Joan Collins Pays Tribute To David Mccallum On Good Morning Britain
Dame Joan Collins has told fans she is “so sad” to learn of British actor David McCallum’s death.
Joan, 90, shared a throwback picture of the pair from the set of The Man From U.N.C.L.E., in which he played a secret agent and she starred as Baroness Bibi De Chasseur/Rosy Shlagenheimer in the 1960s.
Alongside the snap on her Instagram page, the Dynasty actress said David was her first boyfriend from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London.
She wrote: “So sad that #davidmccallum – my first boyfriend at #rada – has died.
“A fine #actor a great #talent and a true #gentleman. Loved working with him on #manfromuncle #rip #ripdavidmccallum.”
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Many of Joan’s 399,000 followers flocked to her post to send their condolences.
Dawrea commented: “My first heart throb. Thank you for telling us of his lovely personality. So sad. RIP David McCallum.”
Bewitching_omen added: “David was a true gentleman and he will be deeply missed.”
Mauretania1910 typed: “@joancollins6433 he was an excellent actor. Sorry for your loss. You will have good memories.”
According to CBS, the actor died of natural causes on Monday surrounded by family at New York Presbyterian Hospital.
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They added in a statement: “David was a gifted actor and author, and beloved by many around the world.
“He led an incredible life, and his legacy will forever live on through his family and the countless hours on film and television that will never go away.”
David was best known for his roles in The Man From U.N.C.L.E. and the series NCIS.
Joan wrote about her first love in her 2013 book Passion For Life, where she reflected on her romantic relationships and starting out in the acting world in her teens.
She shared: “When I first saw sixteen year old David McCallum at RADA, I thought he must be related to one of my favourite actors, Richard Widmark.
“They had the same blond floppy hair, pale complexion and light eyes.
“We dated briefly, nothing too heavy, and then he went on to date and eventually marry Jill Ireland, who eventually left him for Charles Bronson.”
Joan said it was when she was studying her craft at the academy that she “discovered the opposite sex” and “fell in love at least 20 times”.
The actress has since gone on to marry five times, most recently to current husband Percy Gibson in 2002.
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