Black Actors in James Bond Films

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  • Shirley Bassey, Goldfinger, Diamonds Are Forever, Moonraker
  • Yaphet Kotto, Live and Let Die
  • Gloria Hendry, Live and Let Die
  • Julius W. Harris
  • Bernie Casey, Never Say Never Again
  • Grace Jones, A View to a Kill
  • Tina Turner, GoldenEye
  • Colin Salmon, Tomorrow Never Dies, The World Is Not Enough, Die Another Day
  • Halle Berry, Die Another Day
  • Jeffrey Wright, Casino Royale
  • Naomie Harris, Skyfall

Shirley Bassey singer of Goldfinger (1964), Diamonds Are Forever (1971) and Moonraker (1979)

The film world is celebrating the 50th year of James Bond. Here's a look back at the African-Americans whose characters or music have added colorful flavor to the longest running movie franchise.

Bassey was a triple threat songstress for the franchise. She sang the title track Goldfinger, which sold over a million copies in 1965. Bassey also sang the '70s title tracks for Diamonds Are Forever and Moonraker.

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