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Lois Maxwell

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The Resume

    (February 14, 1927-September 29, 2007)
    Born in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
    Birth name was Lois Hooker
    Best known for portraying Miss Moneypenny in the Bond films from 'Dr. No' (1962) to 'A View to a Kill' (1985)
    Also appeared in 'That Hagen Girl' (1947), 'Bedtime for Bonzo' (1951) 'Lolita' (1962), 'The Haunting' (1963) and 'The Fourth Angel' (2001)

Why she might be annoying:

    She ran away from home at 15 to join the Army Entertainment Corps.
    When her real age was discovered while the AEC was in London, she enrolled in the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts to avoid being sent back to Canada.
    She made her last appearance as Miss Moneypenny at age 58 and was then replaced by a 26-year-old actress.
    She wrote a column for the Toronto Sun using Miss Moneypenny as a pseudonym.

Why she might not be annoying:

    She made a wise decision changing her last name.
    She received a Golden Globe as Best Newcomer (1947).
    She appeared in a Life magazine photo layout with another upcoming actress, Marilyn Monroe.
    She was in 14 Bond films, second only to Desmond Llewelyn's 17 appearances as Q.
    Roger Moore said, 'She was always fun and she was wonderful to be with.'

Credit: C. Fishel

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Year In Review:

    For 2021, as of last week, Out of 102 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 12 Votes: 33.33% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 74 Votes: 48.65% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 130 Votes: 49.23% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 137 Votes: 59.85% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 17 Votes: 29.41% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 166 Votes: 60.24% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 15 Votes: 6.67% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 21 Votes: 47.62% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 59 Votes: 62.71% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 15 Votes: 20.0% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 75 Votes: 45.33% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 151 Votes: 45.70% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 53 Votes: 37.74% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 98 Votes: 36.73% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 222 Votes: 43.69% Annoying