- Title: Flowers placed on Roger Moore's Hollywood star
- Date: 23rd May 2017
- Summary: WOMAN TAKING PICTURE OF STAR / PEOPLE WALKING
- Embargoed: 6th June 2017 23:37
- Keywords: James Bond Walk Of Fame Hollywood star Hollywood Roger Moore
- Location: LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES
- City: LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES
- Country: USA
- Topics: Celebrities,Arts / Culture / Entertainment,Sport
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A wreath of white roses was placed on Roger Moore's Hollywood Star on Tuesday in memory of the actor who earned international fame playing British secret agent James Bond in seven movies. His family said he died of cancer earlier in the day on Tuesday. He was 89.
His 12 years as action man 007, the fictitious spy with a voracious appetite for danger and sex, made Moore a millionaire and a heartthrob the world over, though in reality he was a shy, private man who found some of Bond's escapades embarrassing.
Moore's big breakthrough as an actor came in 1962, when he won the part of "The Saint" in a popular television series of the same name. In this role, he honed his image of the urbane Englishman with a stream of damsels to rescue from distress.
In 1973 came the role of James Bond, writer Ian Fleming's suave secret agent, and it held cinemagoers across the world in thrall. The Bond films were said to have earned Moore 14 million pounds ($22 million).
Moore, who replaced Sean Connery as 007 and was the third actor to take on the role, starred in seven Bond movies including "The Man with the Golden Gun", "The Spy who Loved Me", "Moonraker" and "Octopussy".
After handing over the role of Bond to Timothy Dalton, Moore went into semi-retirement, living a millionaire's life and traveling between his homes in Los Angeles, Switzerland and the south of France.
He became an ambassador for UNICEF in 1991, a role he retained until his death.
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