Where Are They Now - Friday, December 1, 2017
Actress Jill St. John is most famous for her role as Bond girl Tiffany Case in 1971's Diamonds are Forever. Since then, she has had a long career on television and in movies. What are some of her other well-known roles? What is she doing now?
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--DEAD OR ALIVE?--
See if you know if the following celebrities have had a visit from the "Grim Reaper":
Robert Culp: He co-starred in the TV series "I Spy" and appeared in the movie "Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice", among many roles
Anita Morris: She appeared in the movie "Ruthless People" and the TV series version of "Down and Out in Beverly Hills", she was in "Jesus Christ Superstar" and "Nine" on Broadway
Ray Harryhausen: Known for his stop-motion animation in movies such as "Mighty Joe Young", "One Million Years B.C." and "Clash of the Titans"
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Jill St. John
Learn More About Jill St. John on Celebrity Nooz
August 19, 1940, Los Angeles, California
Jill Arlyn Oppenheim
CLAIM TO FAME:
She is known for playing Tiffany Case, the Bond girl in Diamonds Are Forever (1971).
Robert Wagner (26 May 1990 - present)
Jack Jones (14 October 1967 - 1 March 1969) (divorced)
Lance Reventlow (24 March 1960 - 30 October 1963) (divorced)
Neil Dubin (12 May 1957 - 3 July 1958) (divorced)
St. John's first role was on the radio at age six, and three years later, she made her screen debut in the first full-length made-for-TV movie, a production of A Christmas Carol.
She appeared in episodes of The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show, and when she was 16, she signed a contract with Universal Pictures. In 1958, she made her film debut in Summer Love starring John Saxon.
Some of her early films include The Remarkable Mr. Pennypacker (1959), Holiday for Lovers (1959), The Lost World (1960), The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone (1961), Tender Is the Night (1962), Who's Been Sleeping in My Bed? (1963) and Honeymoon Hotel (1964).
St. John was nominated for a Golden Globe as Best Actress for her performance opposite Frank Sinatra in the 1963 film Come Blow Your Horn. She also co-starred with Sinatra in the 1967 detective drama Tony Rome.
She also co-starred with Jerry Lewis in the film Who's Minding the Store? In 1964, she guest starred with Lauren Bacall and Jason Robards, Jr. in the episode "Take a Walk Through the Cemetery" of Craig Stevens's CBS drama series, Mr. Broadway.
Next came St. John's most famous role - that of Tiffany Case in the 1971 James Bond film Diamonds Are Forever, which she starred in opposite Sean Connery. She starred in the 1972 crime thriller Sitting Target with Oliver Reed. During her career, St. John has appeared on such television shows as Magnum, P.I., The Love Boat, Hart to Hart, Burke's Law, The Big Valley, Vega$, and Fantasy Island.
She appeared with her husband Robert Wagner in the following films: Banning (1967); How I Spent My Summer Vacation (1967); Around the World in 80 Days (1989); Something to Believe In (1998); and The Calling (2002).
attended Powers Professional School and received her high school diploma from Hollywood Professional School in the spring of 1955 at age 14.
Is the author of The Jill St. John Cookbook (1987).
Was a member of the Children's Ballet Company with Natalie Wood and Stefanie Powers as a young girl.
She and Wagner spend their recreational time skiing, horseback riding and golfing.
Her three ideal dinner guests would be: Oscar Wilde, Dorothy Parker and Robert Wagner.
Her idol is Kay Kendall.
Taught her stepdaughter Courtney Wagner how to ski.
Once appeared in a production of "Annie Get Your Gun" at age 11.
In the 1980s, her fantasy was to downhill ski faster than any Olympic team.
If she was not an actress, she would be a marine biologist.
Her mother, Betty, died of leukemia in 1998 at age 85.
Has a cat named Terminator.
Nicknamed "Magic" by Robert Wagner.
WHERE IS SHE NOW:
St. John quit acting in 2002; although she appeared as Mrs. Claus in the 2014 TV movie Northpole. She and husband Robert Wagner have homes in Aspen and L.A.'s Pacific Palisades where Jill keeps a number of horses.
