Honor Blackman  

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Honor Blackman (22 August 1925 – 5 April 2020) was an English actress, known for her sex symbol-ish parts in The Avengers (1962–1964), Goldfinger (1964) and Jason and the Argonauts (1963).

Radley Metzger cast her as Susan Sills ("the big game hunter, one of the world's most efficient killers") in The Cat and the Canary (1978).

She recorded the surprise hit "Kinky Boots" (1964) and the album Everything I've Got (1964) which featured an interpretation of Serge Gainsbourg's "La Javanaise".

Singing career

Blackman's recording with The Avengers co-star Patrick Macnee of "Kinky Boots" (1964), referring to the boots she wore in the show, was a surprise hit.

After her appearance in Goldfinger, she recorded a full album of songs titled Everything I've Got (1964) which featured an interpretation of Serge Gainsbourg's "La Javanaise".

In 1968, Blackman released a 45 of "Before Today"/"I'll Always Be Loving You" (CBS 3896), which were featured in the musical play Mr & Mrs. In 1983 she sang as Juno in a special TV production of Jacques Offenbach's Orpheus in the Underworld.

On 6 July 2009, Blackman released a new single, "The Star Who Fell from Grace", composed by Jeff Chegwin and Adrian Munsey. She also compered the James Bond Prom, part of the "Welsh Proms" concert series in 2009.

Partial filmography

Blackman appeared in the following films:




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