RIP Roger Moore (1927-2017)

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The world lost one of the most beloved James Bonds today. London-born Moore was still working when he passed and he had been appearing in movies since the 1940s. He can be spotted in Great Britain productions like Vacation from Marriage aka Perfect Strangers (1945) and Caesar and Cleopatra (1945). It wasn’t until a decade later when he started appearing in credited film roles such as in The Last Time I Saw Paris (1954) and Interrupted Melody (1955) in Hollywood. He also worked frequently on television such as playing the title character in Ivanhoe (1958-59) and Beauregarde Maverick (the hero’s cousin) in Maverick from 1959 to 1961. Everything changed when Moore played Simon Templar in TV’s The Saint (1962-69) which perfectly showed the types of roles Moore was born to play: cool tough guys. He became even more iconic when he took over the role of James Bond in such films as Live and Let Die (1973), The Man with the Golden Gun (1974), and The Spy Who Loved Me (1977). Moore continued acting regularly after James Bond taking a variety of different roles. Moore was known for being very honest and quite modest in his personal life. To audiences all over the world, he will be forever known as James Bond and Simon Templar.

~Virginia

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