The first James Bond
Thursday, December 21, 2006
By: David Inman

David: Most people are under the impression that Sean
Connery was the first actor to play James Bond. If you will
check, you will find that Barry Nelson played him in a
black-and-white movie. Am I right? -- B.C., Indianapolis

Dear B.C.: Why do I have the feeling that "most people" is
some bullheaded guy you're in an argument with?

You are, however, correct.

Barry Nelson played Bond in a production of "Casino Royale"
that aired in 1954 on the CBS anthology series "Climax!"