Lois Maxwell

1927 - 2007

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Lois Ruth Maxwell (née Hooker; February 14, 1927 – September 29, 2007) was a Canadian actress who portrayed Miss Moneypenny in the first fourteen Eon-produced James Bond films (1962–1985), from Dr. No in 1962 to A View to a Kill in 1985. She did not appear in the 1967 adaptation of Casino Royale, nor in the 1983 remake of Thunderball, Never Say Never Again, as the production was not Eon's, though she did, as a similar character, appear in the spoof O.K. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lois Maxwell has received more than 1,919,842 page views. Her biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Lois Maxwell is the 708th most popular actor (down from 593rd in 2019), the 53rd most popular biography from Canada (down from 45th in 2019) and the 11th most popular Canadian Actor.

Lois Maxwell is most famous for playing the role of Miss Moneypenny in the James Bond films.

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Among actors, Lois Maxwell ranks 708 out of 13,578Before her are Joe Mantegna, Gillian Anderson, John Saxon, Guy Williams, Danny Aiello, and Pedro Armendáriz. After her are Robert Taylor, Setsuko Hara, Pete Postlethwaite, Alyson Hannigan, Imelda Staunton, and Lale Andersen.

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Among people born in 1927, Lois Maxwell ranks 62Before her are Robert Noyce, Enzo Bearzot, John Vane, Marvin Minsky, Phil Hill, and Tadeusz Mazowiecki. After her are Romano Mussolini, Thomas Luckmann, Hiroshi Yamauchi, Margot Honecker, Ibrahim Ferrer, and Abdul Halim of Kedah. Among people deceased in 2007, Lois Maxwell ranks 40Before her are Stanley Miller, Momofuku Ando, Alan MacDiarmid, Henri Troyat, Oscar Peterson, and Vladimir Kryuchkov. After her are Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker, Jean-Claude Brialy, Paul Watzlawick, Norman Mailer, Gaston Thorn, and John Backus.

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In Canada

Among people born in Canada, Lois Maxwell ranks 53 out of 1,622Before her are Princess Margriet of the Netherlands (1943), Paul Anka (1941), William Vickrey (1914), Charles Brenton Huggins (1901), Ryan Gosling (1980), and Oscar Peterson (1925). After her are Maye Musk (1948), David Easton (1917), Mylène Farmer (1961), Mack Sennett (1880), Norman Jewison (1926), and Maud Lewis (1903).

Among ACTORS In Canada

Among actors born in Canada, Lois Maxwell ranks 11Before her are Michael J. Fox (1961), William Shatner (1931), Pamela Anderson (1967), Dan Aykroyd (1952), Mary Pickford (1892), and Ryan Gosling (1980). After her are Mack Sennett (1880), John Candy (1950), Mike Myers (1963), Glenn Ford (1916), Ryan Reynolds (1976), and Catherine O'Hara (1954).

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