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Mon. Jul 15th, 2024
Actor George Lazenby played James Bond just once - and the revelations in his two divorces suggest deep-seated problems.

George Lazenby by Comet Photo AG (Zürich), CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

S18E06: You Give Love A Bad Name | George Lazenby, the Lesser James Bond

Some people are born great, while others have greatness thrust upon them. In spite of honest efforts to thrust greatness onto Australian actor George Lazenby, he has instead built a career and life out of a series of cascading bad decisions – in work and love. His single turn as James Bond could have heralded the start of a glorious career in show biz; instead, it represented a high water mark for an actor whose career never particularly went anywhere. Alicia has all the gory details.

Content Warning: This episode contains graphic descriptions of alleged domestic violence and child abuse.

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Alicia’s Receipts

George Lazenby ‘punched pregnant ex-wife and broke her nose while son was dying of cancer’ (standard.co.uk)

As Bond star George Lazenby and tennis ace Pam Shriver head for the divorce courts, the truth about… the spy who shoved me | Daily Mail Online (dailymail.co.uk)

Lazenby officially divorced | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV | Express.co.uk

In ‘Becoming Bond,’ A Look At The Man Who Was 007 Only Once | WBUR (wbur.org)

Ex-Bond star George Lazenby ‘gave his toddlers beer and threatened to kill his tennis champion wife’ | Daily Mail Online (dailymail.co.uk)

EXCLUSIVE: ‘Pam is trying to cut my throat and leave me with nothing,’ says George Lazenby (dailymail.co.uk)

Love bonds actor, area tennis star – Baltimore Sun (baltimoresun.com)

James Bond star George Lazenby, 81, swaps the spy’s Aston Martin for a bike as he goes for a cycle in LA | The US Sun (the-sun.com)

Becoming Bond (Hulu Original Documentary, 2017)

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