1. In Memory Of…

    By righty007 on 2006-12-18

    This list is presented in the memory of all of the amazing people who have passed that were associated with James Bond in the films and novels throught out the years. The names are in alphabetical order.

    Note: Updated. This article was originally posted on 6 June 2003.

    Ainley, Anthony
    “Hong Kong Policeman #2”
    Born: August 20, 1932
    Died: May 3, 2004
    *Died in Harrow, London, England, UK.

    Allwork, Peter
    Aerial Camerman
    Born: December 26, 1925
    Died: July 30, 2004
    *Died at age 76.

    Amis, Kingsley
    Amis, Kingsley
    Author of Colonel Sun
    Born: April 16, 1922
    Died: October 22, 1995
    *Died of complications from a fall in London, England, UK.

    Armendariz, Pedro
    Armendariz, Pedro
    “Kerim Bey”
    Born: May 9, 1912
    Died: June 13, 1963
    *During the filming of From Russia With Love he suffered lymph cancer.
    *During the filming of the Conqueror, Armendariz and others developed cancer because it was shot in Utah not far from where the U.S. government was testing its atomic bombs.
    *Unwilling to suffer the lingering death that would be the fate of many of the Conqueror participants, Armendariz shot himself in his room at the UCLA Medical Center.

    Armstrong, Louis
    Performer of “We Have All The Time In The World”
    Born: August 1, 1901
    Died: July 6, 1971
    *Died of a heart attack in New York, New York, USA.

    Barr, Leonard
    “Shady Tree”
    Born: September 27, 1903
    Died: November 22, 1980
    *Died in West Hollywood, California, USA.

    Bart, Lionel
    Born: August 1, 1930
    Died: April 3, 1999
    *Died at age 68 after suffering cancer for six months in London, England, UK.

    Bauer, David
    “Mr. Slumber”
    Born: March 6, 1917
    Died: February 13, 1973
    * Died in London, England, UK.

    Bennett, Jill
    “Jacoba Brink”
    Born: December 24, 1931
    Died: October 24, 1990
    *Committed suicide at the age of 58 in London, England, UK.

    Biddle, Adrian
    Born: July 20, 1952
    Died: December 7, 2005
    *Died of a heart attack London, England, UK.

    Billington, Michael
    “Sergei Barsov”
    Born: December 24, 1941
    Died: June 3, 2005
    *Died of cancer.
    *Was a potential James Bond candidate.

    Binder, Maurice
    Binder, Maurice
    Title Designer
    Born: August 25, 1925
    Died: April 9, 1991
    *Died of lung cancer in London, England.
    *Worked up until his final illness and death in 1991 at age 72.

    Bishop, Ed
    “Klaus Hergersheimer”
    Born: June 11, 1932
    Died: June 8, 2005
    *Died from a virus in London, England, UK.

    Boren, Lamar
    Underwater Cinematographer
    Born: May 3, 1917
    Died: January 15, 1986
    *Died in La Jolla, California, USA.

    Broccoli, Albert R.
    Broccoli, Albert R. “Cubby”
    Born: April 5, 1909
    Died: June 27, 1996
    *Cubby’s last years were spent at his home in Beverly Hills surrounded by his children and his grandchildren.
    *After undergoing a triple-bypass in 1995, Cubby Broccoli peacefully passed away surrounded by loved-ones.
    *He was 87 years old and was one of the best-loved film producers in Hollywood.

    Broccoli, Dana
    Wife of Albert R. Broccoli
    Born: January 3, 1922
    Died: February 29, 2004
    *Died at age 82 from cancer in Los Angeles, California, USA.

    Brosnan, John
    Author of James Bond in the Cinema
    Born: 1947
    Died: April 11, 2005
    *Died at age 53 of acute pancreatitis in South Harrow, London, England, UK.

    Brown, Robert
    “Admiral Hargreaves” and “M”
    Born: July 23, 1921
    Died: November 11, 2003
    *Died in Swanage, Dorset, England, UK.

    Cabot, Bruce
    “Bert Saxby”
    Born: April 20, 1904
    Died: May 3, 1972
    *Died of lung and throat cancer in Woodland Hills, California, USA.
    *Diamonds Are Forever was the last film he appeared in before his death in 1972.

    Celi, Adolfo
    Celi, Adolfo
    “Emilio Largo”
    Born: July 27, 1922
    Died: February 19, 1986
    *Died of a heart attack in Rome, Italy.

    Coupland, Diana
    Dubbed Ursula Andress’ singing voice in Dr. No
    Born: March 5, 1932
    Died: November 10, 2006
    *Died of complications following heart surgery in Coventry, Warwickshire, England, UK.

