Clifton James, war veteran and James Bond's Sheriff JW Pepper, died aged 96


Apr,16 2017 15:07:15 IST

Los Angeles: Veteran actor Clifton James, who appeared as Sheriff JW Pepper in James Bond films, died at the age of 96.

Clifton James in the James Bond franchise. Twitter

Clifton James in the James Bond franchise. Twitter

James died in Oregon, US, on Saturday, surrounded by friends and family, loved ones told in a statement.

He was born in 1920, the eldest child of Grace and Harry James, and grew up just outside Portland, Oregon. He fought for five years on the front lines of the South Pacific, earning two Purple Hearts and a Silver Star for his service during World War II, said his relatives.

His acting career spanned nearly six decades, and included theatre, film, and television. James first appeared on stage in The Time of Your Life. He went on to perform in several Broadway shows, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama All The Way Home.

Updated Date: Apr 16, 2017 15:07 PM