous, and adored movie robot of all time. Robby was built in 1955 and made his film debut in 1956 in Forbidden Planet, Hollywood's first multi-million dollar science-fiction epic. In Forbidden Planet, Robby starred alongside Leslie Nielson, Walter Pidgeon and Anne Francis and cost the MGM prop-shop over $125,000 to construct."
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