Where Are They Now - Friday, April 27, 2018
Any James Bond fans out there? Any Bond Girl fans out there? Want to find out about the whereabouts of actress Lois Chiles?
Okay, Moonraker is not the best of the series, but it definitely has one of the best Bond Girls thanks to Ms. Chiles.
Let's see what she's been doing these days.
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--DEAD OR ALIVE?--
See if you know if the following celebrities have had a visit from the "Grim Reaper":
Donna Mills: Played Abby on the TV series "Knots Landing"
Dan Haggerty: Played "Grizzly Adams" on the TV series of the same name
Anna Maria Alberghetti: Singing star of the 1950s, also appeared in movies, on TV and on Broadway
(Answer at the bottom)
Learn More About Lois Chiles on Celebrity Nooz
April 15, 1947, Houston, Texas
Lois Cleveland Chiles
CLAIM TO FAME:
She is known for her role as Dr. Holly Goodhead in the 1979 James Bond film Moonraker.
She has been married to money manager Richard Gilder since 2005.
While modeling, she made her film debut appearance as Robert Redford's on-screen college sweetheart in The Way We Were (1973), and reunited with Redford in The Great Gatsby (1974). She played the role of the attractive, cynical young golfer Jordan Baker.
Four years later, she appeared in the film adaptation of Agatha Christie's Death on the Nile (1978) as the murder victim Linnet Ridgeway Doyle. Lois's most memorable role to date is Bond Girl, Dr. Holly Goodhead opposite Roger Moore as James Bond in Moonraker (1979).
Was the original choice for Agent Triple X (Anya Amasova) in The Spy Who Loved Me (1977), but as a moment of fate, got her chance as the 007 girl in Moonraker (1979) after Lewis Gilbert sat next to her on an airline flight.
Before entering films, she was one of the very top models of the 1970s.
Studied at the University of Texas at Austin and the former Finch College in New York City, where she was discovered by a Glamour magazine editor and that led to her fashion modeling career.
She is very active in raising money for the research and prevention of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, particularly because her brother's life was taken by same.
Had a long-time involvement with but never married Don Henley of the Eagles.
In the spring of 2002, she taught a course in film acting at the University of Houston.
WHERE IS SHE NOW:
Chiles retired from acting in 2006, but is still very active in the arts. She turned to painting. Working the old-fashioned way, Chiles spends hours with professional life models. Her works had a showing at Octavia Art Gallery in Houston in 2016.
Chiles and her husband are part of the board of the New York Historical Society and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. Plus, they are both honorary co-chairs of Northfield Mount Hermon, and they named the Chiles Theater after her.
2006 Kettle of Fish...Jean
2005 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV Series)...Jillian Stokes
- Grave Danger: Part 1 (2005)
2002 Warning: Parental Advisory (TV Movie)...Susan Baker
2002 Any Day Now (TV Series)...Judge
- Truth Hurts (2002)
2000 Eventual Wife (Short)...Susan's Mother
1998 Black Cat Run (TV Movie)...Ada Bronnel
1997 Speed 2: Cruise Control...Celeste
1997 Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery...Steamrolled Henchman's Wife (uncredited)
1997 The Nanny (TV Series)...Elaine
- No Muse Is Good Muse (1997)
1996 Wish Upon a Star (TV Movie)...Mittermonster
1996 Curdled...Katrina Brandt
1995 Flipper (TV Series)...Allison Van Rijn
- That's a Moray! (1995)
1995 The Babysitter...Bernice Holsten
1994 L.A. Law (TV Series)...Carmilla Greer
- How Am I Driving? (1994)
1993 Lush Life (TV Movie)...Lucy
1993 Crossroads (TV Series)...Renee
- Paradise Found (1993)
1993 Civil Wars (TV Series)...Alexandra Phelps
- Split Ends (1993)
1993 In the Heat of the Night (TV Series)...Muriel Gray
- Judgement Day (1993)
1992 Obsessed (TV Movie)...Louise
1991 Until the End of the World...Elsa Farber
1991 Diary of a Hitman...Sheila
1991 Veronica Clare (TV Series)
- Affairs with Death (1991)
- Mr. Duvall (1991)
1990 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)...Millie Bingham Stafford
- The Return of Preston Giles (1990)
1990 In the Eye of the Snake...Claire Anzer--Marc's Mother
1990 Burning Bridges (TV Movie)...Claire Morgan
1989 Say Anything...Diane's Mother (uncredited)
1987 Broadcast News...Jennifer Mack
1987 Tales from the Hollywood Hills: A Table at Ciro's (TV Movie)...Lita Nathan
1987 Creepshow 2...Annie Lansing (segment "The Hitchhiker")
1986 Dark Mansions (TV Movie)...Jessica Drake
1986 Sweet Liberty...Leslie
1982-1983 Dallas (TV Series)...Holly Harwood
1981 Hart to Hart (TV Series)...Scottie / Mary Scott
- The Latest in High Fashion Murder (1981)
1979 Moonraker...Holly Goodhead
1978 Death on the Nile...Linnet Ridgeway
1978 Coma...Nancy Greenly
1974 The Great Gatsby...Jordan Baker
1973 The Way We Were...Carol Ann
1972 Together for Days...Shelley
To see Then & Now pictures of Lois Chiles, visit: Celebrity Nooz
--Answers to DEAD OR ALIVE--
Donna Mills - ALIVE
Dan Haggerty - DEAD (Cancer)
Born: 11/19/1941 Died: 01/15/2016
Anna Maria Alberghetti - ALIVE
WHO PASSED ON THIS WEEK...
