In Memoriam: David Hedison (Felix Leiter)

Albert David Hedison, Jr. (May 20, 1927, Providence, Rhode Island, USA – July 18, 2019, Los Angeles, California, USA) was an American film, television, and stage actor.

He was billed as Al Hedison in his early film work. In 1959, when he was cast in the role of Victor Sebastian in the short-lived espionage television series “Five Fingers”, NBC insisted that he change his name. He proposed that he use his middle name and he has been billed as David Hedison ever since. He is known for his role as Captain Lee Crane in Irwin Allen‘s television series Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea and as CIA agent Felix Leiter in two James Bond films, “Live and Let Die” (1973) starring Roger Moore as James Bond and “Licence to Kill” (1989) starring Timothy Dalton as 007.

 

We will never forget you.

 

David Hedison as Felix Leiter in “Licence to Kill” (1989) Photo © EON, United Artists, Danjaq LLC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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