2: He was born Thomas Sean Connery on August 25, 1930, in the Fountainbridge sector of Edinburgh to Joseph and Euphemia Connery. Joseph was a factory worker, while Euphemia worked as a laundress and cleaner. Fountainbridge was a working-class neighborhood, rough by all accounts and especially in Connery’s own. He claimed he slept in a bureau drawer because his family was so poor they couldn’t afford a crib, and his poverty-stricken childhood was marked by constant thrift. Still, Connery said he was the best dressed and most presentable among his schoolmates.