Abbas, 74, Iranian photographer.
Shuhrat Abbosov, 87, Uzbek actor, film director, screenwriter, and film producer.
Laura Aguilar, 58, American photographer.
Johnny Danger, 29, New Zealand entertainer and stuntman, traffic collision.
Madeeha Gauhar, 62, Pakistani actress, cancer.
Yeshayahu Hadari, 84, Israeli rabbi.
Bjørn Hansen, 79, Norwegian football coach (Rosenborg BK).
Inuka, 27, Singaporean polar bear, first born in the tropics, euthanized.
Lana Jones, 62, American radio journalist (WBZ).
Hans-Reinhard Koch, 88, German Roman Catholic prelate, Auxiliary Bishop of Erfurt (1985-2004).
Anam Vivekananda Reddy, 67, Indian politician, prostate cancer.
Kulsoom Sultan, 80, Pakistani actress, heart attack.
Belal Chowdhury, 79, Bangladeshi poet.
Tony Cooke, 62, Australian trade unionist, cancer.
Ángelos Delivorriás, 80, Greek art historian and academic (University of Athens), Director of Benaki Museum (1973-2015) and member of the Academy of Athens (since 2016).
Arthur Eustace, 92, New Zealand sprinter, British Empire Games bronze medalist (1950), and sports administrator.
Victor Garaygordóbil Berrizbeitia, 102, Spanish-born Ecuadorian Roman Catholic prelate, Bishop of Los Rios (1963-1982).
Dinu C. Giurescu, 91, Romanian historian.
Paul Gray, 54, Australian musician (Wa Wa Nee), myeloma.
Henri Michel, 70, French football player (Nantes) and coach (national team).
Alain Milhaud (es), 87, Swiss music producer and manager (Los Bravos, Los Canarios), brain tumor.
Hariton Pushwagner, 77, Norwegian artist.
Emma Smith, 94, English author (Maidens' Trip).
Liri Belishova, 91, Albanian politician and resistance member during World War II.
Don Bustany, 89, American radio and television broadcaster (American Top 40).
Matt Campbell, 29, British television chef (MasterChef: The Professionals).
Bennie Cunningham, 63, American football player (Pittsburgh Steelers), cancer.
Haddon Donald, 101, New Zealand Army lieutenant colonel and politician, MP for Wairarapa (1963-1969).
Bob Dorough, 94, American pianist, singer and composer (Schoolhouse Rock!).
Isamu Imoto, 92, Japanese politician, Governor of Saga Prefecture (1991-2003).
Sachio Kinugasa, 71, Japanese baseball player, colon cancer.
Gennady Leonov, 71, Russian mathematician and mechanic.
Béla Magyari, 68, Hungarian air force colonel (Hungarian Astronautical Society).
Walter Mengden, 91, American attorney and politician.
Arthur B. Rubinstein, 80, American composer (WarGames, Stakeout, Lost in America), cancer.
Henk Temming (nl), 94, Dutch footballer (VV DOS).
Barrie Williams, 79, British football coach and manager (Sutton United).
Leland B. Yeager, 93, American economist.
Keith Ashfield, 66, Canadian politician, MP (2008-2015) and MLA (1999-2008).
Demeter Bitenc, 95, Slovenian actor (Outsider).
Wiam Dahmani, 34, Moroccan singer and actress, heart attack.
Roy Haggerty, 58, English rugby league player (St Helens, Barrow).
Ken Hofmann, 95, American businessman and sports team owner (Oakland Athletics).
Richard Jenrette, 89, American investor (Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette), cancer.
Nino Khurtsidze, 42, Georgian Grandmaster chess player, International Master (1999), cancer.
Shiva Kumar Pradhan, 83, Nepalese writer.
Dave Nelson, 73, American baseball player (Texas Rangers, Cleveland Indians) and broadcaster (Milwaukee Brewers), liver cancer.
Balantrapu Rajanikanta Rao, 98, Indian writer, composer and musicologist.
Kona Schwenke, 25, American football player (Notre Dame Fighting Irish).
Hoyt Patrick Taylor Jr., 94, American politician, Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina (1969-1973).
Nina Doroshina (ru), 83, Russian actress (Love and Pigeons).
Ángel Gahona (es), Nicaraguan journalist, shot.