    Dahl, Roald
    Dahl, Roald
    Born: September 13, 1916
    Died: November 23, 1990
    *Died of leukemia in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, UK.

    Dawson, Anthony
    “Professor Dent” and “Ernst Stravo Blofeld” (voice)
    Born: October 18, 1916
    Died: January 8, 1992
    *Died of cancer at age 75.

    Dehn, Paul
    Born: November 5, 1912
    Died: September 30, 1976
    *Died at age 63.

    Doleman, Guy
    “Count Lippe”
    Born: November 22, 1923
    Died: January 30, 1996
    *Died of cancer in Los Angeles, California, USA.

    Feldman, Charles K.
    Born: April 26, 1904
    Died: May 25, 1968
    *Died at age 63 in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.

    Fleming, Ian

    Fleming, Ian
    Creator / Author
    Born: May 28, 1908
    Died: August 12, 1964
    *Fleming’s health declined in the late 1950’s probably due to many years of drinking, smoking and/or the butter-rich cooking he loved.
    *Anxieties in his marriage to Ann Fleming increased his depression.
    *His heart failed on the night of August 11 and he began to bleed from within.
    *At 1 a.m. on August 12, 1964, Ian Fleming died at the age of 56.
    *He is buried in Sevenhampton, near Swindon not too far from the Welsh border.

    Forrestal, Terry
    Born: May 13, 1948
    Died: June 10, 2000
    *Died from a parachute accident in Lysefjord, Norway.

    Frobe, Gert
    Frobe, Gert
    “Auric Goldfinger”
    Born: February 25, 1913
    Died: September 5, 1988
    *Died of a heart attack in Munich, Bavaria, Germany.

    Furst, Joseph
    “Professor Dr. Metz”
    Born: February 13, 1916
    Died: November 29, 2005
    *Died in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

    Gotell, Walter
    “Morzeny” and “General Gogol”
    Born: March 15, 1924
    Died: May 5, 1997
    *Died from cancer in London, England, UK.

    Gothard, Michael
    “Emile Locque”
    Born: June 24, 1939
    Died: December 2, 1993
    *Committed suicide by hanging at age 53 in London, England, UK.

    Gray, Charles
    Gray, Charles
    “Ernst Stravo Blofeld” and “Henderson”
    Born: August 28, 1928
    Died: March 7, 2000
    *Died of cancer in London, England, UK.

    Gray, Willoughby
    “Dr. Carl Mortner”
    Born: November 5, 1916
    Died: February 13, 1993
    *Died at age 76.

    Guest, Val
    Screenwriter and Director
    Born: December 11, 1911
    Died: May 10, 2006
    *Died of prostate cancer in Palm Springs, California, USA

    Harris, Cassandra
    “Countess Lisl von Schlaf “
    Born: December 15, 1942
    Died: December 28, 1991
    *Died of ovarian cancer in Los Angeles, California, USA.
    *Harris was married to Pierce Brosnan at time of death.

    Harris, Julius
    “Tee Hee”
    Born: August 17, 1923
    Died: October 17, 2004
    *Died of heart failure in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.

    Hunt, Peter
    Film Editor / Director
    Born: March 11, 1925
    Died: August 14, 2002
    *Died of heart failure in Santa Monica, California, USA.

    Huston, John
    Born: August 5, 1906
    Died: August 28, 1987
    *Died of emphysema in Middletown, Rhode Island, USA.

    Joint, Alf
    Born: 1927
    Died: July 25, 2005
    *Died in England, UK.

    Jordan, Johnny
    Aerial Camera Operator
    Born: April 12, 1925
    Died: May 16, 1969
    *Died as a result of an aircraft incident in the Gulf of Mexico.

    Jurgens, Curd
    “Carl Stromberg”
    Born: December 13, 1915
    Died: June 18, 1982
    *Died of a heart attack in Vienna, Austria.

    Kamen, Michael
    Born: April 15, 1948
    Died: November 18, 2003
    *Died of a heart attack in London, England, UK.

    Katch, Kurt
    Born: January 28, 1896
    Died: August 14, 1958
    *Died of cancer in Los Angeles, California, USA.

    Keen, Geoffrey
    “Sir Frederick Gray”
    Born: August 21, 1916
    Died: November 3, 2005
    *Died at age 89 in Northwood, Middlesex, England, UK.

    Kitzmiller, John
    Born: December 4, 1913
    Died: February 23, 1965
    *Died of cirrhosis of the liver in Rome, Italy.

