you only live twice / nancy sinatra
Sir Roger Moore
1927 – 2017
“Working with UNICEF made me grow up
and recognize how fortunate I am.”
UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador
Charities & foundations supported 15
Roger Moore has supported the following charities:
He said that his work in Charities
was the most rewarding thing that he ever did.
Roger Moore / Cowboy
The Alaskans / 1959–1960
On a Westerns theme, people may have forgotten some of the work Roger did in his career.
Roger as “Silky Harris
with Dorothy Provine and Jeff York
Maverick TV Series / 1960 – 1962
Roger played Beau Maverick in the TV Series.
After James Garner quit over a contract dispute after the series’ third year Roger Moore was brought in as cousin Beau Maverick, nephew of Beau “Pappy” Maverick. (Ironically Sean Connery had turned down this role). Garner was super popular as Bret Maverick – or Roger was in tough it in replacing him.
Similar to Garner, Moore had a flair for light comedy and was physically similarity to Garner. Moore noted that when he got to wardrobe, all of his costumes had the name “Jim Garner” scratched out on the tags.
Moore had already played Maverick dialogue written for Garner in his earlier series, The Alaskans. The studio had a policy of recycling scripts through their various television series to save money on writers, changing as little dialogue as possible, usually only names and locations.
Moore quit Maverick due to what he felt was a declining script quality (without having to resort to legal measures as Garner had); he insisted that if he had gotten the level of writing Garner had enjoyed during the first two years of the show’s run, he would have stayed.
Gold of the Seven Saints / 1960