Roddy Mcdowall


Actor
Roddy Mcdowall

About

Also Known As
Roderick Andrew Anthony Jude Mcdowall
Birth Place
London, England, GB
Born
September 17, 1928
Died
October 03, 1998
Cause of Death
Cancer

Biography

Roddy McDowall began his prolific career as a child model in his native England. Segueing to features, he appeared in over 15 British films in the mid- to late 1930s, including "Convict 99" (1937) and "Murder in the Family" (1938). With his mother and older sister, McDowall was evacuated to the USA. Almost immediately upon his arrival in Hollywood, he was signed to a contract by 20th-Cen...

Photos & Videos

Lassie Come Home - Behind-the-Scenes Stills
The Poseidon Adventure - Movie Posters
Lassie Come Home - Movie Posters

Bibliography

"Double Exposure, Take Four"
Roddy McDowall, William Morrow (1993)
"Double Exposure, Take Three"
Roddy McDowall, William Morrow (1992)
"Double Exposure, Take Two"
Roddy McDowall, William Morrow (1989)
"Double Exposure"
Roddy McDowall, William Morrow (1966)

Notes

He was named Screen Actors Guild representative to the National Film Preservation Board in 1989.

He was awarded the Motion Picture and Television Fund's Silver Medallion Award for humanitarian achievement (1991)

Biography

Roddy McDowall began his prolific career as a child model in his native England. Segueing to features, he appeared in over 15 British films in the mid- to late 1930s, including "Convict 99" (1937) and "Murder in the Family" (1938). With his mother and older sister, McDowall was evacuated to the USA. Almost immediately upon his arrival in Hollywood, he was signed to a contract by 20th-Century Fox. McDowall first came to the attention of American audiences as the cabin boy who helps Walter Pidgeon escape from the Nazis in Fritz Lang's superb "Man Hunt" (1941). Pidgeon and McDowall were again teamed in John Ford's Oscar-winning "How Green Was My Valley" (also 1941), this time with the older actor as a minister encouraging the youth in his attempts to overcome a crippling accident. The film established McDowall as a rising young lead, at once sensitive but also manly, and engendered comparisons with other child actors from Shirley Temple and Freddie Bartholomew. Throughout the 40s, he appeared in a number of well-crafted films, many centered around animals like "Son of Fury" (1942) and "Lassie Come Home" (1943). By the end of the decade, as he approached adulthood, McDowall attempted more interesting fare including a turn as David Balfour in the beautifully photographed but slow remake of "Kidnapped" (which also marked his producing debut) and as Malcolm in Orson Welles' "Macbeth" (both 1948). Slowly, though, despite producing a number of efforts, good feature roles became scarce.

McDowall turned to the stage and to television to further hone his craft. In 1951, he studied with famed acting teacher Mira Rostova and began finding work in TV anthology series. McDowall made his stage debut in summer stock in Westport, CT in 1946 and had toured in the waning days of vaudeville, but it wasn't until 1954 that he made it to the New York stage. After appearing in the inaugural season of the American Shakespeare Festival, he went on to co-star in the Broadway play "Compulsion" (1957) and earned a Supporting Actor Tony Award for "The Fighting Cock" (1959-60). McDowall made his Broadway musical debut alongside Richard Burton and Julie Andrews in Lerner and Loewe's "Camelot" (1960). On the small screen, he excelled as Ariel in "The Tempest" (NBC, 1960) and earned a 1961 Emmy for "Not Without Honor" (NBC). Baby boomers may also recall McDowall as the villainous The Bookworm on the campy "Batman" (ABC, 1966).

When he returned to features in the early 60s, it was as a character player. He was suitably creepy as a punk enamored of heroine Doris Day in the uneven "Midnight Lace" (1960) and was a strong Octavian in the extravagant "Cleopatra" (1963). In 1968, McDowall was cast in what is probably one of his most remembered role, the simian scientist Cornelius in "Planet of the Apes," a role he reprised in the second sequel "Escape From the Planet of the Apes" (1971). For the fourth and fifth installments, "Conquest of the Planet of the Apes" (1972) and "Battle of the Planet of the Apes" (1973), the actor assumed the role of Caesar, the son of Cornelius. He also played a similar role in the short-lived 1974 TV version.

