Terence Young Overview:

Director, Terence Young, was born on Jun 20, 1915 in Shanghai, China. Young died at the age of 79 on Sep 7, 1994 in Cannes, France .

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Terence Young started his film career as a screenwriter in 1939, moving on to make his directorial debut in 1948 with Corridor of Mirrors starring Eric Portman. Over the course of 40 years (1948-1988) he directed 40 films, most notably three James Bond films -- Dr. No (1962), From Russia with Love (1963), and Thunderball (1965) -- as well as The Amorous Adventures of Moll Flanders (1965) starring Kim Novak, and Wait Until Dark (1967) starring Audrey Hepburn.

(Source: article by Annmarie Gatti for Classic Movie Hub).

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He was in a helicopter which crashed over water whilst filming From Russia with Love (1963). It trapped the director below the surface for a considerable time in an air bubble inside the copter's canopy. He was rescued and then immediately went back behind the camera with his arm in a sling.

Directed his wife Dorothea Bennett's novel The Jigsaw Man (1984).

During World War II, he was a paratrooper in the British army, and took part in the battle of Arnhem, Holland, where he was wounded. Young was transferred to a Dutch hospital, where he was nursed back to health. One of the volunteer nurses who took care of him was a 16-year-old Dutch girl named Audrey Heenstra - who became better known as Audrey Hepburn. More than 20 years later, he directed her in Wait Until Dark (1967).

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