    Lawrence, Marc
    “Slumber Inc. Attendant” and “Rodney”
    Born: February 17, 1910
    Died: November 27, 2005
    *Died of natural causes in Palm Springs, California, USA.

    Lee, Bernard
    Lee, Bernard
    Born: January 10, 1908
    Died: January 16, 1981
    *Died of cancer in London, England, UK.
    *Most famous for playing ‘M’ in the first 11 James Bond films until his death.

    Lotte, Lenya
    Lenya, Lotte
    “Rosa Klebb”
    Born: October 18, 1898
    Died: November 27, 1981
    *Died of cancer in New York, New York, USA.

    Linder, Cec
    “Felix Leiter”
    Born: March 10, 1921
    Died: April 10, 1992
    *Died of a heart attack in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

    Llewelyn, Desmond
    Llewelyn, Desmond
    Born: September 12, 1914
    Died: December 19, 1999
    *Died in a hospital shortly after being in a car accident near Firle in East Sussex, England.
    *The crash site was not far from his home, Bexhill-on-Sea, south of London.

    Loo, Richard
    “Hai Fat”
    Born: October 1, 1903
    Died: November 20, 1983
    *Died of cerebral hemorrhage in Los Angeles, California, USA.

    Lord, Jack
    Lord, Jack
    “Felix Leiter”
    Born: December 30, 1920
    Died: January 21, 1998
    *Died of congestive heart failure in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.

    Lorre, Peter
    Lorre, Peter
    “Le Chiffre”
    Born: June 26, 1904
    Died: March 23, 1964
    *Died of a stroke in Los Angeles, California, USA.

    Maibaum, Richard
    Born: May 26, 1909
    Died: January 4, 1991
    *Died from a brief illness in Santa Monica, California, USA.
    *Wrote the screenplay for 11 James Bond films.

    McCartney, Linda
    Born: September 24, 1941
    Died: April 17, 1998
    *Died of breast cancer in Tucson, Arizona, USA.
    *Linda’s line of vegetarian foods made her independently wealthy in the years before her death.
    *Married to Sir Paul McCartney until her death in 1998.

    McClory, Kevin
    Born: June 8, 1926
    Died: November 20, 2006
    *Died at age 80 in London, England, UK.
    *Best known for his “unofficial” James Bond film, 1983’s Never Say Never Again
    *”McCLORY, Kevin Nov. 20, 2006, peacefully, surrounded by his family; loving father of Bianca, Siobhan, Branwell, Saoirse and Sean, husband of Elizabeth, grandfather of Brendan, Tessa, Harris, Lucas and Tara, uncle of Finoula, father-in-law of Rick, Cynthia and Larry, step grandfather of Katie and Jonathan. He will be remembered for his love and larger than life presence in the lives of his family and friends. Cremation has taken place privately. A celebration of Kevin’s life will take place at later date. As Ned Kelly always said, ‘Such is life’.”

    McLusky, John
    Comic Strip Artist
    Born: 1923
    Died: September 5, 2006
    *Died in London, England, UK.
    *Best known for his adaptions of the Ian Fleming James Bond novels for the Daily Express in the 1950s and 60s.

    Meddings, Derek
    Miniatures/Model Effects
    Born: January 15, 1931
    Died: September 10, 1995
    *Died at age 64 in 1995.

    Middendorf, Alexandra
    Born: 1952
    Died: June 29, 2004
    *Died at age 52.
    *An actress, television producer, and artist, Middendorf had a role as one of the “Drax girls” in Moonraker

    Moore, Ted
    Born: August 7, 1914
    Died: 1987

    Monro, Matt
    Title Song Performer
    Born: December 1, 1930
    Died: February 7, 1985
    *Died of cancer in Ealing, London, England, UK.

    Moxon, Timothy
    “John Strangways”
    Born: N/A
    Died: 2006

    Newley, Anthony
    Newley, Anthony
    Born: September 24, 1931
    Died: April 14, 1999
    *Died of renal cancer in Jensen Beach, Florida, USA.

    Pleasence, Donald
    Pleasence, Donald
    “Ernst Stravo Blofeld”
    Born: October 5, 1919
    Died: February 5, 1995
    *Died of complications from heart valve replacement surgery in St. Paul de Vence, France.

    Rickards, Jocelyn
    Costume Designer
    Born: July 29, 1924
    Died: July 7, 2005
    *Died of pneumonia in London, England, UK

    Rigoni, Paolo
    Born: 1958
    Died: February 17, 1981
    *Died from an accident while filming in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy.

    Roach, Pat
    Born: May 19, 1937
    Died: July 17, 2004
    *Died of throat cancer in Birmingham, England, UK.

