Diamonds Are Forever

Anniversary of Jimmy Dean’s death [2010]

June 13th, 2019 by

Jimmy Dean, who appeared in Diamonds Are Forever (1971) as billionaire Willard Whyte, died on 13th June 2010 at the age of 81. As well as a small number of television and film roles, Dean was known as a country music singer, TV host and founded the Jimmy Dean sausage brand with his brother.

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Birthday of Joe Robinson from Diamonds Are Forever [1927]

May 31st, 2019 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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Anniversary of death of Bruce Cabot from Diamonds Are Forever [1972]

May 3rd, 2019 by

Bruce Cabot, whose final film role was as Burt Saxby in Diamonds Are Forever (1971), died on 3rd May 1972 in California. He was 68.

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Birthday of Bruce Glover from Diamonds Are Forever [1932]

May 2nd, 2019 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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Anniversary of Guy Hamilton’s death [2016]

April 20th, 2019 by

Guy Hamilton, who directed Goldfinger (1964) and three more James Bond films, died at his home in Mallorca on 20th April 2016. He was 93. After setting the template for the film series with Goldfinger, Hamilton returned to the series for Diamonds Are Forever (1971), Live And Let Die (1973) and The Man With The Golden Gun (1974). Among his other […]

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Birthday of Bruce Cabot from Diamonds Are Forever [1904]

April 20th, 2019 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.

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Anniversary of Diamonds Are Forever publication in UK [1956]

March 26th, 2019 by

Ian Fleming’s fourth novel, Diamonds Are Forever, was first published on 26th March 1956 by Jonathan Cape. James Bond is sent to the United States to infiltrate and stop a diamond smuggling operation run by the Spangled Mob. Read more about Diamonds Are Forever

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

March 1st, 2019 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, 2019 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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Birthday of Shirley Bassey [1937]

January 8th, 2019 by

Shirley Bassey, who sang the theme song for Goldfinger (1964) as well as Diamonds Are Forever (1971) and Moonraker (1979), was born on 8th January 1937 in Cardiff.

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