Clifton James

Clifton James

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George Clifton James (born May 29, 1921) is an American actor. He is probably best known for his work with two of the six James Bond 007 actors in the past, Roger Moore in Live and Let Die (1973), The Man With The Golden Gun (1974) and Sean Connery in The Untouchables (1987).

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Personal life

James was born in New York City, New York, the son of Grace (née Dean), a teacher, and Harry James, a journalist. James is a decorated veteran, Combat Platoon Sergeant Co. "A" , He served forty-two months in the , from January 1942 until August 1945. He spent time in Australia, New Guinea, and the Philippines. His decorations include: , , , , and six s. He resides in with his wife of 57 years. He has six children, fourteen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Career

James became well-known for playing the comic-relief role of Louisiana Sheriff J.W. Pepper in the James Bond films Live and Let Die (1973) and The Man with the Golden Gun (1974). He also played a very similar character in both Superman II and Silver Streak, and a more serious sheriff in The Reivers.

James was the district attorney who prosecutes Al Capone in the 1987 film The Untouchables. He played a Navy Master at Arms in 1973's The Last Detail starring Jack Nicholson and baseball team owner Charles Comiskey in the 1988 true story Eight Men Out, a drama about the corrupt 1919 Chicago White Sox.

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