You Only Live Twice

Birthday of Mie Hama from You Only Live Twice [1943]

November 20th, 2017 by

Mie Hama, who played Kissy Suzuki in You Only Live Twice was born in Tokyo on 20th November 1943.

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Birthday of Teru Shimada from You Only Live Twice [1905]

November 17th, 2017 by

Teru Shimada, who played Mr Osato in You Only Live Twice was born in Mito, Japan on 17th November 1905.

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Actress Karin Dor dies aged 79

November 9th, 2017 by

It was announced yesterday that Karin Dor, who appeared alongside Sean Connery in You Only Live Twice, has died at the age of 79. The German played SPECTRE number 11, Helga Brandt, in the 1967 movie directed by Lewis Gilbert. At one stage the SPECTRE henchwoman captures 007, but he manages to escape. She ends up […]

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Birthday of cinematographer Freddie Young [1902]

October 9th, 2017 by

Freddie Young, who was responsible for the cinematography on You Only Live Twice, was born on 9th October 1902 in London. Young was the first British cinematographer to film in CinemaScope, and as well as his work on 007 he worn the cinematography Oscar three times for Lawrence of Arabia (1962), Doctor Zhivago (1965) and Ryan’s Daughter, […]

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Death of actor George Baker [2011]

October 7th, 2017 by

George Baker, who appeared in three James Bond films, died on 7th October 2011. Baker was uncredited in You Only Live Twice as a NASA engineer, but in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service played Sir Hilary Bray, and then Captain Benson in The Spy Who Loved Me. Baker also dubbed George Lazenby’s voice in the scenes […]

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Birthday of actor Donald Pleasence [1919]

October 5th, 2017 by

Actor Donald Pleasence, who played SPECTRE leader Ernst Stavro Blofeld in You Only Live Twice, was born on 5th October 1919 in Nottinghamshire. During his long and distinguished career, Pleasence appeared in dozens of films, including Look Back in Anger, The Great Escape, George Lucas’s early science fiction film THX 1138 and was awarded the OBE […]

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Birthday of You Only Live Twice screenwriter Roald Dahl [1916]

September 13th, 2017 by

Roald Dahl, who wrote the screenplay for You Only Live Twice (1967), was born in Wales to Norwegian parents on 13th September 1916. Photo: Roald Dahl (1982) by Hans van Dijk / Anefo – Derived from Nationaal Archief. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0.

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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 Akiko Wakabayashi from You Only Live Twice [1941]

August 26th, 2017 by

Akiko Wakabayashi, who played Aki in You Only Live Twice, was born in Ota, Tokyo, Japan on 26th August 1941. Photo: Akiko Wakabayashi. 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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