Ian Fleming will always be remembered for creating the fictional British spy icon, James Bond. Fleming was born in a wealthy English family in Eon. He attended schools like Eton and Sandhurst military academy. In 1931, he joined the Reuters News Agency upon failing to get an appointment in the Foreign Office. During World War II, Fleming was a personal assistant in the British Naval Intelligence and achieved the rank Commander. After the war, he retired to Jamaica and built a house he named Goldeneye. That is where he started writing his classic James Bond novels, starting with Casino Royale
, in 1953. Fleming went on to write 14 trilling adventures novels of British Secret Service Agent James Bond and the novels went on to sell forty million copies by the time of his death in 1964. Dr. No
, Fleming's sixth James Bond novel, was the James Bond motion picture starring Sean Connery
as Bond. The James Bond franchise went on to grow into twenty one films as of today. Other actors that succeeded Connery in playing Bond are George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan, and Daniel Craig. But due to Fleming's drinking and smoking, he passed away on August 12, 1964 due to a heart attack. Today, his James Bond legacy remains popular with his novels and films. His other works included Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
, Trilling Cities
, and The Diamond Smugglers
premieres in the U.S. on November 17th 2006. Daniel Craig will become the 6th actor to play James Bond.