Monday, October 26, 2009

Joseph Wiseman (1918 - 2009)

Joseph Wiseman was the original James Bond villian playing Dr. No in the movie of the same name.

Joseph Wiseman passed away at the age of 92 on October 19, 2009. He was the last surviving main villian of the Sean Connery James Bond movies.

Joseph Wiseman was born May 18, 1918 in Montreal, Canada.

In the 1930s, Joseph Wiseman made his Broadway debut. He was critically hailed for performfes in King Lear, Golden Boy, Uncle Vanya and Joan of Lorraine.

Joseph Wiseman film credits include With These Hands (1950), Detective Story (1951), Viva Zapata (1952), Les Miserables (1952), Three Brave Men (1956), The Garment Jungle (1957), The Happy Thieves (1962), The Counterfeit Killer (1968), The Night They Raided Minsky's (1968), Lawman (1971), Journey into Fear (1975) and Seize the Day (1986).

Joseph Wiseman's televison credits include Letter to Loretta, The Westerner, The Untouchables, The Twilight Zone, McCloud, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, Magnum P.I., The A-Team, The Equalizer, Crime Story, MacGyver and L.A. Law.

Jospeh Wiseman's final appearance was playing Seymour Bergeen in a 1996 Law & Order episode entitled Family Business.

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