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Actress Lois Maxwell, James Bond's 'Miss Moneypenny' Dies


Actress Lois Maxwell, the flirtatious Miss Moneypenny in 14 James Bond films, has died at age 80.

Maxwell died Saturday in a hospital in Perth, Australia, where she had lived for the last years of her life. No cause of death was announced.

The Canadian-born Maxwell first played the role in 1962's Dr. No, and continuing playing the character until 1985. The office flirtations and dialogue between Bond and Moneypenny was a highlight of many of the films.

Maxwell also appeared in a number of Hollywood movies and several British television series.

Roger Moore, who played Bond in seven of the films, called Maxwell fun and wonderful to be with.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP and AP.