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3 MARCH 2014
A CELEBRATION OF BOND GIRL GLORIA HENDRY

By: Anders Frejdh
Published:
2014-03-03
FSWL celebrates the absolutely lovely Gloria Hendry on her birthday. Gloria portrayed San Monique (fictional island) stationed CIA agent Rosie Carver in Live and Let Die (1973) directed by Guy Hamilton.

With this page, we would like to extend our personal wishes to Ms. Hendry on this special day.

"Dear Gloria, happy birthday and much love from Sweden."

About Gloria Hendry:
Gloria Hendry was born in Florida and raised in Newark, New Jersey, Gloria's first job was as an assistant to the legal secretary in the New York office of the NAACP. She also became a model around this time and worked at the Playboy Club as a "Bunny." This exposure led to her being cast in her first movie, For Love of Ivy (1968).

In the 1970s, she became a popular star of black actioners such as Black Caesar (1973) and Black Belt Jones (1974).

Between these two assignments, she was cast by Guy Hamilton as Rosie Carver in Live and Let Die, and became the first African American Bond girl. Alas, she was killed for betraying James Bond (Roger Moore) to Dr Kanaga (Yaphet Kotto).

Gloria continued to work extensively in both tv and film post-Bond.

She completed her first CD and also produced The Paul Robeson Story.

In June 2008, Gloria Hendry published her autobiography Gloria. Maud Adams comments:

"Gloria’s variety of talents has always amazed me. Her autobiography reveals the exciting and varied experiences she has had and the many lives she has touched. We wee both “Bond Girls’ and bonded on our first meeting. Gloria remains a valued friend to this day!"

In 2009 she was interviewed in "Reflections on Blaxploitation: Actors and Directors Speak".

Undoubtedly, she remains most fondly remembered as Rosie Carver in Live and Let Die, a role she is both proud and fond of.

A selection of Gloria Hendry's other film and television credits:
2012: Freaky Deaky (Maureen Downey)
2009: Absolute Evil (Blind Woman)
2005: Seven Swans (Baba)
1996: South Bureau Homicide (Mrs. Cummings)
1994: Lookin' Italian (Leon's Mother)
1992: Doogie Howser, M.D. (Barbara)
1991: Seeds of Tragedy (Mother)
1990: Hunter (Mrs. Ellis)
1988: Doin' Time on Planet Earth (Mary Richmond)
1987: Falcon Crest (Nurse)
1984: Emerald Point N.A.S. (Mrs. Wallace)
1981: The Brady Brides (Mrs. Richardson)
1977: Bare Knuckles (Barbara Darrow)
1974: Savage Sisters (Lynn Jackson)
1973: Hell Up in Harlem (Helen Bradley)
1973: Love, American Style (Kimberley)
1973: Slaughter's Big Rip-Off (Marcia)
1972: Across 110th Street (Laurelene)
1970: The Landlord (Gloria)

Photo above:
Anders Frejdh with Gloria Hendry in London 2008. © From Sweden With Love.

We encourage everyone to visit Gloria Hendry's official website and support her work:

www.gloriahendry.com

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