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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 12 November 1927Fulham, London, England, UK
Date of Death 18 October 2005Richmond upon Thames, London, England, UK  (natural causes)
Birth NameBertie Wyn Hollis

Mini Bio (1)

John Hollis was born on November 12, 1927 in Fulham, London, England as Bertie Wyn Hollis. He was an actor, known for Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980), Superman (1978) and Superman II (1980). He was married to Sheila Forrester and Gabrielle Hamilton. He died on October 18, 2005 in Richmond upon Thames, London.

Spouse (2)

Sheila Forrester (1966 - 18 October 2005) (his death)
Gabrielle Hamilton (1953 - 1966) (divorced) (1 child)

Trade Mark (1)

Completely bald head

Trivia (4)

His bald, wheelchair-bound villain in the opening sequence of For Your Eyes Only (1981) was, quite obviously, Ernst Stavro Blofeld. However, he remained uncredited because of legal disputes over the rights to the previous Bond, Thunderball (1965), and its characters.
Widely known for his role as Lando Calrissian's aide in Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980), arguably one of the most famous non-speaking characters in the history of cinema.
In 1952, he appeared at Scotland's Pitlochry Festival Theatre, in the play "The Witch". One of his fellow players was actress Gabrielle Hamilton, whom he would marry the following year. They would divorce by the mid-1960s (following the birth of their daughter, future child star Sarah Hollis Andrews) but would appear together again years later on TV in Strike It Rich! (1986) and The Great Kandinsky (1995).

Personal Quotes (1)

[on his role in Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) ] If you've got a part where you're walking around with lights flashing on your head, you can't really fail, can you?

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