Lois Maxwell, who played Ms. Moneypenny in the “classic” James Bond films, has died in Australia at age 80. Born as Lois Hooker in Ontario, in 1927, Maxwell began her career in radio. She would end up playing Moneypenny, the secretary to M and longtime admirer of Ian Fleming’s secret agent, in 14 films, from Dr No in 1962 to 1985’s A View To A Kill. Maxwell moved to Australia to be with her son after she was diagnosed with cancer. A spokesman for Fremantle Hospital, Western Australia says she died there peacefully on Saturday.
God bless you, Lois Maxwell. You were Moneypenny to us!