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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 15 March 1924Bonn, Germany
Date of Death 5 May 1997London, England, UK  (cancer)
Height 6' 2" (1.88 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Walter Gotell was born on March 15, 1924 in Bonn, Germany. He was an actor, known for One Life to Live (1968), The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) and From Russia with Love (1963). He was married to Celeste F. Mitchell and Yvonne Hills. He died on May 5, 1997 in London, England.

Spouse (2)

Celeste F. Mitchell (21 December 1974 - ?)
Yvonne Hills (6 September 1958 - 1 May 1974) (her death) (1 child)

Trivia (5)

Memorable for playing the role of "General Gogol" in the James Bond movies from The Spy Who Loved Me (1977), right up to The Living Daylights (1987). He previously appeared in From Russia with Love (1963) as SPECTRE henchman "Morzeny".
At one time owned the southern-most house in Europe
Chosen for the role of General Gogol in the James Bond movies of the 1970s and 80s because he was a look-alike of the former head of Soviet secret police, Lavrentiy Pavlovitch Beria. He had earlier appeared as a different character in From Russia with Love.
In June 1967 it was reported that Walter and producer director Stan Strangeway had scripted and were planning to start filming Lydia, formerly known as The Sisters at Portmerion, North Wales in October under their new joint company Strago Films.
Was business manager of several engineering companies.

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