Sixties starlet Dorothy Provine sadly passed awawy this week. The energetic blonde beauty is remembered most for her singing and dancing abilities and as a talented comedienne in such films as It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, Good Neighbor Sam, The Great Race, and That Darn Cat. So it may come as a surprise that this beautiful blonde had the female lead in two spy movies—The Man from U.N.C.L.E. film One Spy Too Many (1965) and the James Bond rip-off Kiss the Girls and Make Them Die (1966). Provine’s expert comedic performances are the films’ high points and she steals the spotlight away from her male co-stars.
You can read more about Dorothy Provine’s work in the spy genre in my book Film Fatales co-written with my friend Louis Paul.