The prolific actor continued to work in all media into the 80s and 90s. He was the French magistrate and bar owner on the adventure series "Tales of the Gold Monkey" (ABC, 1982-83) and won critical acclaim and a legion of new fans as the washed-up horror movie actor-turned-TV host who is enlisted to battle Chris Sarandon's seductive vampire in the superior "Fright Night" (1985). Near the end of his career, he played the nosy town barber in "The Grass Harp" (1995) and was back among simians as an Englishman held captive by chimps in "Rudyard Kipling's 'The Second Jungle Book: Mowgli and Baloo'" (1997). A noted collector of Hollywood memorabilia and a fine raconteur, McDowall had been a frequent interview subject for documentaries on celebrities as well as on the A&E series "Biography."

McDowall was also an accomplished photographer, having worked for such magazines as LOOK, LIFE and VOGUE. He has also published four books of his celebrity portraits: "Double Exposure" (1966), "Double Exposure, Take Two" (1989) "Double Exposure, Take Three" (1992) and "Double Exposure, Take Four" (1993).

Filmography

 

Director (Feature Film)

Tam Lin (1971)
Director

Cast (Feature Film)

The Truth About Lying (2000)
Mary Pickford: A Life on Film (2000)
Interviewee
Keepers of the Frame (1999)
Star Hunter (1998)
A Bug's Life (1998)
Voice
The Second Jungle Book - Mowgli and Baloo (1997)
Dead Man's Island (1996)
Trevor Dunaway
Unlikely Angel (1996)
Peter
It's My Party (1996)
The Grass Harp (1995)
The Alien Within (1995)
Dr Henry Lazarus
Last Summer in the Hamptons (1995)
Mirror, Mirror 2: Raven Dance (1994)
The Story of Lassie (1994)
Angel 4: Undercover (1994)
Heads (1994)
Hart to Hart: Home Is Where the Hart Is (1994)
The Magical World of Chuck Jones (1992)
Himself
MGM: When the Lion Roars (1992)
The Naked Target (1992)
Ernest Peabody
Going Under (1991)
Double Trouble (1991)
Chamberlain
The Color of Evening (1991)
Earth Angel (1991)
Mr Tatum
Deadly Game (1991)
Shakma (1990)
Sorenson
Cutting Class (1989)
FRIGHT NIGHT PART 2 (1989)
Peter Vincent
The Big Picture (1989)
Harold Lloyd: The Third Genius (1989)
Going Hollywood: The War Years (1988)
Himself
Doin' Time on Planet Earth (1988)
Dead Of Winter (1987)
Thomas Franklin Murray
The Wind in the Willows (1987)
Voice
Overboard (1987)
Gobots: Battle of the Rock Lords (1986)
Voice
Fright Night (1985)
Zany Adventures Of Robin Hood (1984)
This Girl For Hire (1983)
Class of 1984 (1982)
Terry Corrigan
Evil Under The Sun (1982)
Rex Brewster
Mae West (1982)
Charlie Chan and the Curse of the Dragon Queen (1981)
The Million Dollar Face (1981)
Derek
Memory Of Eva Ryker (1980)
Macfarland
Nutcracker Fantasy (1979)
Voice
Scavenger Hunt (1979)
The Black Hole (1979)
Voice
Hart to Hart (1979)
Dr Peterson
Circle Of Iron (1979)
White Robe
Laserblast (1978)
Dr Mellon
The Cat From Outer Space (1978)
Rabbit Test (1978)
The Thief of Bagdad (1978)
Sixth and Main (1977)
Skateboard
Mean Johnny Barrows (1976)
Embryo (1976)
