Connery, Sean, Sir
Born: Aug 25, 1930 AD
Currently alive, at 85 years of age.
1930 - Sir Thomas Sean Connery, born on the 25th of August in Edinburgh, Scotland. He is an Academy Award-winning Scottish actor and producer who is best known as the first actor to portray James Bond on film.
1962 - 1983 - His most famous James Bond Movies include, Dr. No; From Russia With Love; Goldfinger; Thunderball; You Only Live Twice; Diamonds Are Forever; and Never Say Never Again.
1962 - He was married to the Australian-born actress Diane Cilento (he was her second husband). They have one son, Jason Connery.
1975 - He managed to break free of the Bond stereotype, thanks to movies such as the adventures The Wind and the Lion (with Candice Bergen) and The Man Who Would Be King (with Michael Caine).
- He married French artist Micheline Roquebrune, who is the grandmother of French television journalist Stéphanie Renouvin.
1987 - Won an Oscar for his supporting role as a grizzled Irish cop in The Untouchables.
1993 - He was undergoing radiation treatment for an undisclosed throat ailment sparked media reports that the actor was suffering from throat cancer following years of heavy smoking, and he was falsely declared dead by the Japanese and South African news agencies.
1999 - Eternally hunky and no-nonsense, even as a senior citizen Connery continued to play the love interest to younger actresses such as Catherine Zeta-Jones in Entrapment.
- He received Kennedy Center Honors from the United States, presented to him by President Bill Clinton.
2000 - Although Connery was first denied a knighthood by Britain for his support of Scottish nationalism, he was eventually knighted by Queen Elizabeth II.
2003 - He had surgery to remove cataracts from both eyes.
2006 - On the 12th of March, he announced he was recovering from surgery to remove a kidney tumour in January.
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