Donald Pleasence was a British actor. He was one of the portrayers of Ernst Stavro Blofeld.

Behind the Scenes

Pleasence was well-known for acting versatility. He had been one of the many actors in the espionage film The Great Escape, playing a British airman who had a milquetoast manner and studied birds, but in actuality used that to cast off suspicion about drafting up escape plans. He played the President of the United States in the 1980 film Escape from New York, and was best known to American audiences for his role as Dr. Sam Loomis in the Halloween horror films, a role which Peter Cushing and fellow Bond villain actor Christopher Lee had earlier passed up.

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