Cecil Yekuthial “Cec” Linder was a Canadian actor who played Felix Leiter in Goldfinger. Born in Poland, he immigrated to Canada with his family as an infant and raised in Timmins, Ontario.

Originally intended to play Simmons, he switched roles with fellow Canadian actor Austin Willis. Linder replaced Jack Lord as Leiter, but appeared only once as the character, helping establish the tradition of wildly different actors playing Leiter with every appearance. When Leiter appeared again in Thunderball, another young actor played the part.

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