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Famed quiz show host, and early James Bond, dies

Famed quiz show host, and early James Bond, dies

Famed British quiz show host Bob Holness, who also starred as an early incarnation of James Bond, has died at the age of 83.
Holness' family said Friday that the South Africa-born entertainer "passed away peacefully in his sleep."
Holness was born in KwaZulu-Natal province, South Africa, and returned there as a young man to begin an acting career after he was raised in southern England.
In 1956, Holness was one of first actors to portray Ian Fleming's Bond _ starring in a radio adaptation of the novel "Moonraker."
He was best known in Britain as host of the long-running "Blockbusters" show, which ran for 10 years to 1993, and the quiz "Call My Bluff" for six years.
He is survived by his wife Mary, three children and seven grandchildren.