Former James Bond, Sir Roger Moore, has been honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame, just three days before his 80th birthday.
Moore, who succeeded Sean Connery in 1973’s Live And Let Die, landed the 2350th star to appear on the famous strip. Fittingly, the actor’s plaque is situated in front of 7007 Hollywood Boulevard.
Upon reflecting on his recruitment to Her Majesty’s Secret Service, Sir Roger received a large cheer from the crowd in attendance. “I’m very, very grateful I managed to make seven of those,” Moore said. “Sadly, I had to retire from Bond, because the girls were all getting too young. Or I was getting too old. I can’t remember which.”
The event’s guest speakers included two-time Felix Leiter, David Hedison, and Stefanie Powers, who co-starred with Moore in Escape To Athena. His wife, two sons and daughter (who cameoed in Die Another Day) were also in attendance, as was Richard “Jaws” Kiel.
Born on 14 October 1927, Roger Moore rose to fame in the TV series’, The Persuaders and The Saint, before joining the James Bond franchise. Following the release of 1985’s A View To A Kill, Moore retired from the 007 series. In recent years, he has been strongly involved in humanitarian work with UNICEF, earning him his knighthood in 2003. On Wednesday, Sir Roger announced the publication of his autobiography, tentatively titled, My Word Is My Bond.
John Cox brings CBn exclusive pictures and video from the event.
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