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Roger Moore 86 year today, born October 14, 1927

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7 Bond films 1973-1985
Roger George Moore was born in Stockwell, south London on October 14,    1927, the son of a policeman. At 15, he entered art school with the    intention of becoming a painter, and later became an apprentice at an    animation studio. He delved into acting as an extra in crowd scenes in the    mid 1940’s. He studied at the Royal Academy    of Drama (RADA) and appeared in some plays in the West End, before being    inducted into the British Army. There he served in the rank of 2nd    Lieutenant with a Combined Services Entertainment Unit in Germany at the end    of World War II. After release from the military, he worked in theatre,    radio and television, but also worked as a model and salesman to make ends    meet.

Roger Moore as James Bond     

Moore came to the U.S. in 1953, where he got a film contract with MGM,    playing supporting roles in several films. His first big TV series was Ivanhoe,    followed by Maverick. But it was his role as suave and debonair    Simon Templar in the TV series The    Saint that catapulted him to stardom. His contract with that show    prevented him from being chosen for to play James Bond in 1962. But the Bond    role returned to Moore in 1972, when Sean Connery again said for a second    time that he was finished as Bond, and Moore was hired as his successor for Live    and Let Die.