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Roddy McDowall Overview:

Legendary actor, Roddy McDowall, was born Roderick Andrew Anthony Jude McDowall on Sep 17, 1928 in Herne Hill, London. McDowall died at the age of 70 on Oct 3, 1998 in Studio City, CA and was cremated and his ashes scattered at sea.

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He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Television. McDowall was never nominated for an Academy Award.

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Warner Archive: Produces and Stars In Black Midnight (1949)

By KC on May 13, 2015 From Classic Movies

As a twenty-year-old maturing child star in 1949, must have wondered about his fate. So many actors struggle to successfully make the transition to adult careers. He was at that awkward age when Monogram Studios signed him to a contract, where he would star in and coproduce six films.... Read full article


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By Annmarie Gatti on Sep 17, 2012 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

Born September 17, 1928, ! started out as a Child Actor (i.e. How Green Was My Valley, My Friend Flicka, Lassie Come Home), and successfully moved on to some fabulous ‘adult’ roles including Midnight Lace, Inside Daisy Clover, Cleopatra, and of course –... Read full article


Stars & Their Hobbies ~

By Raquel Stecher on Nov 30, -0001 From Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog

, Home Movies was a trustworthy kind of a guy and he made many close friends in Hollywood. Every Sunday he would have an open house at his Malibu Beach home. This was a time when the Hollywood elite could come over relax and be themselves. They let their guard down whe... Read full article


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Roddy McDowall Quotes:

Octavian: Antony is dead? You say that as if it were a everyday occurrence. The soup is hot, the soup is cold. Antony is alive, Antony is dead.


Alan: Dear sweet simple minded Barbara Ann. Barbara Ann whose deepest and most heartfelt yearnings express with a kind of touching lyricism the total vulgarity of our time.


Vaner: Have you committed a crime?
Captain Alan Thorndike: No.
Vaner: Was it, um, about a woman?
Captain Alan Thorndike: [smiling] I see you know life.
Vaner: I thought so. They're a dickens of a problem, aren't they, sir?


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In December of 1998 The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) honored him for his acting career and critically acclaimed photography by naming its photo archive after him. The collection, which includes several million negatives and stills, will be known as the Roddy McDowall Photograph Archive at the Margaret Herrick Library.

He appeared in four of the five "Planet of the Apes" films. Having originally played the chimpanzee archaeologist Cornelius in Planet of the Apes (1968), he was unable to reprise his role in Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970) as he was directing The Devil's Widow (1970) in Britain at the time. In that film, the role was played by David Watson. However, he later returned as Cornelius in Escape from the Planet of the Apes (1971) and as his son Caesar in Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (1972) and Battle for the Planet of the Apes (1973).

Life-long friend of Elizabeth Taylor. Taylor has since referred to him as the one friend she had to whom she confided everything, and who was always understanding.

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