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Overview (3)

Born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Died in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada  (undisclosed)
Birth NameAlexander Austin Willis

Mini Bio (1)

Austin Willis was born on September 30, 1917 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada as Alexander Austin Willis. He was an actor, known for Goldfinger (1964), Firefox (1982) and Bush Pilot (1947). He was married to Gwen Laforty and Kate Reid. He died on April 4, 2004 in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.

Family (1)

Spouse Gwen Laforty (1984 - 4 April 2004)  (his death)
Kate Reid (13 July 1953 - 1962)  (divorced)  (2 children)

Trivia (3)

Originally to have played the role of CIA agent Felix Leiter in Goldfinger (1964), but at the last minute he was given the smaller role of Simmons.
Brother of the late Canadian newscaster J. Frank Willis
He was awarded the C.M. (Member of the Order of Canada) on May 1, 2002 for his services to performing arts in Canada.

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