FelixLeiter.com has a nice birthday tribute today to Rik Van Nutter. He was born May 1, 1929 and passed away three years ago. Van Nutter is the only actor to play Felix Leiter who strongly resembled Fleming’s physical description. He wasn’t a good actor, but he wasn’t a damn ham either, putting him way ahead of Cec Linder.
Today is also the birthday of Joanna Lumley. Best known for Absolutely Fabulous (AbFab), she was another of the Angels of Death in OHMSS. Like Julie Ege, she wasn’t given a name, listed merely as “the English Girl” (although Ruby was also English). I find the whole back-to-back death/birth thing ironic and kind of touching, particularly given the “Angel of Death” sobriquet.