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In Memoriam of American actor Julius Harris (1923-2004)

By: Steven Jay Rubin
Published:
2020-10-17
Julius Harris Tee Hee Live and Let Die
The James Bond Movie Encyclopedia presents This Day in James Bond History - remembering actor Julius Harris of Live and Let Die (1973) on the day of his passing in 2004 at the age of 81.

Harris portrayed one of Kananga’s (Yaphet Kotto) henchmen, Tee Hee – the man with the insidious laugh and the prosthetic pincer arm.

You can say whatever you want about the Roger Moore era of Bond films, but there’s no denying that the era featured a wild and outrageous group of villains.


Tee Hee lost his arm to a Louisiana crocodile named Old Albert. Later, he escorts Bond to a true nest of crocs at a farm on mythical San Monique, where they’re raised – trapping 007 on an island in their midst.

Of his memories as Tee Hee in Live and Let Die directed by Guy Hamilton, Julius Harris said:

“When we had the fight on the train, Roger and I rehearsed that whole thing together. We didn’t want any stuntmen because it was impossible for someone to double for me.”



So let’s raise a tall one to one of the first African American players to enter the 007 world and carve a place of his own in it. To Julius.

All text. Copyright © 2020 Steven Jay Rubin. All rights reserved.

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