Live And Let Die

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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Anniversary of Live And Let Die publication in UK [1954]

April 5th, 2019 by

Ian Fleming’s 2nd James Bond book, Live And Let Die, was published on 5th April 1954 by Jonathan Cape. 007 is sent to New York on the trail of a gold smuggling operation being used to finance Russian activities and in Jamaica faces voodoo powers. Read more about Live And Let Die

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Live And Let Die composer George Martin died on this day in 2016

March 8th, 2019 by

George Martin, who was sometimes known as “the fifth Beatle” due to his influential work as producer with the Fab Four, died on 8th March 2016. As well as working with The Beatles and a whole host of other pop stars of the 1960s, Martin produced Shirley Bassey on Goldfinger. On Live And Let Die he composed […]

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Birthday of Gloria Hendry from Live And Let Die [1949]

March 3rd, 2019 by

Gloria Hendry, who played Rosie Carver in Roger Moore’s 1973 James Bond debut, Live And Let Die, was born on 3rd March 1949 in Winter Haven, Florida. Her best known role is as CIA agent Rosie Carver and she also made a number of blaxploitation movies, including  Black Caesar and its sequel Hell Up in Harlem (both 1973). Photo: “Gloria […]

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Birthday of Bond girl Jane Seymour [1951]

February 15th, 2019 by

Jane Seymour, who played Solitaire in Live And Let Die, was born on 15th February 1951 in Hayes, Middlesex. Photo: “Jane Seymour CUN Award Party 2009” by Ilya Haykinson. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0.

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Birthday of Yaphet Kotto from ‘Live and Let Die’ [1939]

November 15th, 2018 by

Yaphet Kotto, who played Kananga/Mr Big in Live and Let Die, was born in New York City on 15th November 1939.

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Death of Quarrel Jr actor Roy Stewart [2008]

October 27th, 2018 by

Roy Stewart, who played Quarrel Junior in Live And Let Die died on 27th October 2008 in London. Before becoming an actor, Stewart owned a gym in London, worked as a stuntman and opened a Caribbean restaurant. Much of his acting career was on the small screen, notably in a number of early episodes of  Dr […]

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Julius W Harris (Tee Hee in Live And Let Die) died on this day in 2004

October 17th, 2018 by

Julius W Harris who played Tee Hee Johnson in Live And Let Die died on 17th October 2004 in California aged 81. Harris had worked as a nurse and a bouncer in the jazz clubs of New York before winning his first screen role in Nothing But a Man (1964). He later appeared in blaxploitation movies such as Superfly […]

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Death of Baron Samedi actor Geoffrey Holder [2014]

October 5th, 2018 by

Multi-talented Geoffrey Holder, who played Baron Samedi in Live And Let Die, died on 5th October 2014 after suffering from pneumonia. Born in  Trinidad in 1930, Holder worked as actor, dancer, choreographer, director, costume designer, singer, painter and voice over artist. Playing one of the most memorable characters in all the James Bond film, he made the […]

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Anniversary of Derek Meddings’ death [1995]

September 10th, 2018 by

Renowned special effects wizard Derek Meddings died on 10th September 1995 from colorectal cancer. In Goldeneye’s credits, on which he worked, a dedication reads; “To the memory of Derek Meddings”. As well as his work on the James Bond films, Meddings was known for Gerry Anderson’s supermarionation TV shows and on the Superman movies with Christopher […]

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