Sean Connery Obit: Three Iconic Performances : Pop Culture Happy Hour Sir Sean Connery has died. He was 90 years old. Though he became a star by creating the role of James Bond onscreen, over the course of his career he played many characters — all with his distinctive, much-imitated, Scottish brogue. We're remembering the life and work of Sean Connery by spotlighting three of his iconic performances.
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Remembering Sean Connery Through Three Iconic Performances

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Remembering Sean Connery Through Three Iconic Performances

Remembering Sean Connery Through Three Iconic Performances

Remembering Sean Connery Through Three Iconic Performances

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Sean Connery was the blueprint for James Bond, pictured here in Goldfinger. Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images hide caption

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Sean Connery was the blueprint for James Bond, pictured here in Goldfinger.

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Sir Sean Connery has died. He was 90 years old. Though he became a star by creating the role of James Bond onscreen, over the course of his career he played many characters — all with his distinctive, much-imitated, Scottish brogue. We're remembering the life and work of Sean Connery by spotlighting three of his iconic performances.

The audio was produced by Mike Katzif and edited by Jessica Reedy.