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Also Known As: Ronald Moodnick Died:
Born: January 8, 1924 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: London, England, GB Profession: actor, singer, lyricist, librettist, composer, author

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A sad-faced character player of stage and screen often cast in comic or seriocomic roles, Ron Moody is best recalled for portraying Fagin, the adult leader of a pickpocket gang, in both the 1960 London stage and 1968 feature film versions of "Oliver!". He went on to play Uriah Heep in the 1970 NBC version of "David Copperfield" and Ippoli Vorobyaninov, the clerk of noble birth searching for his family fortune in "The Twelve Chairs" (1970). But Moody never seemed to land meaty roles again and his feature film and TV appearances became more sporadic in the 80s and 90s.

A sad-faced character player of stage and screen often cast in comic or seriocomic roles, Ron Moody is best recalled for portraying Fagin, the adult leader of a pickpocket gang, in both the 1960 London stage and 1968 feature film versions of "Oliver!". He went on to play Uriah Heep in the 1970 NBC version of "David Copperfield" and Ippoli Vorobyaninov, the clerk of noble birth searching for his family fortune in "The Twelve Chairs" (1970). But Moody never seemed to land meaty roles again and his feature film and TV appearances became more sporadic in the 80s and 90s.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Lost Dogs (2009)
2.
3.
 Ghost In Monte Carlo, A (1990) Alphonse
4.
 Where Is Parsifal? (1984) Baron Gaspard Beersbohm
5.
 Wrong Is Right (1982) King Awad
6.
 Dial M For Murder (1981) Captain Lesgate
7.
 Dominique (1979) Doctor Rogers
9.
 Dogpound Shuffle (1974) Steps
10.
 Flight of the Doves (1971) John Cyril "Hawk" Dove, also known as Maxwell Perdon, DCI Wolcott, Miss Heather Marblestone, farmer
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Milestones close milestones

1952:
London stage debut "Intimacy at Eight"
1958:
Feature film debut, "Davy"
1960:
First played the role of Fagin in the Lionel Bart musical "Oliver!" in London's West End
1962:
Wrote and starred in the musical "Joey" at the Old Vic in Bristol
1968:
Repeated stage role of Fagin in film version of "Oliver!", directed by Carol Reed; earned Best Actor Oscar nomination
1970:
Co-starred in Mel Brooks' "The Twelve Chairs"
1970:
Portrayed Uriah Heep in NBC version of "David Copperfield"; released theatrically in Europe
1971:
First directed for the stage, "Saturnalia"; also composed score
1973:
Made American stage debut playing Fagin in "Oliver!" in Los Angeles and San Francisco
1976:
Wrote and composed the score for the stage musical "The Showman"
1978:
US TV miniseries debut, "The Word" (CBS)
1979:
Cast as Merlin in "The Unidentified Flying Oddball"
1980:
Starred in the American sitcom "Nobody's Perfect" (ABC)
1981:
Co-starred in the ABC adventure series "Tales of the Gold Monkey"
1984:
Again played Fagin in a revival of "Oliver!", first in London and later in a brief Broadway run
1995:
Had another go at Merlin in the Disney film "A Kid in King Arthur's Court"
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Education

London School of Economics: - 1950

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father:
Bernard Moody. Executive. Changed family name in 1930.
mother:
Kate Moody.

Bibliography close complete biography

"My L.S.E" Robson Books
"The Devil You Don't" Robson Books
"Very Very Slightly Imperfect" Robson Books

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