London, Oct 5: The world is today celebrating 50 years of the fictional British secret service agent James Bond, a creation of writer Ian Fleming.
Dr No (1962)
It was on October 5, 1962, that Sean Connery first appeared as James Bond in the film "Dr. No". Set in the beautiful Carribean islands, James Bond soon became a rage among the youths and elder persons.
Already balding, Connery wore a toupee in all his Bond films. Ian Fleming, after seeing the preview screening of the first film, Dr. No, told his research assistant, "Dreadful. Simply dreadful."
The role of Dr. No went to Joseph Wiseman. Ursula Andress was the Bond girl.