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Whisper was a fictional American gang member and associate of SMERSH operative and Black Widow Voodoo Cult leader, Mr. Big. The character acts as one of Mr. Big's henchmen during Ian Fleming's 1954 novel Live and Let Die and was subsequently adapted for film in 1973.


Whisper was born on 'Lung Block', on Seventh Avenue, at 142nd Street, where death from tuberculosis (TB) was twice as high as anywhere in New York. During his childhood, Whisper's quiet voice is attributed to a bout of TB during infancy, from which one and a half of his lungs had to be removed, leaving him with only half a lung with which to breathe and talk.

Later, Whisper became an assistant to the negro gang in Harlem run by Mr. Big; working as a telephone messenger. When James Bond escapes Mr. Big's men, he is sent out to pursue him, though unsuccessful. He is arrested in the end of the novel after Mr. Big's death.

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