Today would be the birthday of Harold Sakata had he not passed away in July of 1982.
Sakata is best known to us all as ‘Odd Job’, the man with the steel brimmed bowler opposite Sean Connery in Goldfinger. Goldfinger was his first feature film, before which he had won Won a silver medal in light-heavyweight weight-lifting at the 1948 summer Olympics.
He went on to do only a handful of films, and in 1974’s ‘The Wrestler’ he reprised the role of ‘Odd Job’. That was his characters name anyway.
Thanks to NJ for the tip-off!