‘James Bond’ star Moore dies
YANG SHUPING, University of Maryland graduate
WEDNESDAY, MAY 24, 2017 LONDON: British actor Roger Moore, who won international fame playing secret agent James Bond, died yesterday aged 89, his family said on the actor’s official Twitter account. They said he had died in Switzerland of cancer.
His 12 years as James Bond, the British agent with a voracious appetite for danger and sex, made Moore a millionaire as well as a heartthrob the world over. He played James Bond in more films than any other man.
Known for his ironically raised eyebrow and deadpan quips, Moore’s take on the suave superspy was more tongue-incheek than that of his manly predecessor, Sean Connery.
But, he outgunned Connery and all the other “007” by taking the role he fondly called Jimmy Bond in a record number of seven films, including Live and Let Die and The Spy Who Loved Me.
Moore was also one of the last of the old-style movie stars, who counted Frank Sinatra and David Niven among his friends.
He went on to become a reallife hero as an ambassador for Unicef, even as he downplayed his own talents.
“I’m not that cold-blooded killer type. Which is why I play it mostly for laughs,” he once said. Agencies