Flood! (1976)
Franklin--Fisherman
Funny Lady (1975)
Arnold (1974)
Robert
The Elevator (1974)
Marvin Ellis
Battle for the Planet of the Apes (1973)
The Legend of Hell House (1973)
Ben Fischer
Miracle on 34th Street (1973)
Dr Sawyer
The Poseidon Adventure (1972)
Acres
Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (1972)
Caesar
The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean (1972)
Frank Gass
Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971)
Mr. Jelk
Escape from the Planet of the Apes (1971)
[Dr.] Cornelius
Pretty Maids All in a Row (1971)
Proffer
Tam Lin (1971)
Narrator
A Taste Of Evil (1971)
Dr Michael Lomas
What's a Nice Girl Like You...? (1971)
Albert Soames
Terror in the Sky (1971)
Dr Ralph Baird
Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970)
Intro voice
Angel, Angel, Down We Go (1969)
Santoro
Midas Run (1969)
Wister
Hello Down There (1969)
Nate Ashbury
Planet of the Apes (1968)
Cornelius
5 Card Stud (1968)
Nick Evers
The Cool Ones (1967)
Tony Krum
It! (1967)
Arthur Pimm
The Adventures of Bullwhip Griffin (1967)
Bullwhip Griffin
Lord Love a Duck (1966)
Alan "Mollymauk" Musgrave
The Defector (1966)
CIA agent Adam
The Loved One (1965)
D. J., Jr.
The Third Day (1965)
Oliver Parsons
Inside Daisy Clover (1965)
Baines
That Darn Cat (1965)
Gregory Benson
The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965)
Matthew
Shock Treatment (1964)
Martin Ashley
Cleopatra (1963)
Octavian
The Longest Day (1962)
Private Morris
Midnight Lace (1960)
Malcolm [Stanley]
The Subterraneans (1960)
Yuri Gligoric
The Steel Fist (1952)
Erik Kardin
Killer Shark (1950)
Ted Smith
Big Timber (1950)
Jimmy Wheeler
Everybody's Dancin' (1950)
Tuna Clipper (1949)
Alec McLennan
Black Midnight (1949)
Scott Jordan
Rocky (1948)
Chris Hammond
Kidnapped (1948)
David Balfour
Macbeth (1948)
Malcolm
Holiday in Mexico (1946)
Stanley Owen
Thunderhead, Son of Flicka (1945)
Ken McLaughlin
Molly and Me (1945)
Jimmy Graham
The Keys of the Kingdom (1945)
Francis, as a boy
The White Cliffs of Dover (1944)
John Ashwood II, as a boy
Lassie Come Home (1943)
Joe Carraclough
My Friend Flicka (1943)
Ken McLaughlin
The Pied Piper (1942)
Ronnie [Cavanaugh]
On the Sunny Side (1942)
Hugh Aylesworth
Son of Fury (1942)
Benjamin [Blake], as a boy
Confirm or Deny (1941)
Albert Perkins
How Green Was My Valley (1941)
Huw [Morgan]
Man Hunt (1941)
Vaner
Murder in the Family (1938)
Yellow Sands (1938)
Convict 99 (1937)

Producer (Feature Film)

Overboard (1987)
Executive Producer
Big Timber (1950)
Associate Producer
Killer Shark (1950)
Associate Producer
Black Midnight (1949)
Associate Producer
Tuna Clipper (1949)
Associate Producer
Rocky (1948)
Associate Producer
Kidnapped (1948)
Associate Producer

Film Production - Main (Feature Film)

To Catch a King (1984)
Photography
Generation (1969)
Walter's photography display

Misc. Crew (Feature Film)

The Magical World of Chuck Jones (1992)
Other
Going Hollywood: The War Years (1988)
Other

Cast (Special)

