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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 27 October 1915Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada
Date of Death 28 September 1994Paris, France  (heart attack)

Mini Bio (1)

Harry Saltzman was born on October 27, 1915 in Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada. He is known for his work on Goldfinger (1964), Dr. No (1962) and From Russia with Love (1963). He was married to Adriana Ghinsberg and Jacqueline Colin. He died on September 28, 1994 in Paris, France.

Spouse (3)

Jacqueline Colin (? - 31 January 1980) (her death) (3 children)
? (? - ?) (divorced)
Adriana Ghinsberg (? - 28 September 1994) (his death)

Trivia (14)

Sold off his share of the Bond films in 1975 to United Artists.
Member of jury at the Cannes Film Festival in 1978
At one time owned two German Shepherds, one called James, and the other called Bond.
His wife Jacqueline Saltzman appeared briefly as a passenger on a train in From Russia with Love (1963). She was also a gas-station employee in Switzerland in Goldfinger (1964) where Bond drops off Tilly Masterson, but the scene was cut.
Worked for the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), the predecessor of the CIA, during World War II.
Had a habit of complaining about and sending everybody's food back at nice restaurants. His former partner Albert R. Broccoli once said of him, "If he was at the Last Supper, he'd send that back, too".
Once admitted that he never foresaw the success of the James Bond franchise.
Along with Tony Richardson and John Osborne, he founded Woodfall Film Productions in the late 1950s. They produced a number of seminal British films of the period, including Look Back in Anger (1959), A Taste of Honey (1961) and Tom Jones (1963).
After selling the rights to the Bond franchise to partner Albert R. Broccoli, Saltzman concentrated on stage productions.
The secret OSS Intelligence career of Harry Saltzman was first revealed by fellow Canadian and James Bond production associate David Giammarco in his 2002 book "For Your Eyes Only: Behind the Scenes of the James Bond Films", published for the 40th anniversary James Bond film Die Another Day (2002). For the 50th anniversary 007 film Skyfall (2012), Hilary Saltzman, Steven Saltzman and David Giammarco disclosed the full extent of Saltzman's Intelligence work with previously-classified documents, photographs and analysis in an exclusive feature for Vanity Fair Magazine titled "50 Years of 007: The Secret Spy Life of James Bond Producer Harry Saltzman".
In 1939 he served in the Canadian Army in France but received a medical discharge by 1943 and then joined the U.S. Army's Psychological Warfare Bureau.
Joined a circus at age 17.
Described by director Tony Richardson as having "the face of an eager, coarse cherub".

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