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Roddy McDowall

Roddy McDowall

  • Defector, The (1966) October 17 (ET) - Reminder REMINDER
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Also Known As: Died: October 3, 1998
Born: September 17, 1928 Cause of Death: cancer
Birth Place: London, England, GB Profession: Cast ...
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Began career as a child model
1937:
Film debut, "Convict 99"
1940:
With mother and sister, moved to the USA to escape bombing of London during WWII
1940:
Settled in Hollywood; put under contract at 20th Century-Fox
1941:
Had featured role in John Ford's Oscar-winning "How Green Was My Valley"
1943:
Loaned to MGM for "Lassie Come Home"; first screen work with Elizabeth Taylor
1946:
Stage acting debut, "Young Woodley" in Westport, CT
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Toured in vaudeville in the late 1940s
1948:
Associate produced first film, "Kidnapped"; also acted
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Appeared as guest actor on such series as "Robert Montgomery Presents Your Lucky Strike Theater", "Faith Baldwin's Theater of Romance" and "Chrysler Medallion Theater"
1954:
Off-Broadway debut, "The Homeward Look"
1955:
Appeared in the inaugural season of the American Shakespeare Festival in Stratford, CT
1957:
Starred in the Broadway production of "Compulsion", based on the Leopold and Loeb case
1959:
Had featured role in the Broadway play "The Fighting Cock"; won Tony Award
1960:
Made stage musical debut as Mordred in "Camelot", starring Richard Burton and Julie Andrews
1963:
Co-starred in the overblown "Cleopatra", starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton
1964:
Formed Silver Lion Inc., a production company
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Worked as a portrait photographer for LOOK, LIFE and VOGUE magazines, among others
1966:
Published first book of photographs, "Double Exposure"
1966:
Appeared on the camp TV adventure series, "Batman" as the criminal 'The Bookworm'
1968:
Starred as Cornelius in "Planet of the Apes"
1971:
Reprised role in the sequel "Escape From the Planet of the Apes"
1972:
Played new role of Caesar in second sequel "Conquest of the Planet of the Apes"
1972:
Directed first feature, "The Devil's Widow/Tamlin"
1973:
Appeared in fourth sequel "Battle for the Planet of the Apes"
1974:
TV series debut as regular, the short-lived CBS version of "Planet of the Apes"
1977:
Co-starred as the scientist Dr. Willaway on the sci-fi series "Fantastic Journey" (NBC)
1977:
TV miniseries debut in supporting role in "The Rhinemann Exchange" (NBC)
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Was French magistrate and bar owner Bon Chance Louis in the ABC adventure series "Tales of the Gold Monkey"
1985:
Had one of his best roles as the TV horror host called upon to battle vampires in the superior horror film "Fright Night"
1986:
Was executive secretary to Suzanne Pleshette in the CBS drama "Bridges to Cross"
1987:
Executive produced feature "Overboard"; also played the role of the butler Andrew
1988:
Played himself in "Going Hollywood: The War Years"
1991:
Entered into an exclusive production agreement with Foxboro Entertainment to serve as producer and production consultant to the company
1992:
Voiced The Mad Hatter on the animated "The Adventures of Batman and Robin"
1995:
Provided the voice of Snowball, the hamster nemesis of Brain, on the animated "Steven Spielberg Presents Pinky and the Brain"
1996:
Narrated the Showtime series "Sex and the Silver Scene"
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Appeared as an interviewee in several episodes of the A&E series "Biography"
1998:
Final film role, providing a character voice for the animated "A Bug's Life"

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