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DR NO STAR DIES



Jospeh Wiseman, who played villain Dr No in the first James Bond movie, has passed away aged 91.


The Canadian-born actor died at his home in Manhattan, his daughter Martha told the Los Angeles Times.


Wiseman's most famous role came in the 1962 007 film, where he played Dr Julius No opposite Sean Connery's secret service spy.


He moved to the United States with his family when he was a child. He began his career on Broadway in a 1938 production of Abe Lincoln In Illinois. His stage credits also included stints in Anthony And Cleopatra, King Lear and 2001's Judgment At Nuremberg.


In the late '70s, Wiseman began appearing in major US TV shows such as Crime Story, Buck Rogers In The 25th Century, MacGyver and The A-Team.


Aside from Dr No, his other big screen outings included Marlon Brando's Viva Zapata! and Burt Lancaster's The Unforgiven.


Martha admitted that the actor was disappointed that he was best remembered for his Bond movie role, claiming he felt "great disdain" for his part in the film.


"He was horrified in later life because that's what he was remembered for - stage acting was what he wanted to be remembered for," she said.


He is survived by Martha and her sister Ruth. Wiseman's second wife Pearl Lang died in February.

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