Diamonds Are Forever

Birthday of Bruce Glover from Diamonds Are Forever [1932]

May 2nd, 2017 by

Bruce Glover, who played the assassin Mr Wint in Diamonds Are Forever, was born in Chicago, Illinois on 2nd May 1932. Photo: Diamonds Are Forever by Mieremet, Rob / Anefo – Nationaal Archief. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 nl.

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Birthday of Bruce Cabot from Diamonds Are Forever [1904]

April 20th, 2017 by

Bruce Cabot, who played Bert Saxby in Diamonds Are Forever, was born in California on 20th April 1904. The film was to be his last role and he died in 1972. Photo: Bruce Cabot in Sinners in Paradise. Licensed under Public Domain.

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Anniversary of Diamonds Are Forever publication in UK [1956]

March 26th, 2017 by

James Bond is sent to the United States to infiltrate and stop a diamond smuggling operation run by the Spangled Mob.

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Birthday of Plenty O’Toole actress Lana Wood [1946]

March 1st, 2017 by

Lana Wood, who played Plenty O’Toole in Diamonds Are Forever (1971) was born in Santa Monica on 1st March 1946, the younger sister of Natalie Wood. Wood’s first big break came when she landed the role of Sandy Webber in the TV soap Peyton Place, but it was after appearing in Playboy that she came to the attention of […]

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Birthday of Putter Smith from Diamonds Are Forever [1941]

January 19th, 2017 by

Patrick “Putter” Smith who played Mr Kidd alongside Bruce Glover as Mr Wint in Diamonds Are Forever, was born in California on 19th January 1941. Smith was invited to play Mr Kidd by Harry Saltzman, who saw him playing bass at a jazz show. Although most widely known for his role as the gay hit-man his main […]

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Anniversary of UK premiere of Diamonds Are Forever [1971]

December 30th, 2016 by

Diamonds Are Forever was premiered at the Odeon Leicester Square on 30th December 1971.

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Anniversary of US premiere of Diamonds Are Forever [1971]

December 17th, 2016 by

Diamonds Are Forever, which marked both Sean Connery’s return to the series and exit from the EON series, premiered in the United States on 17th December 1971 at New York’s DeMille theater.

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Birthday of Leonard Barr from Diamonds Are Forever [1903]

September 27th, 2016 by

Leonard Barr, who played Shady Tree in Diamonds Are Forever, was born in West Virginia on 27th September 1903. Barr was Dean Martin’s uncle, and with his help attained a degree of success as a stand-up comedian and actor towards the end of his career.

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Birthday of Blofeld actor Charles Gray [1928]

August 29th, 2016 by

Charles Gray, who played Dikko Henderson in You Only Live Twice and Ernst Stavro Blofeld in Diamonds Are Forever, was born in Bournemouth on 29th August 1928. Photo: Charles Gray. Used under fair use provisions.

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Birthday of Sean Connery [1930]

August 25th, 2016 by

Sean Connery, who played James Bond in six films by Eon Productions as well as Kevin McClory’s Thunderball remake, Never Say Never Again, was born in Edinburgh on 25th August 1930. For many fans Connery has never been bettered in the role of 007, bringing to the role the right balance between toughness and wit. Photo: Sean Connery by Georges […]

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