Donald Pleasence was initially a conscientious objector, but later changed his stance and was commissioned into the Royal Air Force, serving with 166 Squadron, RAF Bomber Command. His Avro Lancaster was shot down on 31 August 1944, during a raid on Agenville. He was taken prisoner and placed in a German prisoner-of-war camp, where he produced and acted in plays. -- He later played  Flight Lt. Colin Blythe in The Great Escape .

Donald Pleasence was initially a conscientious objector, but later changed his stance and was commissioned into the Royal Air Force, serving with 166 Squadron, RAF Bomber Command. His Avro Lancaster was shot down on 31 August 1944, during a raid on Agenville. He was taken prisoner and placed in a German prisoner-of-war camp, where he produced and acted in plays. -- He later played Flight Lt. Colin Blythe in The Great Escape .

Donald Pleasence-Royal Air Force-WW2-served with 166 Squadron bomber command, shot down, placed in the German POW camp Stalag Luft I (Actor) photo shown is in POW camp

Donald Pleasence-Royal Air Force-WW2-served with 166 Squadron bomber command, shot down, placed in the German POW camp Stalag Luft I (Actor) photo shown is in POW camp

Gold Of The Amazon Women (1979) $19.99; aka: Amazon Women; In this made-for-TV movie, an adventurer (Bo Svenson) searches for the fabled Golden Cities of El Dorado and allies himself with a tribe of Amazon women against a murderous villain (Donald Pleasence) who is also after the treasure. Also stars Anita Ekberg.

Gold Of The Amazon Women (1979) $19.99; aka: Amazon Women; In this made-for-TV movie, an adventurer (Bo Svenson) searches for the fabled Golden Cities of El Dorado and allies himself with a tribe of Amazon women against a murderous villain (Donald Pleasence) who is also after the treasure. Also stars Anita Ekberg.

HALLOWEEN - John Carpenter - cult / classic alternative movie poster / print [ Donald Pleasence Jamie Lee Curtis P.J. Soles ] horror

HALLOWEEN - John Carpenter - cult / classic alternative movie poster / print [ Donald Pleasence Jamie Lee Curtis P.J. Soles ] horror

Credit: Allstar/Allstar Blofeld’s Mao suit  (1977) Although not properly immortalised until Mike Myers spoofed it as Dr Evil in the Austin Powers films, the iconic grey Mao suit was first worn by arch villain Blofeld, played by Donald Pleasence in You Only Live Twice. Hemming says: “The style is sometimes referred to as a Nehru suit, but the turned-down collar and fly front is more Mao –and Pleasence is easily the most villainous wearer of it.” Blofeld, the head of the criminal…

Credit: Allstar/Allstar Blofeld’s Mao suit (1977) Although not properly immortalised until Mike Myers spoofed it as Dr Evil in the Austin Powers films, the iconic grey Mao suit was first worn by arch villain Blofeld, played by Donald Pleasence in You Only Live Twice. Hemming says: “The style is sometimes referred to as a Nehru suit, but the turned-down collar and fly front is more Mao –and Pleasence is easily the most villainous wearer of it.” Blofeld, the head of the criminal…

Donald Pleasence - Wikipedia

Donald Pleasence - Wikipedia

Donald Pleasence (1919 - 1995) He appeared in numerous movies, including "The Great Escape", "Telefon", "Halloween" and "Escape from New York", he played Ernst Blofeld in the James Bond movie "You Only Live Twice"

Donald Pleasence (1919 - 1995) He appeared in numerous movies, including "The Great Escape", "Telefon", "Halloween" and "Escape from New York", he played Ernst Blofeld in the James Bond movie "You Only Live Twice"

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