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Roddy McDowall - Biography

Galen in Planet of the Apes, Bon Chance Louis in Tales of the Gold Monkey

Photos Roddy McDowall Nom de naissance : Roderick Andrew Anthony Jude McDowall
Date de naissance : 1928/09/17
Date of death : 1998/10/03 (70 years old)
Birth place : Londres (Angleterre)
Taille : 1.78 m

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Biography for Roddy McDowall

Roderick McDowall was born in London, the son of a Merchant Mariner father and a mother who had always wanted to be in movies. He was enrolled in elocution courses at age five and by ten had appeared in his first movie, Murder in the Family (1938), playing Peter Osborne, the younger brother of sisters played by Jessica Tandy and Glynis Johns. His mother brought Roddy and his sister to the U.S. at the beginning of World War II where he got the part of Huw, youngest child of Welsh coalminers, in John Ford's How Green Was My Valley (1941), acting alongside Walter Pidgeon, Maureen O'Hara and Donald Crisp in the film thta won that year's best film Oscar. He went on to many other child roles, in films like My Friend Flicka (1943) and _Lassie Come Home (1943) _ until, at age 18, he moved to New York, where he played a long series of successful stage roles, both on Broadway and in such venues as Connecticut's Stratford Festival, where he did Shakespeare. In addition to making many more movies (over 150), McDowell acted in television, developed an extensive collection of movies and Hollywood memorabilia, and published five acclaimed books of his own photography. He died at his Los Angeles home, aged 70, of cancer.

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. Creation date : 2003/07/01 by misou

. Last Update : 2007/05/01 by antoinemetz

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