Maxwell, Lois (1927–)

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Maxwell, Lois (1927–)

Canadian actress. Name variations: Lois Hooker, Lois Maxwell-Marriott. Born Lois Hooker, Feb 14, 1927, in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada; m. Peter Churchill Marriott.

Began career on a Canadian children's radio program; made film debut in A Matter of Life and Death (1946), followed by That Hagen Girl, Corridor of Mirrors, The Decision of Christopher Blake, The Dark Past, The Crime Doctor's Diary and Kazan; went to Italy (1950) and made 2 films; moved to England, appearing there in numerous movies and as Miss Moneypenny in 14 of the James Bond films; retired (1989). Won Golden Globe as Most Promising Newcomer (1947).

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