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Ron Moody Overview:

Actor, Ron Moody, was born Ronald Moodnick on Jan 8, 1924 in Tottenham, England. Moody died at the age of 91 on Jun 11, 2015 in London, England .

HONORS and AWARDS:

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Although Moody was nominated for one Oscar, he never won a competitive Academy Award.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1968Best ActorOliver! (1968)FaginNominated
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Ron Moody Quotes:

Sidney Pudney: Funiculi, funicula, as the monkey said when the Iti took him up the mountain.


Sidney Pudney: See you in the dock sometime, as the monkey said to the tramp steamer.


Sidney Pudney: Search me, as the monkey said to his mate.


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Ron Moody Facts
Columbia producers wanted to cast Peter Sellers as Fagin in Oliver! (1968), but Lionel Bart and Carol Reed both insisted that Moody should be allowed to reprise his acclaimed stage role.

He declined the opportunity to play the Third Doctor in the popular BBC series "Doctor Who" (1963), after the departure of Patrick Troughton in 1969. The part eventually went to Jon Pertwee. He later described this as "the worst decision [he] ever made.".

Was nominated for Broadway's 1984 Tony Award as Best Actor (Musical) for "Oliver!," recreating the role of Fagin that had previously gained him a Best Actor Oscar nomination in the film version of the same name, Oliver! (1968).

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