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One year ago: Joseph Wiseman

October 19, 2010 |  6:00 am

Wiseman Playing the title character in the James Bond film "Dr. No"  brought actor Joseph Wiseman recognition. But his career was far more than one villainous part, with performances on Broadway and in several other movies.

Wiseman, who died a year ago at 91, viewed the role with "great disdain," said his daughter, Martha Graham Wiseman.

He told The Times in 1992: "I had no idea it would achieve the success it did." His performance in the 1962 film matched him against Sean Connery, who was making his debut as Bond.

Wiseman's Broadway appearances included "Antony and Cleopatra," "Detective Story," "The Lark," "Incident at Vichy," "In the Matter of J. Robert Oppenheimer" and a revival of "The Tenth Man."

He also was in several films and television shows.

His obituary appeared in The Times on Oct. 21, 2009.

-- Keith Thursby

 Photo: Joseph Wiseman as Dr. No