- NAME: Ian Fleming
- OCCUPATION: Author
- BIRTH DATE: May 28, 1908
- DEATH DATE: August 12, 1964
- EDUCATION: Eton College, Royal Military Academy, Munich University, University of Geneva
- PLACE OF BIRTH: London, England
- PLACE OF DEATH: Canterbury, Kent, England
- Full Name: Ian Lancaster Fleming
- AKA: Ian Fleming
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Ian Fleming is a 20th-century novelist known for inventing popular spy character James Bond.
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With the help of producer Cubby Broccoli, Fleming's creation became the central figure in one of the longest run film franchises in movie history.
While audiences were packing movie theaters to see James Bond in action, his creator was facing health problems. He had his first serious heart attack in 1962, and he never seemed to fully recover from that incident. Fleming died on August 12, 1964, in Canterbury, England. He had been taken to a hospital there after suffering another heart attack.
Fleming may be gone, but James Bond remains a vital part of popular culture. After Sean Connery, numerous other actors, such as Roger Moore, Pierce Brosnan and Timothy Dalton, have taken up the legendary suave spy role. Daniel Craig played Bond in the most recent film in the series, 2012's Skyfall and more movies are in the works. It seems that audiences have an insatiable desire to immerse themselves in Bond's world of guns, girls and gadgets.
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