Actor Philip Bond died the week before last, on January 17 2017. He was born on November 1 1934 in Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire. Philip Bond was a regular on several series and mini-series, including The Herries Chronicle, Walk a Crooked Mile, 199 Park Lane, The Main Chance, and The Onedin Line. He was a frequent guest star on British television, including such shows as The Saint, Doctor Who, The Flying Swan, The Avengers, Jason King, Bergerac, Lovejoy, and Midsomer Murders. He appeared in only a few films, including Foxhole in Cairo (1960) and Fever Pitch (1997). He was the father of Samantha Bond, who played Miss Moneypenny for a time in the James Bond movies, played Lady Rosamund Painswick on Downton Abbey, and currently stars as Frances Barden on Home Fires.
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Mary Webster, who appeared in the films The Delicate Delinquent (1957) and Master of the World (1961), died on January 23 2017 at the age of 81. Miss Webster was born in Dallas, Texas. She was a frequent guest star on television shows in the Fifties and early Sixties, appearing on such shows as Father Knows Best, The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show, Bachelor Father, Studio One, Mike Hammer, Death Valley Days, The Millionaire, Perry Mason, Dr. Kildare, and The Twilight Zone. Beyond the aforementioned films, she also appeared in the movies Engagement Party (1956), The Tin Star (1957), Eighteen and Anxious (1957), and The Clown and the Kid (1961).
Gorden Kaye, the star of the hit sitcom 'Allo 'Allo!, died on January 23 2017 at the age of 75. He was born on April 7 1941 in Huddersfield, Yorkshire. In addition to 'Allo 'Allo! he was a regular on several other shows, including Coronation Street, Emmerdale, Come Back Mrs. Noah, Born and Bred, and Revolver. Mr. Kaye guest starred on such shows as Till Death Do Us Part, It Ain't Half Hot Mum, All Creatures Great and Small, and Minder. He appeared in such films as Escape from the Dark (1976), Jabberwocky (1977), Porridge (1979), and Brazil (1985).