20th Century Fox: The Blockbuster Years (2000)
Star Power: The Creation of United Artists (1999)
Narration
Intimate Portrait: Lauren Bacall (1999)
John Ford: An American Icon (1999)
Behind the Planet of the Apes (1998)
Narrator
Myrna Loy: A Class By Herself (1998)
25th International Emmy Awards (1998)
Presenter
Louise Brooks: Looking for Lulu (1998)
20th Century Fox: The First 50 Years (1997)
Vincent Price: The Versatile Villain (1997)
Andy Griffith: Hollywood's Homespun Hero (1997)
Henry Fonda: Hollywood's Quiet Hero (1997)
Barbara Stanwyck: Straight Down the Line (1997)
Interviewee
Sonja Henie: Fire on Ice (1997)
Interviewee
Audrey Hepburn: The Fairest Lady (1997)
Interviewee
Alice Faye: The Star Next Door (1996)
Carmen Miranda: The South American Way (1996)
Darryl F. Zanuck: 20th Century Filmmaker (1995)
Boris Karloff: The Gentle Monster (1995)
Interviewee
Julie Andrews: Back on Broadway (1995)
The Fantasy Worlds of Irwin Allen (1995)
Interviewee
Elizabeth Taylor (1993)
The American Film Institute Salute to Elizabeth Taylor (1993)
Performer
John Ford (1993)
Ava Gardner (1992)
Stars and Stripes: Hollywood and World War II (1991)
Dennis Hopper (1991)
Montgomery Clift: His Place in the Sun (1989)
America's All-Star Tribute to Elizabeth Taylor (1989)
Performer
Carmilla (1989)
When We Were Young... Growing Up on the Silver Screen (1989)
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts (1988)
Performer
Lerner & Loewe: Broadway's Last Romantics (1988)
Remo Williams (1988)
Happy Birthday, Hollywood! (1987)
London and Davis in New York (1984)
Circus of the Stars (1982)
Twilight Theater (1982)
Judgment Day (1981)
Mr Heller
The American Film Institute Salute to John Ford (1973)
Performer
Topper Returns (1973)
Cosmo Topper Jr
The Power and the Glory (1961)
Mestizo
The Best of Anything (1960)
Guest
The Good Fairy (1956)
Waiter

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Sidney Sheldon's "The Sands of Time" (1992)
Timmy's Gift: A Precious Moments Christmas (1991)
Voice
An Inconvenient Woman (1991)
Around the World in 80 Days (1989)
Hollywood Wives (1986)
Alice in Wonderland (1985)
The Immigrants (1978)

Life Events

1937

Film debut, "Convict 99"

1940

Settled in Hollywood; put under contract at 20th Century-Fox

1940

With mother and sister, moved to the USA to escape bombing of London during WWII

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

1948

Associate produced first film, "Kidnapped"; also acted

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

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)

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"

1998

Final film role, providing a character voice for the animated "A Bug's Life"

Photo Collections

Lassie Come Home - Behind-the-Scenes Stills
Here are several photos taken behind-the-scenes during production of MGM's Lassie Come Home (1943), starring Lassie and Roddy McDowall.
The Poseidon Adventure - Movie Posters
The Poseidon Adventure - Movie Posters
Lassie Come Home - Movie Posters
Here are a few American movie posters for Lassie Come Home (1943), starring Lassie, Roddy McDowall, and Elizabeth Taylor.
The Legend of Hell House - Scene Stills
Here are a few scene stills from The Legend of Hell House (1973), starring Roddy McDowell.
The Legend of Hell House - Pressbook
Here is the campaign book (pressbook) for The Legend of Hell House (1973), starring Roddy McDowall. Pressbooks were sent to exhibitors and theater owners to aid them in publicizing the film's run in their theater.
Bedknobs and Broomsticks - Pressbook
Here is the original campaign book (pressbook) for Disney's Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971). Pressbooks were sent to exhibitors and theater owners to aid them in publicizing the film's run in their theater.
The Black Hole - Movie Posters
Here are two different one-sheet movie posters for Disney's science-fiction adventure The Black Hole (1979). One-sheets measured 27x41 inches, and were the poster style most commonly used in theaters.
Bedknobs and Broomsticks - Movie Poster
Here is the American one-sheet movie poster for Disney's Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971). One-sheets measured 27x41 inches, and were the poster style most commonly used in theaters.

