Roger Moore began his acting career in the 1945 film "Caesar and Cleopatra," and went on to attend the Academy of Dramatic Arts after director Brian Desmond Hurst noticed the young actor's talent. He paused his career at age 18 in order to serve in the military. After being stationed in Germany for nearly three years, he returned to London and to his acting career.
Moore would go on to star in the British television show "The Saint" from 1962 until 1968, which catapulted him to stardom, until his was selected to play Bond. After replacing Sean Connery in the James Bond films, Moore played the infamous British spy from 1973 until 1985. He made his 007 debut in the film "Live and Let Die," and last appeared as the suave secret agent in "A View to a Kill." He was the longest serving Bond in the film's series.
In 1991, he became a UNICEF Goodwill ambassador, which his family said was one of his life's passions. During his lifetime, Moore received numerous honors, including being made a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire in 1999. In 2003, he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II. Roger Moore died of cancer on Tuesday (23 May, 2017) in Switzerland. He was 89.
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