Friends remember U.S. Air Force veteran Jess Shipps, best known to friends as 'Jessie' the 'Lumberchick.'
Macnee was best known as the dapper spy John Steed in the gay-beloved 1960s series The Avengers.
One of his most lauded roles was as the leader of a gay biker gang, but the British actor is best remembered for his iconic work as a master villain.
The novelist, who also wrote under the pseudonym Esther Garber, was a pioneer among female writers.
The onetime Playgirl Man of the Year died last month at age 52.