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Old 09-30-07, 01:48 PM
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R.I.P. Lois Maxwell

Bond's Moneypenny, Lois Maxwell, Dies
Sunday September 30 10:22 AM ET

LONDON (AP) Lois Maxwell, who starred as Miss Moneypenny in 14 James Bond movies, has died, the British Broadcasting Corp. reported Sunday. She was 80.

The Canadian-born actress starred alongside Sean Connery in the first James Bond movie, "Dr. No," in 1962 as the secretary to M, the head of the secret service.

She died Saturday night at Fremantle Hospital near her home in Perth, Australia, the BBC cited a hospital official as saying.

Bond star Roger Moore said she was suffering from cancer.

"It's rather a shock," Moore, who had known her since they were students at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in 1944, told BBC radio.

"She was always fun and she was wonderful to be with," he said.

Born Lois Hooker in Ontario, Canada, in 1927, she began her acting on radio before moving to Britain with the Entertainment Corps of the Canadian army at the age of 15, the BBC said.

In the late 1940s, she moved to Hollywood and won a Golden Globe for her part in the Shirley Temple comedy "That Hagen Girl."

After working in Italy, she returned to Britain in the mid-1950s.

In addition to her 14 appearances as Miss Moneypenny, she also acted in Stanley Kubrick's "Lolita" and worked on TV shows including "The Saint" "The Baron, Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased)," and "The Persuaders!," the BBC said.

She was 58 when she appeared in her final Bond film, 1985's "A View To A Kill." She was replaced by 26-year-old Caroline Bliss for "The Living Daylights."

Her last film was a 2001 thriller called "The Fourth Angel," alongside Jeremy Irons.
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R.I.P. Moneypenny.
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i was just wondering what happened to her...........RIP
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She also appeared in The Haunting

After she got lost in the house, the scene where that wall panel(or whatever it was) opens and there's her face scared the crap out of me first time I saw it

"Moneypenny, what would I ever do without you?"
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Originally Posted by rw2516
"Moneypenny, what would I ever do without you?"
"My problem is that you never do anything with me."

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You will be missed Moneypenny.
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A talented and versatile actress, but one who will no doubt be forever remembered as Miss Moneypenny. A role she played brilliantly.

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Will be missed. R.I.P.
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Sean Connery
George Lazenby
Roger Moore

She was Moneypenny to them all.
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Desmond Llewelyn and Lois Maxwell made huge contributions to the Bond series. Their parts were fairly small, but VERY memorable - largely due to their fantastic performances.

Lois Maxwell always seemed like such a nice lady - and everyone she worked with always gushed about how great she was to work with, and how nice of a person she was.

A very sad day, indeed.

R.I.P. Moneypenny. You will be missed.

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Lois Maxwell had some really great chemistry with Moore. She was a great Moneypenny.
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She is the only Moneypenny in my eyes,sad news ((makes you want to watch all-the-bond's she was in)).
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"Her services will be greatly missed."
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Lois Maxwell owned in the Bond films. She looked great in the early Connery films and, even though she lost some of her looks later, was always great to watch. Having her in the films provided some of the continuity the later films were sorely lacking.

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i was just wondering what happened to her...........RIP

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