Another Screen Legend Passes…

Posted: 05/23/2017 in Uncategorized

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Roger Moore, Legendary James Bond Actor, Passes Away

21 mins ago by in Movie News (CBR)

Roger Moore, who starred in seven films as iconic British super-spy James Bond, passed away today in Switzerland following a brief battle with cancer. He was 89 years old.

The news was announced this morning by the actor’s family on his Twitter account. “The love with which he was surrounded in his final days was so great it cannot be quantified in words alone,” read the statement, which identified Moore as an actor, UNICEF ambassador and author.

Born in 1927 in Stockwell, London, Moore began his acting career immediately following World War II with a string of minor film and TV roles before moving in 1953 to the United States, where he signed a contract with MGM. He landed supporting roles in The Last Time I Saw Paris, starring Elizabeth Taylor, and Interrupted Melody, with Glenn Ford and Eleanor Parker, but his first big break came in 1956 as the lead on ITV’s Ivanhoe.

Moore successfully crossed over between film and television, starring first in the short-lived U.S. Western The Alaskans and then replacing James Garner on Maverick before a career-defining role as the Robin Hood-style criminal Simon Templar on The Saint, a character he went on to play for six seasons and 118 episodes.

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