- Name: Roger Moore
- Age at Death: 89 years old
- Height: 6ft 1in (186 cm)
- Occupation: Actor
- Net Worth: US $100 Million
- Status: Deceased
Roger Moore was an English actor, producer, philanthropist and author. He was best known for his lead role as “James Bond” in seven Bond films. His television credits include Ivanhoe, Maverick, The Saint and The Persuaders. He was knighted by The Queen of England in 2003. Roger George Moore was born on October 14, 1927 in Stockwell, London. His mother, Lillian, was a housewife, and his father, George, a policeman. He was an only child. Moore attended Battersea Grammar School in South London followed by Launceston College school. He also studied at Dr Challoner’s Grammar School, College of the Venerable Bede and at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. Moore spent roughly 3 years in the Royal Army Service Corps before taking up acting full time. He rose to the title of captain.
Moore appeared as an extra in early films like Caesar and Cleopatra (1945) and Trottie True (1949). He signed with MGM in the mid 1950s and appeared in such films as Interrupted Melody (1955), The King’s Thief (1955) and Diane (1956). He starred as “Michael” in the Warner Bros. film, The Mirachel (1959). Moore dominated the small screen from the late 1950s to the early 1970s. He starred as “Sir Wilfred of Ivanhoe” in Ivanhoe (1958-59), as “Silky Harris” in The Alaskans (1959-60) and as “Beau Maverick” in Maverick (1960-61). He rose to stardom with the role as “Simon Templar” in the adaption of The Saint (1962-69). The series was based on Leslie Charteris’ novels. He was also featured in the series ‘The Persuaders (1971-72)’ alongside famed actor Tony Curtis.
Moore landed the coveted role as “James Bond” in Guy Hamilton’s, Live and Let Die (1973). The role of Bond was previously held by Scottish actor Sean Connery. Moore reprised the role of Bond in The Man with the Golden Gun (1974), The Spy Who Loved Me (1977), Moonraker (1979), For Your Eyes Only (1981), Octopussy (1983) and A View to a Kill (1985). He retired from the Bond film series in 1985. Moore’s other films include Bullseye! (1990) with Michael Caine, The Quest (1996) with Jean-Claude Van Damme, and Spice World (1997) with Victoria Beckham.
In addition to acting, Moore has written a handful of books. His publications include Roger Moore as James Bond 007 (1973), My Word Is My Bond (2008), Bond on Bond: Reflections on 50 Years of James Bond (2012) and Last Man Standing (2014). Moore was tapped as Goodwill Ambassador of UNICEF in 1991. He was honored with the International Humanitarian Award in 2000. His star was added to the Hollywood walk of Fame in 2007.
Roger Moore died on Tuesday May 23, 2017 in Switzerland. He was 89. His reported cause of death was cancer. Moore was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes back in 2013. He also suffered from pneumonia and had a pacemaker. Moore had a peak height of 6ft 1in and he was of English descent. His net worth was estimated at $100 million prior to his death.
Moore had been married four times. His first wife was actress and ice skater ‘Doorn Van Steyn’. They were together from 1946 to 1953. He wed second wife, Welsh singer ‘Dorothy Squires’ in 1953. That marriage ended in divorce in 1968. Moore was married to third wife ‘Luisa Mattioli’ from 1969 to 1996. His fourth wife was former air stewardess and multi-millionaire ‘Kristina Tholstrup’. They were together from 2002 until his death in 2017. In addition to his fourth wife, Moore is survived by three children, Deborah, Geoffrey and Christian.
Roger Moore Age, Birthday, Salary, Wiki
- Birth Name: Roger George Moore
- Birthday: October 14, 1927
- Place of Birth: Stockwell, London, England
- Zodiac Sign: Libra
- How Tall : Height: 6ft 1in (186 cm)
- Occupation: Actor, Producer, Philanthropist
- Years Active: 1945-2017
- Net Worth & Salary: US $100 Million
- Marriage(s): Doorn van Steyn, Dorothy Squires, Luisa Mattioli, Kristina “Kiki” Tholstrup
- Death-O-Meter: Dead
- Died: May 23, 2017
- Cause of Death: Cancer
- Place of Death: Switzerland
- Official Site: roger-moore.com