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In Memoriam of Dana Broccoli (1922-2004): Cubby Broccoli's wife

By: Anders Frejdh
Dana Broccoli
Dana Broccoli, producer involved in James Bond films, has passed away. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family.

Dana Broccoli, the widow of the movie producer Albert R. Broccoli (Cubby) and the president of the company that owns the film rights to Ian Fleming's James Bond novels, died at her home in Beverly Hills on February 29. She was 82.

The cause was cancer, her family said.

Ms. Broccoli, a novelist and theatrical producer, became president of Danjaq, the film company that Cubby Broccoli and Harry Saltzman founded in 1961, after her husband died in 1996. Three Bond films starring Pierce Brosnan were released during Dana Broccoli's tenure; Tomorrow Never Dies (1997), The World Is Not Enough (1999), Die Another Day (2002).

She also was the creative force behind turning Chitty Chitty Bang Bang into a musical, for which she served as lead producer. It opened in London's West End in 2002 and is scheduled for Broadway in 2005.

When Cubby Broccoli was searching for the actor to play Bond, he asked his wife's opinion of a young Scottish actor, Sean Connery.

"I said he (Sean) is fantastic," Ms. Broccoli told The Los Angeles Times in 1978.

Ms. Broccoli and her first husband, Lewis Wilson, were divorced. She is survived by four children, Michael G. Wilson, Tony Broccoli, Tina Broccoli and Barbara Broccoli, and five grandchildren.

Photo above:
EON Productions James Bond 40th Anniversary celebration party at Pinewood Studios. © 2002 Laurent Perriot. All rights reserved.

From left to right: Caroline Munro, Carole Ashby, Richard Kiel, Shirley Eaton, Michael G. Wilson, Dana Broccoli, Lois Maxwell, Colin Salmon, Sir Ken Adam and Eunice Gayson.

For more info about Dana Broccoli, read the obituary written by our friend, Robert Sellers:



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