Clifton James

George Clifton James (born May 29, 1921) is an American actor. He is probably best known for his role as the bumbling Sheriff J.W. Pepper alongside Roger Moore in the James Bond films Live and Let Die (1973) and The Man With The Golden Gun (1974) and his role alongside Sean Connery in The Untouchables (1987). He also played the role of the Sheriff Oliver Chauncey in the thriller-action-comedy film Silver Streak (film) 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 World War II veteran, U.S. Army Combat Infantry Platoon Sergeant Co. "A" 163rd Inf., 41st Div. He served forty-two months in the South Pacific, from January 1942 until August 1945. He spent time in Australia, New Guinea, and the Philippines. His decorations include: Silver Star, Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Presidential Unit Citation, Combat Infantry Badge and six battle stars. He resides in New York City with his wife of more than 60 years. He has six children, fourteen grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.


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