Job Actor, photographer, director
Years active 1938-98
Top Roles Nick Evers, Francis Chisholm, as a boy, Malcolm, John Ashwood II as a Boy, Pvt. Morris
Top GenresDrama, Comedy, Film Adaptation, Family, Romance, Thriller/Suspense
Top TopicsBook-Based, World War II, Animals
Top Collaborators (Producer), (Producer), ,
Shares birthday with Dolores Costello, Anne Bancroft, Helen Vinson  see more..

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.



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:

Cornelius: [reading from the sacred scrolls of the apes]
Beware the beast Man, for he is the Devil's pawn. Alone among God's primates, he kills for sport or lust or greed. Yea, he will murder his brother to possess his brother's land. Let him not breed in great numbers, for he will make a desert of his home and yours. Shun him; drive him back into his jungle lair, for he is the harbinger of death.

Joe Carraclough: Ye're my Lassie come home.

Ingrid Randall: Be careful Gregory, be extremely careful about what you say! I haven't had my coffee yet, and I'm in no mood for stupid, irresponsible remarks.
Gregory Benson: Oh.

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Roddy McDowall Facts
He appeared in three different "Batman" television series: he played the Bookworm in "Batman" (1966) and the Mad Hatter (Dr. Jervis Tetch) in "Batman" (1992) and its spin-off "The New Batman Adventures" (1997).

Introduced Carol Lawrence to Robert Goulet. In fact, she jokingly said that McDowell was responsible for hers and Goulet's first child.

Both of the series in which he starred were short-lived science fiction series produced in the 1970s: "Planet of the Apes" (1974) and "The Fantastic Journey" (1977).

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