R.I.P. A Final Farewell To Members Of The James Bond Family

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  • Posts: 1,881
    Sad to hear of his passing. Were there any extensive Neil Connery interviews? I'd be curious as to his perspective of the whirlwind his brother was caught up in during the Bondmania years. But I'd also not be surprised to hear Sean would've frowned on Neil talking about such things.
  • George_KaplanGeorge_Kaplan Not a red herring
    edited May 2021 Posts: 559
    BT3366 wrote: »
    Sad to hear of his passing. Were there any extensive Neil Connery interviews? I'd be curious as to his perspective of the whirlwind his brother was caught up in during the Bondmania years. But I'd also not be surprised to hear Sean would've frowned on Neil talking about such things.

    Brief one talking about their mother, starts at 16:50.
  • Posts: 12,506
    RIP Neil Connery, must look to try and see Operation Kidbrother.
  • Posts: 1,469
    Tanya Roberts' will has been revealed. In it, I was disturbed to read something she wrote, "I have no reason to live"--sad to read that. It isn't known when she wrote that, since the will was undated. But maybe a person shouldn't read anything into that sentence--maybe other people put that in their wills too. You might remember she'd collapsed, was hospitalized and later died, from a urinary tract infection that spread to other organs and then her blood stream. She'd also had hepatitis C. And the story has other details about her will.
    https://pagesix.com/2021/06/17/tanya-roberts-left-entire-estate-to-lance-obrien-will-reveals/
  • BennyBenny In the shadowsAdministrator, Moderator
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    Legendary publicist of many Bond films Charles ‘Jerry’ Juroe has sadly passed away.
    Starting with TMWTGG, and then all the 80’s Bonds, Juroe worked on publicity and marketing.
    His contributions to the behind the scenes documentaries are numerous.
    RIP
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy My Secret Lair
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    RIP Charles ‘Jerry’ Juroe
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
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    Leslie Bricusse, co-writer of the song Goldfinger, has died aged 90.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-58970326
  • j_w_pepperj_w_pepper Born on the bayou. I can still hear my old hound dog barkin'.
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    The reference to his authorship of the lyrics for the YOLT theme gets a little lost in the BBCobit. I find it the more remarkable that Leslie Bricusse was credited, and I think even before John Barry, for the sampling of the YOLT theme in Robbie Williams' "Millennium" (1999).

    Also Leslie wrote the lyrics for what is one of my favourite musicals, and probably movies in general, namely "Victor/Victoria" (1982).
  • Posts: 503
    mtm wrote: »
    Leslie Bricusse, co-writer of the song Goldfinger, has died aged 90.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-58970326

    Most remembered as penning the musical score to Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971) I would imagine... very talented man.
  • BennyBenny In the shadowsAdministrator, Moderator
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    RIP Leslie Bricusse, a true legend in music of the movies.
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    And of course, he wrote Bullseye!

    I saw that movie on TV in the late nineties. It was aired at 3 PM on a Saturday, so the dirtier stuff was cut out. I know I could seek out the full version, but I'm happy and contented with the one I taped. I suspect those cuts improved the film-- it's one of my favorite stupid comedies. I don't even know if the plot makes complete sense, and the probability of two friends meeting their doubles, who also happen to be friends, is ridiculous... but it sure is fun.
  • DragonpolDragonpol https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
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    Sad to hear of the death of Leslie Bricusse. An important early part of the Bond film sound.
  • royale65royale65 Caustic misanthrope reporting for duty.
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    RIP to two of the unsung members of the Bond family, Leslie Bricusse and Charles Juroe.
  • zebrafishzebrafish <°)))< in Octopussy's garden in the shade
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    Let's not forget that Leslie Bricusse co-wrote "Feeling good" in 1965. It was performed by Nina Simone and later by Muse and Michael Bublé.

    Tom Waldek made great use of the latter version in this tribute to James Bond:
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
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    mattjoes wrote: »
    And of course, he wrote Bullseye!

    Oh yes, I'd forgotten that! Bizarre.

    It was sad because Michael Caine said in an interview only a few days ago that one of his friends was on the way out and we'd read about it in the papers by the weekend- I guess it must've been Mr Bricusse.
    zebrafish wrote: »
    Let's not forget that Leslie Bricusse co-wrote "Feeling good" in 1965.

    Wow, I didn't know that.
  • Posts: 15,799
    NEVER SAY NEVER AGAIN's Jack Pettachi, Gavan O'Herlihy has passed away.

    https://www.irishecho.com/2021/11/death-of-irish-actor-gavan-o-herlhy

    https://movieweb.com/gavan-oherlihy-dead/
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Das Boot Hill
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    ToTheRight wrote: »

    I think the first time I saw him was in Happy Days, but the role that really left an impression was in Centennial. Also good in Superman III, Twin Peaks , Rich Man,Poor Man and others.
  • Fire_and_Ice_ReturnsFire_and_Ice_Returns I am trying to get away from this mountan!
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    ToTheRight wrote: »

    I think the first time I saw him was in Happy Days, but the role that really left an impression was in Centennial. Also good in Superman III, Twin Peaks , Rich Man,Poor Man and others.

    I remember him mostly as Brad, R.I.P.
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
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    ToTheRight wrote: »

    RIP. I always liked his role in NSNA.
  • edited November 2021 Posts: 646
    The baddie in DEATH WISH 3. Gavan at his nastiest there.

    Until Bronson bazookas him through the wall, same as Chuck Norris did to Richard Lynch in INVASION USA that same year.
  • DragonpolDragonpol https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
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    Sad to hear of the death of Gavan O'Herlihy. One of the relatively few Irishmen ever to appear in a Bond film.
  • DragonpolDragonpol https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
    edited November 2021 Posts: 17,774
    It is my sad duty to report that Ian Fleming and James Bond biographer John Pearson has died at the age of 91. He worked with Fleming at the Sunday Times. Condolences to his family and friends. 💐
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
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    That’s sad to hear.
  • DragonpolDragonpol https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
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    mtm wrote: »
    That’s sad to hear.

    Yes, he was the last of those older Bond continuation authors and the only one who really knew Fleming well.
  • Posts: 2,894
    John Pearson's final interview was conducted by MI6-HQ earlier this year and is very much worth reading.
  • TripAcesTripAces Universal Exports
    edited November 2021 Posts: 4,554
    Dragonpol wrote: »
    Sad to hear of the death of Gavan O'Herlihy. One of the relatively few Irishmen ever to appear in a Bond film.

    Randon Note: I saw NSNA at the drive-in (there's a story behind that, as my mom's boyfriend at the time technically kidnapped me and took me to the movies without anyone knowing. Police were at my house when I got home.) It was a double feature: the other film was Superman III. O'Herlihy, of course, was in both.

    Side note: I had no idea that he played Chuck Cunningham in that first season of Happy Days.

  • zebrafishzebrafish <°)))< in Octopussy's garden in the shade
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    Revelator wrote: »
    John Pearson's final interview was conducted by MI6-HQ earlier this year and is very much worth reading.

    That article is missing a very classical cover featuring Ian Fleming as James Bond (even named "Alias James Bond"):
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  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
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    Tommy Lane, who played Adam in LALD, has passed away at the age of 83:

    https://deadline.com/2021/11/tommy-lane-dead-shaft-and-live-and-let-die-actor-stuntman-was-83-1234882320/
  • BennyBenny In the shadowsAdministrator, Moderator
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    RIP Tommy Lane.
  • DragonpolDragonpol https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
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    Sad to hear of the death of Tommy Lane. Adam was a good henchman.
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