‘James Bond’ star Moore dies

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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

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