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Roger Moore, Former James Bond Actor, Passes Away at 89

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Roger Moore, Former James Bond Actor, Passes Away at 89
Roger Moore, who is best known for playing James Bond in seven movies throughout the 70s and 80s, has passed away at the age of 89. The actor succumbed to cancer. The veteran star died in Switzerland. It has been announced that he will have a private funeral in Monaco in accordance with his wishes.

To some, Roger Moore is the only James Bond that matters. To others, he is the quintessential Bond, personifying the sexiness and cool European swagger that made his take on the character slightly different than those that came before him and those that followed. He was the first to present Bond with a grand sense of humor, that hasn't been matched in any of other movies in this long running series. But no matter what your stance on the matter is, Moore is one of the best Bonds to ever sip a Martini and chase both
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Film News: Roger Moore, Who Portrayed James Bond, Dies at 89

Switzerland – Of all the breathless hype that comes with each new James Bond movie, the man who played Bond the longest (and in the most films) is often forgotten. Sir Roger Moore – he was knighted for his charity work – portrayed Bond from 1972 to 1985, and died in Switzerland on May 22, 2017. He was 89.

The roguish Moore portrayed Britain’s most famous spy with a air of sophistication and humor, eschewing the harder edge that the first Bond, Sean Connery, had established. From the first film, “Live and Let Die” (1972) to 13 years later with “A View to a Kill,” Moore defined Bond for a generation of 1970s and ‘80s filmgoers. He had been an established British TV actor before taking on his most famous role, and even made inroads in America on the popular series “Maverick” in 1960.

Roger Moore Strikes a Familiar Pose as James Bond

Photo credit: Eon Productions

Roger Moore was
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Sir Roger Moore Has Passed Away At Age 89

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By Lee Pfeiffer

Sir Roger Moore, the iconic British actor who swept to fame playing The Saint and James Bond, has passed away from cancer at age 89. Moore grew up in a middle class lifestyle in Lambeth during WW2 and was among the children evacuated from the city during the Blitz. He had planned a career as a cartoonist but his good looks and charismatic personality drew him first to modeling and then studying acting at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London. He found success early in his career and was placed for a time under contract with MGM in Hollywood. However stardom didn't follow immediately.  Moore mostly appeared in soap opera stories opposite big stars but none of the films were very successful and was dismissed as just another pretty face. In  the 1956 period costume drama "Diane", he was Lana Turner's leading man- but the film
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R.I.P. Roger Moore (1927 – 2017)

Legendary British actor Roger Moore – best known for his role as the super spy James Bond – has passed away aged 89 after a battle with cancer, his family have announced on Twitter.

With the heaviest of hearts, we must share the awful news that our father, Sir Roger Moore, passed away today. We are all devastated. pic.twitter.com/6dhiA6dnVg

Sir Roger Moore (@sirrogermoore) May 23, 2017

Born in London in 1927, Moore began his career as a model in the 1950s, before signing a seven-year contract with MGM in 1954. After early appearances in the likes of Interrupted Melody, The King’s Thief and The Miracle, Moore would go on to make his name in television with roles in Ivanhoe, The Alaskans, Maverick and The Saint, the latter of which brought him worldwide fame as Simon Templar.

Originally a contender to replace Sean Connery as James Bond following 1967’s You Only Live Twice
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Roger Moore Dead: James Bond Actor, 89, Battled Cancer

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Roger Moore Dead: James Bond Actor, 89, Battled Cancer
Roger Moore, the beloved actor best known for playing James Bond in the ’70s and ’80s, died in Switzerland on Tuesday. He was 89.

The star’s children broke the news in a statement uploaded to Twitter, noting that Moore passed away after a “short but brave battle with cancer.”

“We are all devastated,” Moore’s family tweeted alongside the statement.

“The love with which he was surrounded in his final days was so great it cannot be quantified with words alone,” his three children — Deborah, Geoffrey and Christian — wrote in the statement.

With the heaviest of hearts, we must share
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Roger Moore, James Bond Star, Dies at 89

Roger Moore, James Bond Star, Dies at 89
Roger Moore, the handsome English actor who appeared in seven films as James Bond — the most of any Bond actor — and as Simon Templar on “The Saint” TV series, has died in Switzerland after a short battle with cancer. He was 89.