    Roth, Gene
    Born: January 8, 1903
    Died: July 19, 1976
    *Killed when struck by a car while crossing a street in Los Angeles, California, USA.

    Sakata, Harold
    Sakata, Harold
    Born: July 1, 1920
    Died: July 29, 1982
    *Died of cancer in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.

    Saltzman, Harry
    Saltzman, Harry
    Born: October 27, 1915
    Died: September 28, 1994
    *Died of a heart attack in Paris, France.
    *Producer of 9 James Bond films.

    Savalas, Telly
    Savalas, Telly
    “Ernst Stravo Blofeld”
    Born: January 21, 1924
    Died: January 22, 1994
    *Died of prostate cancer in Universal City, California, USA.

    Schiavelli, Vincent
    “Dr. Kaufman”
    Born: November 10, 1948
    Died: December 26, 2005
    *Died of lung cancer in Polizzi Generosa, Sicily, Italy

    Simmons, Bob
    Born: March 31, 1933
    Died: 1988
    *Performed the original gunbarrel sequence in Dr. No making him the first man to appear as James Bond 007 on the silver screen.

    Shaw, Robert
    Shaw, Robert
    “Donald ‘Red’ Grant”
    Born: August 9, 1927
    Died: August 28, 1978
    *Died of a heart attack in Tourmakeady, Ireland.

    Sheybal, Vladek
    Born: March 12, 1923
    Died: October 16, 1992
    *Died of a gastric ulcer in Paris, France.

    Shimada, Teru
    “Mr. Osato”
    Born: November 17, 1905
    Died: June 19, 1988
    *Died in Encino, California, USA.

    Smith, Eddie
    Stunt Boat Driver
    Born: 1914
    Died: June 24, 2005
    *Died in Culver City, California, USA

    Springfield, Dusty
    Springfield, Dusty
    Singer of “The Look Of Love” from Casino Royale
    Born: April 16, 1939
    Died: March 2, 1999
    *Died of breast cancer in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, England, UK.
    *Part of her ashes were buried at Henley, the rest were scattered by her brother Tom at the Cliffs of Moher, County Clare, Ireland.

    Stears, John
    Special Effects
    Born: August 25, 1934
    Died: June 28, 1999
    *Died from a stroke in Los Angeles, California, USA.

    Steppat, Ilse
    Steppat, Ilse
    “Irma Bunt”
    Born: November 30, 1917
    Died: December 22, 1969
    *Died of a heart attack in West Berlin, Germany.
    *On Her Majesty’s Secret Service was the last movie she appeared in before her death in 1969.

    Tappe, Horst
    Born: 1938
    Died: August 21, 2005
    *Died at age 67 from cancer in Vevey, Switzerland.
    *Well known for his portrait of author Ian Fleming.

    Tamba, Tetsuro
    “Tiger Tanaka”
    Born: July 17, 1922
    Died: September 24, 2006
    *Died from pneumonia in Tokyo, Japan.

    Van Nutter, Rik
    “Felix Leiter”
    Born: May 1, 1929
    Died: October 15, 2005
    *Died from a heart attack in West Palm Beach, Florida, USA.

    Villechaize, Herve
    “Nick Nack”
    Born: April 23, 1943
    Died: September 4, 1993
    *Committed suicide in North Hollywood, California, USA.
    *Villechaize became an alcoholic and depressive so he missed several roles that he was offered.
    *His health problems also increased (mostly suffering from ulcers and a spastic colon) and he nearly died of pneumonia in 1992.
    *On the afternoon of Saturday September 4th, 1993, after having watched a movie, he wrote a note and made a tape recording before shooting himself in his backyard.
    *His common-law wife Kathy Self discovered his body and called the ambulance which took him to the Medical Center of North Hollywood where he died at 3:40 p.m.
    *Herve Villechaize was cremated and his ashes were scattered off Point Fermin, in Los Angeles.

    Villiers, James
    “Bill Tanner”
    Born: September 29, 1933
    Died: January 18, 1998
    *Died of cancer in Arundel, Sussex, England, UK.

    Welles, Orson
    Welles, Orson
    “Le Chiffre”
    Born: May 6, 1915
    Died: October 10, 1985
    *Died of a heart attack in Hollywood, California, USA.

    Young, Freddie
    Born: October 9, 1902
    Died: December 1, 1998
    *Died of natural causes in London, England, UK.

    Young, Terence
    Young, Terence
    Born: June 20, 1915
    Died: September 7, 1994
    *Died of a heart attack in Cannes, Alpes-Maritimes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, France.