I just saw the news that Honor Blackman has died aged 94. To many viewers she will best be remembered for her roll in The Avengers as Cathy Gale and as the seductively named Bond Girl Pussy Galore in Goldfinger. It’s very sad news to read as she was great on screen. She will be missed but never forgotten for her physical strength, charm, beauty and talent.
I just read the news that Billy Drago has died aged 73. He was an excellent actor who excelled as villains in movies and television. I’ll most remember him for his role in The Untouchables and as the demon of fear in Charmed. We’ll miss you Billy and it’s sad you’ve left us. But at least you’ll be remembered.
I was saddened to hear of Doris Day’s passing at the age of 97. Blessed with a lovely singing voice, winning smile and wholesome appeal, she was seemingly destined to be a star. Off screen she was known for her animal welfare activism which was very close to her heart. Adept at romantic comedy and musicals, she showed her often underrated gift for drama in many a film. It’s a sad day as one of the greats has left us. But what a legacy she leaves behind.
I just saw the sad news that actor Albert Finney has passed away at the age of 82. One of cinema’s original angry young men, he went on to have an illustrious and variety filled career, highlighted by work in ‘Saturday Night and Sunday Morning’ and ‘Tom Jones’. I always found him to be a fine presence on screen and the news of his death saddens me. May the great Albert Finney rest in peace.