Roger Moore Passes Away At 89

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British actor Sir Roger Moore, best known for his portrayal of spy James Bond in the 1970s and 80s, has died at the age of 89.

Following Sean Connery’s departure from the 007 role, Moore stepped into play Ian Fleming’s most famous creation in 1973’s “Live and Let Die”. He would go on to star in a total of seven Bond movies which include:  “The Man with the Golden Gun”, “The Spy Who Loved Me”, “Moonraker”, “For Your Eyes Only”, “Octopussy” and “A View to  a Kill”

Moore studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, and performed in a variety of small roles before finding some success on television. Among early TV roles include “Maverick” alongside James Garner, and the spy thriller “The Saint” (a series which would prepare him for his eventual turn as James Bond.)

 

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Michael Vecchio
Michael Vecchiohttp://beforethecyborgs.com
Michael Vecchio is a contributing writer for Before The Cyborgs. A graduate of the University of Alberta, he is a keen follower of events in the world of film, as well as politics and history. You can also hear him podcast about film and politics

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