Sir Roger Moore

28 May

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

Supports UNICEF’s Unite Against AIDS Campaign
Had spoken at a function for a charity helping the homeless, Passage, which his daughter, Deborah Moore, supports.

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.

From Wikipedia:

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.

Beau’s jest

Similar to Garner, Moore had a flair for light comedy and was physically similarity to GarnerMoore 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.

Jack Kelly (Bart Maverick) and Moore (Beau Maverick)

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.

In a final attempt to recreate Garner, Robert Colbert was brought in as Brent Maverick. 

Gold of the Seven Saints / 1960

Leticia Roman and Moore

Moonraker / James Bond

Eastwood parody ?

Thanks Roger

2 Responses to “Sir Roger Moore”

  1. Marilyn Armstrong May 29, 2017 at 11:25 am #

    We both enjoyed his work from his early TV days through the end.


  2. jcalberta May 29, 2017 at 12:13 pm #

    I’m not a fan of his Bond, but liked most everything else. He was ‘in tough’ trying to replace Garner in Maverick.


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