• It is being reported at this hour that Sir Roger Moore, who gained television stardom as the title character on "The Saint" and then film fame as James Bond in seven films about British secret agent 007, has passed away from cancer at age 89.
- KC's View:
- I always was a big Roger Moore fan, mostly because he always seemed to be having a good time, whether it was in the Bond films (which got sillier and sillier as time went on) or other TV series such as "Maverick" and "The Persuaders." There was just something infectious about his ebullience and good humor, his perpetually arched eyebrows, and the fact that no matter what his characters were doing, his ties were impeccably knotted and suits smoothly pressed.
I also was impressed by the fact that he spent much of his later life as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, drawing attention to issues that might not have gotten the spotlight otherwise.