Clifton James, American actor, Died at 96


George Clifton James was born on May 29, 1920, in Spokane, Washington and died on April 15, 2017.

He was an American actor.

He was mostly known for his roles as 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 the sheriff in Silver Streak (1976).

He played as the owner of the scandalous 1919 Chicago White Sox baseball team in Eight Men Out (1988).

George Clifton parents were Grace (née Dean), a teacher, and Harry James, a journalist.

A decorated World War II veteran, of the United States Army Combat Infantry Platoon Sergeant Co. “A” 163rd Inf., 41st Div, James served forty-two months in the South Pacific, from January 1942 until August 1945.

James was in Australia, New Guinea, and the Philippines for short periods of time.

George Clifton James decorations include the Silver Star, Bronze Star, and two Purple Hearts.

He has been married twice: once to Donna Lea Beach, from 1948 to 1950, with whom he had one child; and to Laurie Harper, from 1951 until her death in 2015, with whom he had five children.

James lived in Gladstone, Oregon, and died from complications of diabetes.

Clifton James passed away at 96 years old.