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Cassandra Harris and Pierce Brosnan Marriage Profile

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Pierce Brosnan and Cassandra Harris

Actor Pierce Brosnan and his wife Cassandra Harris attend the 11th Annual People's Choice Awards on March 14, 1985.

Photo: Robert Scott / Fotos International / Getty Images
Fast Marriage Facts - Pierce and Cassandra
Met: 1978.
Married: December 27, 1980.
Marriage Ended: 1991, Cassandra's death.
First Marriage: No.

Did You Know?
Pierce said his life with Cassandra was a great adventure.

Born:

Cassandra Harris aka Sandra Colleen Waites: December 15, 1948 in Sydney, Australia.

Died:

Cassandra died in Los Angeles, California on December 28, 1991 after a 4-year battle with ovarian cancer.
Cassandra's last words to Pierce: "Always an actor."
Source: Lawrence Grobel. "Pierce Brosnan: more than just a beautiful Bond!" Cosmopolitan. 9/1/1996.

How Cassandra and Pierce Met:

Pierce and Cassandra met at a party in 1978.
Lawrence Grobel: "Brosnan knew from the beginning, when, both in their twenties, they first met in London in the midseventies, that Cassie was destined to be the great love of his life ... And as a Bond girl herself (Countess Lisl in 1981's For Your Eyes Only), it was she who had earlier arranged the initial contact between Bond producer Cubby Broccoli and her husband, having long believed his fate was to play Ian Fleming's 007."
Source: Lawrence Grobel. "Pierce Brosnan: more than just a beautiful Bond!" Cosmopolitan. 9/1/1996.

Wedding Date:

They were married on December 27, 1980.

Children:

Cassandra and Pierce had a son, Sean Brosnan.

Occupations:

Cassandra was an actress and environmentalist.

Previous Marriage:

Cassandra was previously married to producer Dermot Harris. Their marriage ended in divorce. Dermot died in 1986.
Pierce: "As my star rose here in America and interviews took place, there was a decision by Cassie and myself not to get into the other side or our lives. Cassie was first married to Dermot Harris, Richard Harris's brother, and it had been a very painful experience for her and their two children. When I met her, she was a woman who'd been hurt by a man who didn't quite know what he had in this wonderful lady -- and who was in pain himself. When I came along, a lot of animosity was generated, and we distanced ourselves from it by being here in America. It just seemed to be the best course to take, like a new beginning. I never saw what we did as a lie, just protection."
Source: Lawrence Grobel. "Pierce Brosnan: more than just a beautiful Bond!" Cosmopolitan. 9/1/1996.

Quotes About the Marriage of Cassandra Harris and Pierce Brosnan:

Pierce: "I know what it’s like to be a widower and what it’s like to find love again ... So I know there’s hope and that you have to learn to get on with it. Ups and downs are what life is all about. But the memory of Cassie and her fight against cancer is never forgotten ... Keely has always been kind and compassionate and encouraged me to mourn Cassie. I think of Cassie all the time – my son Sean is also her son, of course, and he’s 29 now ... I suppose Keely is my North Star, always looking out for me."
Source: Jason Solomons. "My new role brought back agony of watching cancer kill my first wife ..." DailyMail.co.uk. 3/30/2013.

Pierce about his marriage with Cassandra: "It was a great friendship, a great love, a great adventure."
Source: "How a man mends his broken heart." Redbook. 12/1/1995.

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