Golam Hafiz, 89, Bangladeshi football referee (FIFA).
Dee Hardison, 61, American football player (Buffalo Bills, New York Giants, San Diego Chargers).
Robert Kates, 89, American geographer.
Firmin Le Bourhis, 68, French author, heart attack.
Guggi Löwinger (de), 79, Austrian singer and actress.
Jim Miceli, 83, American politician, member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives (since 1977), heart attack.
Brett Norman, 43, American journalist (Politico), pancreatic cancer.
Les Pearce, 94, Welsh rugby league player and coach (Halifax).
Waldyr Sant'anna (pt), 81, Brazilian voice actor.
Nelson Pereira dos Santos, 89, Brazilian filmmaker (Vidas Secas, How Tasty Was My Little Frenchman), liver cancer.
Nabi Tajima, 117, Japanese supercentenarian, world's oldest living person and last living verified person born in the 19th century.
Verne Troyer, 49, American actor (Austin Powers, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone).
George Alusik, 83, American baseball player (Kansas City Athletics, Detroit Tigers).
Avicii, 28, Swedish electronic musician ("Wake Me Up", "Hey Brother", "I Could Be the One") and disc jockey.
Roy Bentley, 93, English footballer (Chelsea, Fulham, national team).
Eddie Blackburn, 61, English footballer (Hull City, Hartlepool United, York City).
Earle Bruce, 87, American football coach (Ohio State), Alzheimer's disease.
Leopoldo Cantancio, 54, Filipino boxer, Asian Games silver (1986) and bronze medalist (1990), traffic collision.
Pedro Erquicia, 75, Spanish journalist.
Bob Gale, 84, English cricketer (Middlesex).
Anne Gibson, Baroness Gibson of Market Rasen, 77, British trade unionist and life peer.
Ha Hyun Kwan, 53, South Korean actor.
Brian Henry Hooper, 55, Australian bassist (Beasts of Bourbon, Rowland S. Howard, Kim Salmon & The Surrealists), lung cancer.
Grace Jelagat Kipchoim, 56, Kenyan politician, member of the National Assembly (since 2013), cancer.
Robbee Mariano, 47, German bassist (Söhne Mannheims).
James Ajonga Mawut, 64, South Sudanese army commander.
Nie Bichu, 90, Chinese politician, mayor of Tianjin (1993-1998).
Rajinder Sachar, 94, Indian judge.
John Stride, 81, British actor (The Main Chance, The Omen, A Bridge Too Far).
Pavel Šrut, 78, Czech poet, writer and translator.
Al Swift, 82, American broadcaster and politician, member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Washington's 2nd district (1979-1995), idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.
Shane Yarran, 28, Australian footballer (Fremantle, Subiaco), suicide.
Charles Zwick, 91, American civil servant, Director of the Bureau of the Budget (1968-1969).
Mari Ábrego (es), 73, Spanish alpinist, first Spaniard to climb K2, stomach cancer.
Graciela Agudelo, 72, Mexican pianist and composer.
Alan Cass, 77, American sportscaster (Denver Broncos).
Reid Collins, 88, American newscaster (CBS News Radio, CNN)
Stuart Colman, 73, English musician, record producer and broadcaster, cancer
John Duffie, 72, American baseball player (Los Angeles Dodgers).
Darrell Eastlake, 75, Australian television presenter and sports commentator (Nine Network), Alzheimer's disease and emphysema.
Arnold Eidslott, 92, Norwegian poet.
Marco Garofalo (it), 61, Italian dancer and choreographer.
Cornelius Jakobs, 93, Estonian Russian Orthodox hierarch, Metropolitan Bishop of Tallinn and all Estonia (since 1992).
Zacharias Jimenez, 70, Filipino Roman Catholic prelate, Bishop of Pagadian (1994-2003) and Auxiliary Bishop of Butuan (2003-2009).
Vladimir Lyakhov, 76, Ukrainian-born Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz 32, Soyuz T-9, Soyuz TM-6).
Pepe Mediavilla, 77, Spanish voice actor.
Luis Montes Mieza, 68-69, Spanish anesthetist and pro-euthanasia activist, heart attack.
Walter Moody, 83, American convicted murderer (Robert Smith Vance), execution by lethal injection.
Mr. Yosie Locote (es), 42, Mexican rapper, shot.
Will Rogers, 60, American politician, Mayor of Burbank, California (since 2015), liver cancer.
Saleh Ali al-Sammad, 39, Yemeni politician, President of the Houthi Supreme Political Council (since 2016), air strike.
Joël Santoni, 74, French film director (Scrambled Eggs) and screenwriter.
Gil Santos, 80, American sportscaster (New England Patriots).
Agnès-Marie Valois, 103, French nun and World War II nurse.
Abraham Viruthakulangara, 74, Indian Roman Catholic prelate, Bishop of Khandwa (1977-1998) and Archbishop of Nagpur (since 1998).
Domingo Ulloa (es), 92, Chilean photographer.