His family issued an announcement on Twitter: “It is with the heaviest of hearts, we must share the awful news that our father, Sir Roger Moore, passed away today. We are all devastated.”

With the heaviest of hearts, we must share the awful news that our father, Sir Roger Moore, passed away today. We are all devastated. pic.twitter.com/6dhiA6dnVg

Sir Roger Moore (@sirrogermoore) May 23, 2017

Moore appeared in more official Bond pics than his friend Sean Connery over a longer period of time, and while Connery’s fans were fiercely loyal, polls showed that many others favored Moore’s lighter, more humorous take on 007.

In 1972, Moore was
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Roger Moore, James Bond Star, Dies at 89

Roger Moore, James Bond Star, Dies at 89
Roger Moore, the handsome English actor who appeared in seven films as James Bond — the most of any Bond actor — and as Simon Templar on “The Saint” TV series, has died in Switzerland after a short battle with cancer. He was 89.

His family issued an announcement on Twitter: “It is with the heaviest of hearts, we must share the awful news that our father, Sir Roger Moore, passed away today. We are all devastated.”

With the heaviest of hearts, we must share the awful news that our father, Sir Roger Moore, passed away today. We are all devastated. pic.twitter.com/6dhiA6dnVg

Sir Roger Moore (@sirrogermoore) May 23, 2017

Moore appeared in more official Bond pics than his friend Sean Connery over a longer period of time, and while Connery’s fans were fiercely loyal, polls showed that many others favored Moore’s lighter, more humorous take on 007.

In 1972, Moore was asked to join Her Majesty’s Secret Service
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'A Princess for Christmas': Sir Roger Moore dukes it out

Sir Roger Moore is trading James Bond's license to kill for a pass to help spread holiday cheer.

Previously an Agent 007 of movies -- as well as a former "Saint," namely sleuth Simon Templar, of television -- the veteran British actor returns to the home screen Saturday (Dec. 3) in the new Hallmark Channel movie "A Princess for Christmas." He plays a crusty English duke who invites his late son's American-born children to his castle for the season; once they arrive, "crusty" lasts only so long.

"Well, I suppose it comes as no surprise that I turn out to be quite pleasant," Moore tells Zap2it with a chuckle. "He's a nice guy, and he doesn't do anything bad. " The young people influence that, and Moore says his co-stars "were all delightful. The ladies were lovely, and I think the young man (Travis Turner) has probably got a big future. And the little girl,
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Dorothy Provine obituary

Effervescent actor, singer and TV star in The Roaring 20s

Although her career in films and television ended about 40 years ago, there are still viewers who cherish the memory of the perky blonde singer, dancer and actor Dorothy Provine, who has died of emphysema aged 75. Most memorable was her vibrant performance as Pinky Pinkham, the charleston-dancing flapper in the TV series The Roaring 20s (1960-62). Provine was in all 45 episodes of the series, which was set in Chicago and revolved around the speakeasy where Pinky performed to an audience that inevitably consisted of racketeers. According to Time magazine in May 1961: "It is Dorothy's oooohing and shimmying that have kept the series afloat."

Provine had incited much oooohing herself in the title role of The Bonnie Parker Story (1958), a gritty, unglamorised, low-budget depiction of the two-person crime wave during the Depression, released nine years before Arthur Penn's Bonnie and Clyde made the duo world-famous.
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Adrian Smith Covers Sir Roger Moore's Appearance At The BFI Southbank Theatre In London

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By Adrian Smith

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Sitting in the plush Screen 1 at the new BFI Southbank (formerly the National Film Theatre) in London on Monday evening, I was in retro heaven. Not only were we going to hear from Sir Roger Moore discussing his often overlooked TV career, but we were being treated with an episode each of The Saint and The Persuaders. Whilst waiting for the lights to go down they played such TV themes as The Prisoner, The Avengers and The Champions, and I couldn’t have wiped the child-like grin off my face if my life depended on it.

First up was “The Miracle Tea Party”, an episode of The Saint directed by Moore himself, featuring such cold-war staples as Soviet spies, nuclear submarine bases and ingenious assassinations. Oh, and Nanette Newman. It featured many locations including Waterloo station,
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