Videos

Movie Clip

Planet Of The Apes (1968) - How Do You Account For Me? Animal psychologist (and Chimpanzee) Zira (Kim Hunter) has proven that human Taylor (Charlton Heston), still unable to speak because of his throat injury, can communicate, though her colleague and boyfriend Cornelius (Roddy McDowall) isn't convinced by his story, in Planet Of The Apes, 1968.
Big Picture, The (1989) - Only The Artistically Incorrupt Ending director Christopher Guest’s credits and incorporating uncredited Eddie Albert as the MC and two of the (highly satirical) student films up for awards at the (fictional) National Film Institute, (the first with cameos by Elliott Gould, June Lockhart, Roddy McDowall and Stephen Collins) Kevin Bacon (as nominee Nick, with girlfriend Emily Longstreth) in the audience, Jason Gould, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Dan Schneider his fellows, in The Big Picture, 1989.
Dirty Mary Crazy Larry (1974) - My Grandfather's Pickup Peter Fonda (2nd title character) completes his business with a San Joaquin Valley grocery manager (un-credited Roddy MacDowall) only to find his one-night stand (Susan George, 1st title character) lurking in his getaway car, early in Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry, 1974.
Cult Of The Damned (1969) - All Sorts Of Tranquilizers Usually low-budget American International pictures shooting on location at the Getz-Hearst “Beverly House” in Beverly Hills, singer Bogart (Jordan Christopher) has the full attention of mother Astrid (Jennifer Jones) and daughter Tara Nicole (Holly Near), then another original song by Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil in Cult Of The Damned, (a.k.a. Angel, Angel Down We Go), 1969.
Cult Of The Damned (a.k.a. Angel, Angel Down We Go) (1969) - The Fat Song Tara-Nicole (Holly Near), after a sexual encounter with singer Bogart (Jordan Christopher), by whom she was willingly abducted from her own debutante ball, meets his “new group,” Davey Davison, Lou Rawls and Roddy McDowall as Ana Livia, Joe and Santoro, and hears his new song for her (by Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil), in Cult Of The Damned, (a.k.a. Angel, Angel Down We Go), 1969.
Cool Ones, The (1967) - Just One Of Those Things Backstage at a TV variety show, ambitious dancer-singer Hallie (Debbie Watson) interrupts the band led by Glen Campbell as “Patrick,” doing an electrified Cole Porter song, Phil Harris in charge of the show, George Furth his aide, Phil Arnold the snarky stage manager, in The Cool Ones, 1967.
Black Hole, The (1979) - Opening, Unscheduled Course Correction Music by John Barry and the voices of Roddy McDowall (as V.I.N.CENT the robot), Anthony Perkins (Dr. Durant) and Robert Forster(Capt. Holland) open Disney's 1979 sci-fi adventure The Black Hole.
Cool Ones, The (1967) - Some Of These Diddy-Bops 35 minutes into the feature top-billed Roddy McDowall appears as rock promoter Tony Krum, Robert Coote his sycophant brother Stanley, pushing his would-be pop-star duo, ingenue Hallie (Debbie Watson) and washed-up Cliff (Gil Peterson), Nita Talbot and Jim Begg the hangers-on, shooting at the Palm Springs airport, in The Cool Ones, 1967.
Poseidon Adventure, The (1972) - Six Hundred Pound Swordfish Priest Gene Hackman leads survivors toward the hull of the flipped ocean liner, Roddy McDowall the injured waiter, Shelley Winters and Jack Albertson the retirees, Pamela Sue Martin a frightened teen, Carol Lynley the lounge singer, Ernest Borgnine the surly cop, Stella Stevens his increasingly disrobed wife, in The Poseidon Adventure, 1972.
Midnight Lace (1960) - A Real London Fog London fog and Grosvenor Square as American heiress Doris Day gets terrified in the opening to the 1960 thriller Midnight Lace, from producer Ross Hunter, directed by David Miller, co-starring Rex Harrison, with Myrna Loy, John Gavin and Roddy McDowall.
Inside Daisy Clover (1966) - Pretty Hot In There Daisy (Natalie Wood), at home with her mother "The Dealer" (Ruth Gordon) and not sure about becoming a movie star, receives conniving sister Gloria (Betty Harford) and Hollywood mogul Swan (Christopher Plummer), in Inside Daisy Clover, 1965, directed by Robert Mulligan.
Pretty Maids All In A Row (1971) - It's All Right She's Dead After credits, a song by The Osmonds, with presumptive next-pop-idol John David Carson arriving at LA's University High School, director Roger Vadim is openly prurient, writer Gene Roddenberry not shy, Angie Dickinson, Roddy McDowall and Rock Hudson introduced, in Pretty Maids All In A Row, 1971.

