Richard Kiley

Richard Paul Kiley (31 March 1922 – 5 March 1999) was an American stage, television, and film actor, though he is best known for his voice work, as narrator of various documentary series. In Jurassic Park, the impresario boasted, "We've spared no expense. We got Richard Kiley to do the narration!" [approximate quote]

Kiley was born in Chicago, Illinois. His work on stage included Oklahoma! in 1947, and the lead roles in Redhead and the original production of Man of La Mancha, for which he won Tony Awards in 1959 and 1966.

Kiley won several Emmy Awards and Golden Globe Awards for his work in television, including The Thorn Birds (1983) and A Year in the Life (1986–87).

He died of bone-marrow disease in Warwick, New York in 1999.

Partial Filmography

  • Patch Adams (1998)
  • Tigers of the Snow (1997) (TV)
  • Phenomenon (1996)
  • Jurassic Park (1993) (voice)
  • A Year in the Life (1987) TV
  • Howard the Duck (1986) (voice)
  • George Washington (1984) TV Miniseries
  • The Thorn Birds (1983) TV Miniseries
  • Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977)
  • Blackboard Jungle (1955)

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He died of bone-marrow disease in Warwick, New York in 1999. As a former commando, expert skier, expert martial artist with multiple black belts, accomplished horseman, motorcycle racer, and having the ability to act many still consider him the quintessential James Bond. Kiley won several Emmy Awards and Golden Globe Awards for his work in television, including The Thorn Birds (1983) and A Year in the Life (1986–87). Today Lazenby enjoys motorcycle racing and playing golf. His work on stage included Oklahoma! in 1947, and the lead roles in Redhead and the original production of Man of La Mancha, for which he won Tony Awards in 1959 and 1966. The couple had their first baby on 12 July 2004. Kiley was born in Chicago, Illinois. In 2002 he married his second wife, the former tennis player Pam Shriver.

We got Richard Kiley to do the narration!" [approximate quote]. In the 1970s he worked in Hong Kong with Bruce Lee, and had a lunch appointment with Lee and Raymond Chow to discuss a major movie project when Lee suddenly died. In Jurassic Park, the impresario boasted, "We've spared no expense. After the movie, Lazenby's agent talked him into refusing a seven movie contract on the grounds that the Bond character was passť; unsurprisingly, he describes this as the biggest mistake of his life. Richard Paul Kiley (31 March 1922 – 5 March 1999) was an American stage, television, and film actor, though he is best known for his voice work, as narrator of various documentary series. Although it performed relatively poorly on release, in part thanks to a poor publicity campaign, the movie is now considered among the best of the series by many, but not all, fans of the Bond movie series; it is one of the best regarded by fans of Ian Fleming's novels. Blackboard Jungle (1955). Hunt refusing to talk directly to him—and this in turn was caused by Lazenby (unaware of studio politics or Hunt's sensibilities) simply being too brusque in passing on a request for Hunt's friends to clear a set before filming.

Goodbar (1977). According to Lazenby however, the difficulties were caused by director Peter R. Looking for Mr. It was later rumoured that he had been "difficult to work with" in this project. The Thorn Birds (1983) TV Miniseries. His first serious acting role was as James Bond in the film On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969). George Washington (1984) TV Miniseries. By 1968, he was the highest paid model in the world (it is said that in 1967, he made £40,000 directly from modelling, and £60,000 from commercials and product endorsements—equivalent to over a million pounds in 2004).

Howard the Duck (1986) (voice). He moved to London in 1964, working as a car salesman and as a model, then as an actor in advertising. A Year in the Life (1987) TV. He was born in Queanbeyan City (or Goulburn), New South Wales, and served in the Australian Army Special forces and as a military unarmed combat instructor. Jurassic Park (1993) (voice). George Lazenby (born September 5, 1939) is an Australian actor. Phenomenon (1996). Espionage in Tangiers (1965).

Tigers of the Snow (1997) (TV). On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969). Patch Adams (1998). Universal Soldier (1971). The Kentucky Fried Movie (1977). The Newman Shame (1977).

Death Dimension (1978). Saint Jack (1979). Last Harem (1981). General Hospital (1982) (TV Series).

The Return of the Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1983) (TV series) (in which Lazenby plays a very Bond-like character called "JB".). Rituals (1984) (TV Series). Master Ninja VII (1984). Master Ninja VI (1984).

Master Ninja V (1984). Master Ninja II (1984). Never Too Young to Die (1986). Hell Hunters (1986).

Superboy (1988) (TV Series). Eyes of the Beholder (1992). Emmanuelle's Secret (1992). Emmanuelle's Revenge (1992).

Emmanuelle's Perfume (1992). Emmanuelle's Magic (1992). Gettysburg (1993). Emmanuelle's Love (1993).

Emmanuelle in Venice (1993). Emmanuelle Forever (1993). Twin Sitters (1994). Fox Hunt (1996).

Star of Jaipur (1998). Gut Feeling (1999). The Pretender (1999-2000) (TV Series). Four Dogs Playing Poker (2000).

Spider's Web (2001). Sheer Bliss (2002).

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