Sir Sean Connery has Passed Away at 90

Famed Scottish actor Sir Sean Connery has passed away at the age of 90.

Sir Sean was born on August 25th, 1930 in Edinburgh, the son of Joseph Connery and Euphemia “Effie” McBain McLean.  He is also part Irish.

He joined the Royal Navy at 16, in 1946 and wad discharged due to an ulcer three years later.  He was also a keen footballer.

Sir Sean would start out helping out in the back of King’s Theatre in 1951, and would slowly start getting small parts before landing a large role in Darby O’Gill and the Little People.

His career took off when he started in the first five James Bond movies: Dr. No (1962), From Russia with Love (1963), Goldfinger (1964), Thunderball (1965), and You Only Live Twice (1967) before returning for Diamonds Are Forever and Never Say Never Again

Other movies included: Marnie, Robin and Marian, Murder on the Orient Express, A Bridge Too Far, The Untouchables, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, The Hunt for Red October, The Avengers, and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.

Sir Sean would win an Academy Award  (Best Supporting Actor) for The Untouchables, an British Academy Film Award (Best Actor) for The Name of the Rose, a BAFTA Fellowship, and three Golden Globe Awards -World Film Favorite (male) – Henrietta Awardm Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture (The Untouchables), and a Cecil B. DeMille Award.

He was married twice: first to Diane Cilento and then to Micheline Roquebrune.  He has one son, Jason.

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