Trailer

Cleopatra (1963) -- (Original Trailer) Hefty trailer for the original release of the 20th Century-Fox epic, by then already famous for its gigantic cost and the affair between the stars, for Cleopatra, 1963, with Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor and Rex Harrison.
Class Of 1984 -- (1982) Original Trailer Gritty business, and not a glimpse of the then-unknown breakout star, Michael J. Fox, in the trailer for producer-director Mark L. Lester’s Canadian-made feature, Class Of 1984, 1982.
Pretty Maids All in a Row - (Original Trailer) A young man's first sexual explorations are threatened by a string of murders in Pretty Maids All in a Row (1971) written by Gene Roddenberry, starring Rock Hudson and Angie Dickinson.
Dead of Winter - (Original Trailer) Mary Steenburgen plays a struggling actress trapped in a deadly mansion in Arthur Penn's Dead Of Winter (1987).
Lassie Come Home - (Original Trailer) A faithful collie undertakes an arduous journey to return to his lost family in Lassie Come Home (1943) starring Roddy McDowall.
Greatest Story Ever Told, The - (Original Trailer) The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965) is an epic re-telling of the life of Christ, directed by George Stevens and starring Max Von Sydow, Dorothy McGuire, Claude Rains and many more
Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean, The - (Original Trailer) Paul Newman stars as the Law West of the Pecos in John Huston's The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean (1972).
How Green Was My Valley - (Re-issue Trailer) Five Oscars®, including Best Picture and Director, went to John Ford's portrait of a Welsh mining town, How Green Was My Valley (1941).
Dirty Mary Crazy Larry - (Original Trailer) Three bandits attempt to evade the police in the high speed chase flick Dirty Mary Crazy Larry (1974).
Loved One, The - (Original Trailer) Robert Morse heads an all-star cast in the bizarre comedy The Loved One (1965) based on a novel by Evelyn Waugh.
Longest Day, The - (Original Trailer) An all-star cast including John Wayne and Henry Fonda in a re-creation of the D-Day invasion on The Longest Day (1962).
Inside Daisy Clover - (Original Trailer) A girl on the road to stardom fights the dehumanizing effects of Hollywood life in Inside Daisy Clover (1965) starring Natalie Wood, Robert Redford and Christopher Plummer.

Family

Thomas Andrew McDowall
Father
Mearchant seaman. Scottish.
Winifred McDowall
Mother
Scottish.
Virginia McDowall
Sister
Older; survived him.

Bibliography

"Double Exposure, Take Four"
Roddy McDowall, William Morrow (1993)
"Double Exposure, Take Three"
Roddy McDowall, William Morrow (1992)
"Double Exposure, Take Two"
Roddy McDowall, William Morrow (1989)
"Double Exposure"
Roddy McDowall, William Morrow (1966)

Notes

He was named Screen Actors Guild representative to the National Film Preservation Board in 1989.

He was awarded the Motion Picture and Television Fund's Silver Medallion Award for humanitarian achievement (1991)

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced in October 1998 that its collection of still photographs was renamed the Roddy McDowall Photo Archive.