Diamonds Are Forever

Birthday of Leonard Barr from Diamonds Are Forever [1903]

September 27th, 2017 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, 2017 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, 2017 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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Birthday of Jill St John from Diamonds Are Forever [1940]

August 19th, 2017 by

Jill St John, who played Tiffany Case in Diamonds Are Forever, was born in Los Angeles on 19th August 1940.

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Birthday of Jimmy Dean from Diamonds Are Forever [1928]

August 10th, 2017 by

Jimmy Dean, who played Willard Whyte in Diamonds Are Forever, was born in Plainview, Texas, US on 10th August 1928. Photo: Jimmy Dean 1966 by William Morris Agency. Licensed under Public Domain.

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DAF actor Joe Robinson dies aged 90

July 11th, 2017 by

The actor and stuntman Joe Robinson died last week at the age of 90. For Bond fans he is best remembered for playing Peter Franks in Diamonds Are Forever (1971). He was 90 years old.  According to Wikipedia, Robinson claimed he was a contender for the Red Grant role in From Russia With Love. Though he […]

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Birthday of Joe Robinson from Diamonds Are Forever [1927]

May 31st, 2017 by

Joe Robinson, who played Peter Franks in Diamonds Are Forever was born in Newcastle-upon-Tyne on 31st May 1927.

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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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