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Sir Roger honoured at The Thalians' 52nd Anniversary Ball in Los Angeles on 21 Oct.

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Sir Roger Moore (C) with the "Deal or No Deal" Girls (L-R) Brooke Long, Leyla Milani, Lindsay Clubine and Patricia Kara during the Thalians 52nd Anniversary Gala honouring Sir Roger Moore to raise funds for the Thalians Mental Health Center at Cedars Sinai Hospital held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 21, 2007, in Beverly Hills, California.

Founded in 1955, The Thalians continues to raise over $500,000.00 annually to support The Thalians Mental Health Center at Cedars Sinai, considered one of the top and most respected mental health centers in the world.

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Each year, The Thalians honour a legendary individual for achievements and charitable contributions, and the event raises funds to support the Thalians Mental Health Center at Cedars Sinai Hospital.

Sir Roger Moore was chosen as this year's honouree. The actor, who is best-known for playing James Bond on the big-screen, should feel right at home at the event; The Thalians had invited former Bond girls Maud Adams, Nancy Allen, Lois Chiles, Stefanie Powers, Gloria Hendry, Lynn-Holly Johnson, Luciana Paluzzi, Serena Scott Thomas and Lana Wood. Non-Bond girls invited included Nancy Allen, Stefanie Powers and Pam Shriver (wife of former 007 actor George Lazenby).

 

Previous honourees have included Mary Tyler Moore, Sally Field, James Stewart, Liza Minnelli, Burt Bacharach, Angela Lansbury, Whoopi Goldberg, Carol Burnett, Jack Lemmon and Phyllis Diller.

Founded in 1955, The Thalians group raises more than $500,000 annually to support the mental health center, Warren Cowan Associates said in a statement.

Still getting the girls: Roger Moore poses with (from left to right) Trina Parks, Serena Scott Thomas, Maud Adams and Lois Chiles

The Gala was a star-studded extravaganza featuring four former Bond girls;

• Lana Wood starred as Plenty O’Toole in Diamonds Are Forever in 1971


• Trina Parks starred as Thumper in Diamonds Are Forever in 1971


• Gloria Hendry starred as Rosie Carver in Live and Let Die, 1973


• Lois Chiles appeared as Dr. Holly Goodhead in Moonraker in 1979


• Maud Adams who played Andrea Anders in The Man With The Golden Gun, was Octopussy in the film of the same name in 1983 and also made an unaccredited appearance in A View To A Kill, Roger Moore's last Bond film in 1985


• Serena Scott Thomas starred alongside Pierce Brosnan in The World Is Not Enough in 1999

It has been a busy time for Sir Roger, who celebrated his 80th birthday last week. He also recently received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Sir Roger described the ceremony last week was "a big thrill".

The British actor also paid homage to the number of women he kissed on-screen adapting Ian Fleming's leading man.

"Sadly, I had to retire from the Bond films," Moore said. "The girls were getting younger or I was just getting too old."

 

Since his final Bond movie in 1985, Moore has done some acting in film and television.

He has also raised funds for UNICEF in underdeveloped countries and received a Commander of the British Empire award from the British government in 1999.

He also was awarded a knighthood in 2003 for his work with UNICEF.

Meanwhile, Moore's planned autobiography, whose working title is "My Word is my Bond", will tell his real life story.

"Roger has told me he won't get out of bed to write for less than one million," his agent Lesley Pollinger said. Moore said in a statement that he would like to write "a warm, amusing, and maybe even slightly emotional volume".

His book is expected to be published next year.

 

 
 
 

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