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Born: December 12, 1927 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: London, England, GB Profession: Cast ...
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Raised in Chiswick, west London
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Taught to box by father at age five
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Was working as an understudy in the West End when picked by Rank for grooming as a starlet in late 1940s
1946:
Stage debut, "The Gleam"
1947:
Film debut in "Fame is the Spur"
1954:
TV debut as series regular on "The Vise" (ABC)
1958:
Appeared in early Titanic film, "A Night to Remember"
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Starred on British TV in "The Avengers", exited after 52 episodes, before the series arrived on American screens; played Catherine Gale
1963:
Played Hera in Don Chaffey's "Jason and the Argonauts"
1964:
Delivered memorable turn as villainous martial arts expert Pussy Galore in "Goldfinger", starring Sean Connery as James Bond
1965:
Acted "Life at the Top", a sequel to "Room at the Top"
1968:
Reteamed with Chaffey for "A Twist of Sand"
1968:
Worked again with Connery in "Shalako"
1971:
Kidnapped by Dean Martin in Andrew McLaglen's questionable comedy-western, "Something Big"
1975:
Portrayed Margaret Stevenson in "The Rebel" (CBS), the third presenatation of a four-part series on Benjamin Franklin
1979:
Last feature to date, "The Cat and the Canary"
1984:
Played Ursula Schumann in NBC miniseries, "The First Olympics: Athens 1896"
1984:
Appeared in ABC miniseries "Lace"
1987:
Acted in "The Secret Adversary", a two-part adapatation of the Agatha Christie story airing on "Mystery!" (PBS)
1990:
Portrayed Doris Asterman in two-part syndicated "Voice of the Heart"
1990:
Began as Laura on "The Upper Hand", an anglicized version of American TV's "Who's the Boss"; Blackman gave a lusty performance as a character with a passion for anything wearing pants
1994:
Provided the voice of Mrs. Medlock for ABC's animated musical version of "The Secret Garden"
1995:
Interviewed for Fox's "The World of James Bond"
1999:
Portrayed Joy Adamson in the feature "To Walk With Lions"
2001:
Played supporting role of Penny, a family friend, in "Bridget Jones's Diary"
2007:
Co-starred in "Colour Me Kubrick," the true story of a man who posed as director Stanley Kubrick

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