This "steel cable," it turns out, was actually made of licorice.
Richard Kiel, best known for his performances as "Jaws" in the 1970s James Bond movies, is dead at 74. He was born in Detroit in 1939.
Though he moved away at age 9, we've always liked the fact that he had Detroit roots. And we just wrote about him a few weeks ago, in our roundup of movies about football
, for his excellent performance as the gentle giant in 1970's The Longest Yard
. Rest in peace, Richard.