|Above, Clifton James in The Man With The Golden Gun.|
Clifton James, who played southern sheriff J. W. Pepper in two James Bond movies, has died.
According to Japan Today:
Clifton James, best known for his indelible portrayal of a southern sheriff in two James Bond films but who was most proud of his work on the stage, has died. He was 96.
His daughter, Lynn James, said he died Saturday at another daughter’s home in Gladstone, Oregon, due to complications from diabetes.
“He was the most outgoing person, beloved by everybody,” Lynn James said. “I don’t think the man had an enemy. We were incredibly blessed to have had him in our lives.”
James often played a convincing southerner but loved working on the stage in New York during the prime of his career.He appeared in Live and Let Die in 1973 and The Man With The Golden Gun in 1974.
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