Roddy McDowall

  • Birth Name: Roderick Andrew Anthony Jude McDowall
  • Birth Place: Herne Hill, London, England
  • Died: October 3, 1998
  • Profession: Actor, Photographer
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Fast Facts

  • Relocated to California as a child during World War II to escape the German bombing of London.
  • Played Ariel in a production of Shakespeare's The Tempest at the 1955 Connecticut Shakespeare Festival.
  • Owned a large collection of copied movies and film prints before the advent of home video.
  • Published five books of photography.
  • Served for many years on the executive board of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
  • Just before his death, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences named its photo archive after him.

Awards

  • 1964, Emmy — Outstanding Single Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 1961, Emmy — Outstanding Performance in a Supporting Role by an Actor or Actress in a Single Program: Winner
  • 1960, Tony — Actor, Supporting or Featured (Dramatic): Winner
  • 1964, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: Nominee

Relationships

  • Winifred McDowall — Mother
  • Thomas Andrew McDowall — Father
  • Virginia McDowall — Sister

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  • Birth Name: Roderick Andrew Anthony Jude McDowall
  • Birth Place: Herne Hill, London, England
  • Died: October 3, 1998
  • Profession: Actor, Photographer