Roddy McDowall

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Roddy McDowall

McDowall in April 1988
Born Roderick Andrew Anthony Jude McDowall
September 17, 1928 (1928-09-17) (age 85)
Herne Hill, London, England
Died October 3, 1998(1998-10-03) (aged 70)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Cause of death Lung cancer
Occupation Actor
Years active 1938 - 1999

Roderick Andrew Anthony Jude "Roddy" McDowall (September 17, 1928 – October 3, 1998) was a British television, movie, stage, voice, radio, child actor and photographer. He is known for his soft smooth voice and for his role as Cornelius and Caesar in the Planet of the Apes movie series. He won a Tony Award, a Emmy Award, and a Saturn Award.

McDowall was born on September 17, 1928 in Herne Hill, London, England. McDowall was never married and had no children. McDowall was a closeted homosexual.[1][2] McDowall died on Ocotber 3, 1998 from lung cancer in his Studio City, Los Angeles, California home, aged 70.[3]

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  1. Smith, Patricia Juliana (2002), Claude J. Summers, ed., "McDowall, Roddy", glbtq.com, http://www.glbtq.com/arts/mcdowall_r.html, retrieved 15 March 2010
  2. Simpson, Mark (2002), Sex terror: erotic misadventures in pop culture, Routledge, p. 69, ISBN 1-56023-376-1
  3. Gussow, Mel (4 October 1998), "Roddy McDowall, 70, Dies; Child Star and Versatile Actor", New York Times, http://www.nytimes.com/1998/10/04/nyregion/roddy-mcdowall-70-dies-child-star-and-versatile-actor.html, retrieved 16 March 2010

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