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 .



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:

Fagin: [sings] In this life, one thing counts / In the bank, large amounts / I'm afraid these don't grow on trees, / You've got to pick-a-pocket or two / You've got to pick-a-pocket or two, boys, / You've got to pick-a-pocket or two.
Boy: [sings] Large amounts don't grow on trees. / You've got to pick-a-pocket or two.

Boy: Fagin, this sausage is moldy!
Fagin: Shut up and drink your gin.

H. Driffold Cosgood: Now remember, all you have to do is speak your lines clearly, try not to trip over the furniture, and we'll run longer than "The Mousetrap"
[a play by Agatha Christie that has run continuously since 1952]
H. Driffold Cosgood: .

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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.".

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.

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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