Ron Moody

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Moody in 1975

Ron Moody (born Ronald Moodnick; 8 January 1924[1] – 11 June 2015) was a British actor, composer, singer and writer. He was known for his roles in Murder Most Foul (1964), Summer Holiday (1963), Oliver! (1968), and in The Twelve Chairs (1970). He won a Golden Globe Award for his role in Oliver! in 1968.[2]

Moody was born on 8 January 1924 in Tottenham, London, England.[3] He was raised in Hornsey, England.[2] Moody studied at Southgate County School and at London School of Economics. His father was of Russian Jewish descent and his mother was a Lithuanian Jew.[4][5] Moody married Therese Blackbourn in 1985. They had six children.

Moody died in hospital on 11 June 2015, aged 91.[6]

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  1. The Times 8 January 2010, Retrieved 2010-01-09
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Ron Moody Biography (1924-)". Filmreference.com. 1924-01-08. Retrieved 2011-12-10.
  3. "My London". The Londoner. Mayor of London. August 2005. Archived from the original on 2007-09-30. Retrieved 2007-06-18. Are you a London boy originally? Yes. I was born in Tottenham. Then we moved to Hornsey, which was not that far away, but was a few steps up the social ladder.
  4. Membery, York (18 February 2011). "Ron Moody: 'I very nearly became an accountant'". Daily Mail. London.
  5. "''Los Angeles Atimes'' report on Moody (cache)". Pqasb.pqarchiver.com. 1973-04-29. Retrieved 2013-05-26.
  6. Fagin is dead! Oscar-nominated Oliver! actor Ron Moody dies aged 91

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