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Also Known As: Rodney Sturt Taylor, Rodney Taylor Died: January 7, 2015
Born: January 11, 1930 Cause of Death: heart attack
Birth Place: Lidcombe, New South Wales, AU Profession: actor, painter

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Theater-exprienced, ruggedly handsome performer who went to Hollywood in 1955 and hit a peak in the early 1960s as tough but endearing lead of adventure-thrillers, including George Pal's first-rate adaptation of H.G. Wells' "The Time Machine" (1960) and Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds" (1963).

Theater-exprienced, ruggedly handsome performer who went to Hollywood in 1955 and hit a peak in the early 1960s as tough but endearing lead of adventure-thrillers, including George Pal's first-rate adaptation of H.G. Wells' "The Time Machine" (1960) and Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds" (1963).

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
2.
 Kaw (2007)
3.
 Warlord: Battle For the Galaxy, The (1998) General Sorenson
4.
 Welcome to Woop Woop (1997) Daddy-O
5.
6.
 Open Season (1995) Billy Patrick
7.
 Palomino (1991) Bill
8.
 Mask of Murder (1989)
9.
10.
 On The Run (1982) Payette
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Milestones close milestones

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Began career as artist
1954:
Made his feature film debut in "King of the Coral Sea."
1955:
US film debut, "Top Gun"
1960:
Earned his big break with a leading role in "The Time Machine."
1967:
Debut as film producer, "Chuka" (also actor)
1988:
Joined the cast of the massively popular night time soap "Falcon Crest."
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Education

East Sydney Art College: - 1944 - 1948

Notes

He is the president of Rodlor Pictures, Inc. (1960-present)

Companions close complete companion listing

wife:
Peggy Wiliams. Model. Divorced.
wife:
Mary Hilem. Model. Married June 3, 1963; divorced 1969; one daughter.

Family close complete family listing

father:
William Sturt Taylor.
mother:
Mona Taylor.
daughter:
Felicia Taylor. News anchor. Co-anchor, "This Morning's Business" on KCOP, in Los Angeles.

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