Diamonds Are Forever

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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Anniversary of UK premiere of Diamonds Are Forever [1971]

December 30th, 2018 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, 2018 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, 2018 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, 2018 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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