2014 Northpole (TV Movie)...Mrs. Claus
2002 The Calling...Elegant Lady
2002 The Trip...Mary Oakley
1998 Something to Believe In
1997 Seinfeld (TV series)...Mrs. Abbott
The Yada Yada (1997)
1995 Out There (TV movie)...Bunny Wells
1992 The Player...Movie Star
1989 Around the World in 80 Days (TV mini-series)...Woman mistaken for Princess Aouda / Woman Mistaken for Princess Aouda
1988 J.J. Starbuck (TV series)...Rachel Capstone
A Song from the Sequel (1988)
1986 Dempsey and Makepeace (TV series)...Mara Giardino
1984 The Act...Elise
1983-1984 Emerald Point N.A.S. (TV series)...Deanna Kincaid
1982 The Concrete Jungle...Warden Fletcher
1982 Matt Houston (TV series)...Karen Ann Douglas
1982 Rooster (TV movie)...Joanna Van Eegan
1981-1982 Fantasy Island (TV series)...Ellen Layton / Helen of Troy / Jane Doe
1982 Magnum, P.I. (TV series)...Jan Kona
Three Minus Two (1982)
1979-1982 The Love Boat (TV series)...Claire Dalrymple / Laura / Mitzi De Risi / ...
1980 Vega$ (TV series)...Mavis Graham
Sudden Death (1980)
1979 Hart to Hart (TV series)...Sylvia Maxwell
Hart to Hart (1979)
1977 Telethon (TV movie)...Fran Sullivan
1976 Brenda Starr (TV movie)...Brenda Starr
1973 Saga of Sonora (TV movie)...Molly
1973 Old Faithful (TV movie)...Miss Roberts
1972 Sitting Target...Pat Lomart
1972 Decisions! Decisions! (TV movie)...Andrea Winters
1971 Diamonds Are Forever...Tiffany Case
1971 The Red Skelton Hour (TV series)...Freida
Humperdoo's Little Prescription (1971)
1970 Foreign Exchange (TV movie)...Mary Harper
1969 The Name of the Game (TV series)...Michelle Howell
The Civilized Men (1969)
1969 The Spy Killer (TV movie)...Mary Harper
1967 Tony Rome...Ann Archer
1967 The King's Pirate...Mistress Jessica Stephens
1967 Banning...Angela Barr
1967 Eight on the Lam...Monica
1967 How I Spent My Summer Vacation (TV movie)...Nikki Pine
1966 Fame Is the Name of the Game (TV movie)...Leona Purdy
1966 The Oscar...Laurel Scott
1966 The Big Valley (TV series)...Barbary Red
Barbary Red (1966)
1966 Batman (TV series)...Molly
1965 The Liquidator...Iris
1963-1965 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV series)...Bunky / Faith / Janie Douglas
1965 The Rogues (TV series)...Jena Tate
The Pigeons of Paris (1965)
1964 Burke's Law (TV series)...Pinky Likewise
Who Killed Merlin the Great? (1964)
1964 Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (TV series)...Carol
Turn Back the Clock (1964)
1964 Honeymoon Hotel...Sherry Nugent
1963 Who's Been Sleeping in My Bed?...Toby Tobler
1963 Who's Minding the Store?...Barbara Tuttle
1963 Come Blow Your Horn...Peggy John
1962 Tender Is the Night...Rosemary Hoyt
1961 The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone...Barbara Bingham
1960 The Lost World...Jennifer Holmes (as Jill St.John)
1959 Holiday for Lovers...Meg Dean
1959 The Remarkable Mr. Pennypacker...Kate Pennypacker
1958 Summer Love...Erica Landis
1957 The DuPont Show of the Month (TV series)...Lois Graves
Junior Miss (1957)
1957 Schlitz Playhouse (TV series)
No Second Helping (1957)
1957 The Christophers (TV series)
Gentle Warrior (1957)
1952 Thunder in the East...English Girl (uncredited)
1952 Sky King (TV series)...Gretchen Gluckman
Two-Gun Penny (1952)
1951-1952 The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (TV series)...Jill Kelly / Sherry Kelly
1949 The Christmas Carol (TV short)..Missie Cratchit (as Jill Oppenheim)
1949 Sandy Dreams (TV series) (as Jill Openheim)
To see Then & Now pictures of Jill St. John, visit: Celebrity Nooz
--Answers to DEAD OR ALIVE--
Robert Culp - DEAD (Heart attack)
Born: 08/16/1930 Died: 03/24/2010
Anita Morris - DEAD (Cancer)
Born: 03/14/1943 Died: 03/03/1994
Ray Harryhausen - DEAD
Born: 06/29/1920 Died: 05/07/2013
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