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Actress Pamela Salem (on a series shoot in 1971): Science fiction fans appreciated her

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The actress Pamela Salem is dead. She was best known for her role as Miss Moneypenny in the James Bond film “Never Say Never Again.”

The British woman died on Wednesday at the age of 80, said the production company Big Finish Productions, for which Salem had worked as a radio play narrator.

In 2020 she took part in the radio play series “Doctor Who: The Fourth Doctor Adventures”.

After a career in the theater, Salem took on guest roles in numerous TV series and was seen in a few films in the 1970s.

In 1978 she starred alongside Sean Connery in the crime thriller “The Great Train Robbery”.

In 1983, on Connery's recommendation, she took on the one-off role of secretary Moneypenny in his 007 comeback in "Never Say Never Again."

The remake of the James Bond film “Fireball” is not part of the production company EON’s long-running 007 series and was shown in 1983 in competition with “Octopussy” with Roger Moore.

Salem, who moved to the USA in the 1990s, was seen on television in numerous well-known series, including the British soap opera “Eastenders” and the US series successes “Magnum”, “Emergency Room” and “The West Wing: In the Center of the Might".

Pamela Salem was popular among science fiction fans not only for various roles on "Doctor Who", but also for her appearances in the sci-fi series "Into the Labyrinth", "The Three-Legged Rulers" and "Blake's".